The Carrefour spring wine fairÂ is underway at the Shuangjing outletÂ in Beijing. You can sample from among hundreds of wines through April 13 and get discounts of up to 60Â percent through April 22. SeeÂ the catalog here.
This annual event typically has lotsÂ ofÂ unintentional comedy, from inebriated shoppersÂ running carts into walls to outraged FrenchÂ trade people decrying other countries’ “prostitute wines”. There are also plenty of deals.
This year, wineÂ startsÂ atÂ rmb29Â per bottle for ‘Bons Moment” Cabernet Sauvignon from France and there are about two dozen other options under rmb60. There are also buy three bottles, get three free deals on bubbly from Argentina, Spain, Italy and France, which translates to half-price. See all of the wines and prices here.
As always, Carrefour has in the past provided wine glasses not much larger than an egg cup, so I recommend you bring your own — or buy some in the store — and enjoy the festivities in style.
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