Off the Bund: Marcus Ford to spearhead new wine bar

Note: The shop will focus on retail, rather than be a wine bar, though there will be tastings and some space to enjoy a purchase.

Shanghai residents can expect a new wine bar in the French Concession come spring. Marcus Ford, after a decade of service at M on the Bund, is leaving to become retail director and spearhead the initiative for new company Pu Dao, which counts as investors the owners of wine importer and distributor Summergate. Ford says the wine bar will feature more than 500 selections chosen from a wide range of sources, a terrace where patrons can enjoy their purchases at retail prices, and events, seminars, and tastings. The longer term plan is to open more such wine bars in China.

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