The Hilton Food & Wine Experience is the longest-running annual event of its kind in Beijing and will mark its fifteenth birthday anniversary this year. Two things to note: 1) This year’s tasting is slated for October 27, so mark your calendars, and 2) I will team up with the Hilton Beijing again on a contest, this one called The XV Factor — details to come. For those who haven’t been, here are a few posts from previous years and contests.
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.”
2010: The year of the Celebrity Wine contest. From Tiger Woodsbridge to Mariah Sherry, from Chianti Reeves to Riesling Witherspoon, we had plenty of entries.
2011: The year we asked readers to come up with a name for the Hilton Food & Wine Experience. And the winner was…
And for added fun last year, I also organized The North by Northwest Challenge.