Californian wine in China: Beijing Wine Classic at Aman in the Summer Palace

By Jim Boyce

Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, Hugh Davies of Schramsberg, and Heidi Peterson Barrett of La Sirena are among the dozen wine makers and winery leaders from California slated to participate in the Beijing Wine Classic 2009 from November 13 to 15 at Aman in the Summer Palace. The weekend will include food and wine pairings, seminars on topics such as California Chardonnay and “quirky reds“, and a “cult Cabernet dinner“.

A two-day pass, covering two lunches and six seminars, is USD500, while a one-day pass is USD300. Room rates at Aman range from USD2800 to USD9688. All prices are subject to a 15 percent service charge.

For full details, see here. To reserve a space, email

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