Tasting time: The Hilton Food & Wine Experience, and more

One of the best Beijing wine events of the year – The Hilton Food & Wine Experience – is tomorrow (Saturday) from 5 to 8 PM. With hundreds of wines available to sample as well as tea, coffee, chocolate, cheese, and more, the eleventh annual edition of this event should again offer excellent value at RMB230. For trade people, it will unfortunately – or perhaps fortunately – be a busy one as the UGC Bordeaux event is being held the same day. Other upcoming events include a fund-raiser by Beijing Wine Club and an “all star” Bordeaux dinner by ASC. (For the long-term look, check this events page.)

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Friday-Saturday, November 29-30, 10:30 AM-7:30 PM, Kerry Center Shop (B37)
Montrose half-price sale; by Montrose wines; for more info, call 8529-9494.

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Saturday, November 29, Hilton, 5-8 PM, RMB230
Food & Wine Experience XI
, by Beijing Hilton; tasting with hundreds of wines, plus food, coffee, tea, chocolate, cheese, and water; 5865-5125 or here for details (open to trade from 11 AM-8 PM).

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Saturday, November 29, 7 PM, Grand Hyatt, RMB1288
Bordeaux GCC ‘All-Star’ Wine Dinner, with wines and owners from Chateau La Gurgue, Chateau Citran, Chateau Chasse-Spleen, Chateau Camensac, Chateau Haut Bages Liberal, Chateau Gruaud Larose, and Chateau Ferriere; by ASC; RSVP with Helen Lu at eventsbj@asc-wines.com / 6587-3803.

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Saturday, November 29, 5-6 PM, Pinotage, RMB60
Weekly tasting
; by WineLink; RSVP with Chris at 13611-207-396 / chrisb@winelink.com.cn.

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Monday, December 1, 7 PM, Palette Vino (5 Dongsi Shiyitiao branch), RMB121
AIDS fund-raiser; with five wines; by Beijing Wine Club; for more info, call 6585-3099.

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Wednesday, December 3, 7-10 PM, Domus, RMB228
Monthly ladies’ wine tasting; with five wines and dinner; RSVP with Emily Chin at 8511-8015 / emily.chin@domusrestaurant.com

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Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 PM, L’Isola (Pacific Century Place), RMB688
Alois Lageder wine dinner, by ASC; RSVP with Helen Lu at eventsbj@asc-wines.com or 6587-3803.

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Note: See the long-term schedule. If you intend to attend any of the above events, it is best to confirm the details with the venue ahead of time. To get an event listed, send the details to beijingboyce@yahoo.com.