Some wine events in Beijing offer such good value that they qualify as “must go“. In terms of free tastings, the best are the twice-yearly wine fairs at Carrefour (the next one is tomorrow: see here for details). In terms of portfolio tastings, the best is the annual “Taste of Nations” organized by Torres China. And in terms of public events that bring together the city’s wine distributors, the best is the Hilton Food and Wine Experience, now in its thirteenth year. This year’s event is on November 6, lasts seven hours, and as usual will feature hundreds of wines and a buffet–for only RMB230. See the poster below for more details.
2006: The year I tasted 52 wines and lost my cell phone
2007: The year I attended a seminar with Jeremy Oliver and later accidentally broke a bottle of Shiraz on the Hilton’s marble staircase
2008: The year Yiftach Bar described a Louis Latour Chardonnay as a “white wine with balls.”