Tasting time Beijing: Jeremy Oliver, Carrefour, German wines, and more

After a prolonged absence, the wine events list is back, and just in time for some nice tastings: a blind one of Sauvignon Blanc that includes a vote at the end, a lineup of six German wines from three producers, and the upcoming (and free) opening of the Carrefour spring wine fair.

To get pop-up maps of venue locations or to send the address for free – in English or Chinese – to your phone, go to this page on sibling blog Beijing Boyce  (I will have this feature on Grape Wall next week). Also, I will keep an updated list of wine events on this page. Finally, it is always best to confirm details of a tasting ahead of time – if there is one constant in Beijing, it is change.

Thursday, April 2, 7-9 PM, Super Ganbei, RMB100
“Let’s wine”
, with three Chilean and Italian wines from East Meets West; includes canapes; RSVP with Selina at selina@emw-wines.com or Super Ganbei at 5128-5488.

Friday, April 3, 6:30PM, Sequoia Café (Guanghua Road), RMB120
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc blind tasting, with five wines from four suppliers; a vote on the wines will be taken; includes snacks; RSVP with Frank Siegel on Facebook or at 13701-178-073.

Friday, April 3, 6:30-8:30 PM, Café Europa, RMB150
“Demystifying German Wines”
, with six wines from three makers, and two winery owners in attendance; includes canapés; RSVP with Joseph Kiang at 8695-663 or 13910-097-621.

Monday, April 6, 7 PM, Pinot (JW Marriott Hotel), RMB788
Chablis and Champagne dinner, with The Wine Republic and Bixente Alaman of Jean-Marc Brocard; four wines paired with seafood; RSVP with Chris Wang at chris.wang@marriotthotels.com or Campbell Thompson at events@thewinerepublic.com or 5869-7050.

Thursday, April 16, Blu Lobster (Shangri-La Hotel), RMB988 + 15%
Robert Weil wine dinner, with Wilhelm Weil, great-grandson of the estate founder; five wines with five courses; call 6841-2211, x6727 to RSVP.

Friday, April 17, 6-8 PM, Shuangjing Carrefour, free
Spring wine fair opening night
, with a 20-percent discount on wines; call 5190-9589 for more info.

Tuesday, April 21, 7-9 PM, Aria (China World Hotel), RMB150
Lafite “mega tasting“, with export manager Michel Negrier and DBR Lafite wines provided by Summergate; RSVP with Jenny Fennerty at 6562-5800 or jenny.fennerty@summergate.com.

Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 PM, Meat & Wine Co. (Legation), RMB560
Jeremy Oliver book tour wine dinner; includes five ASC wines ranked 96 points or more by Oliver and a copy of his new book; RSVP with Helen Lu at eventsbj@asc-wines.com or 6587-3803.

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