Beijing Sips & Bites
Events | Beijing Beatles play Q Bar Friday. Paddy O’Shea’s sports night Friday. Fang 2 opens Saturday. Beer Mania’s Thierry de Dobbeleer says goodbye Sunday. Groovy Schiller’s started a German / Chinese quiz night. Next is September 14. Pizza Cup is September 15-16. Mid-Autumn Festival / National Day is October 1-8.
Opening | Iqiyi Cafe (formerly Terra, Rickshaw, Midnight) to be dessert joint. | Same for new venue beside Janes & Hooch, | First Canadian wine sommelier contest in China. Details.
Paddy O’Shea’s is back with a kick-ass fantasy league for football / soccer fans. Five weekly prizes, already 200-plus team. Want to join? Details here. Just need the league code? It’s 961225-230416.
USD100K Wine Contest
48 winemakers from 17 nations competed for $100,000 in a two-year Ningxia wine project that wrapped up in Beijing last week. Details.
China’s first Master Somm
Lu Yang of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts just became the first master sommelier from China. More.
Pop-Up Beijing again put on a superb World Baijiu Day event, this time teaming with Sue Zhou on food and launching a spirit by Nine Inch. Details.