Note: If you plan to attend, I urge you to register by calling Pudao at 8590-3020.
By Jim Boyce | Retailer Pudao is doing a repeat of last year’s Chinese boutique wine event. This is a superb chance to try some of China’s best, including the astronomically priced Ao Yun—~rmb2400 per bottle—made by LVMH high in Yunnan’s mountains.
The Beijing tasting is Saturday, March 31, and includes three wines each by Grace Vineyard from Shanxi province and Kanaan from the Ningxia region. (Kanaan is distributed by Summergate, owned by the same firm, Woolworths, as Pudao. Two Kanaan wines were recently listed by the Dan Murphy’s alcohol chain in Australia.)
The lineup also includes two wines from Amethyard in Hebei province and one from Jia Bei Lan in Ningxia. Plus the aforementioned Ao Yun. And two rice wines.
In sum, this isn’t a Chinese wine lineup you find everyday. (See full menu below.)
Entry is rmb200. Spend rmb500 and get half your fee refunded. Spend rmb1000 and get it all back.
The tasting is March 31, 3 PM to 5 PM, at Unit F1-01, Tower AB, The Office Park, 10 Jintong West Road. Register by calling 8590-3020.
And if you are interested in even more local wines, check out the recommendations I made in China Daily last month.