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  • How to pick a wine for a dinner party

    2010-01-08 10:18

    With so many choices out there in Beijing, sometimes it's hard to choose a wine to drink or bring to a dinner party based on just a price.

  • Brewers quench thirst for real ale

    2010-01-08 10:18

    China has still got a long way to go when it comes to beer. Local beer is cheap, but you get what you pay for; imported beers offer respite from watery brews, but for a price.

  • New bar street takes shape

    2010-01-07 11:36

    A bar opening tomorrow on Beiluoguxiang is the latest example of a growing trend that has seen shops take advantage of the street's proximity to Nanluoguxiang (NLGX) Pedestrian Street, minus the cost, the kitsch and the chaos.

  • The world's finest brews

    2010-01-03 09:17

    Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, your search for rare and classic wines from around the globe should end at Beijing's Enoteca.

  • 'Little Er' a time-honored Beijing spirit

    2009-12-30 09:55

    For those of you who think Beijingers' obsession with Erguotou liquor is an urban legend, consider this: Each of Beijing's nearly 20 million residents bought 40 small bottles on average last year.

  • You are what you drink

    2009-12-25 09:25

    Ever feel like having an all champagne or vodka night? Now you can, sort of.

  • Uncorking new desires

    2009-12-19 09:48

    Bo Barret, a winemaker at the Chateau Montelena Winery in the Napa Valley, United States, came to Beijing last week for a media wine tasting and dinner at Maison Boulud.

  • 'Shoes have a soul too'

    2009-12-14 10:42

    When whisky and champagne brands release their latest products, some people pay attention to the bonus items. Here are some of the hottest on the market.

  • Farewell, my favorite bar street

    2009-12-08 09:45

    Last month, Nanluoguxiang was moved to my endangered bar street list after an announcement by local officials revealed plans to slowly transform the bar street into a center for "popular culture" by gradually replacing the bars and cafes with theaters and other entertainment venues.

  • What wine goes with pumpkin pie?

    2009-11-25 09:36

    Some people think the most important part of a traditional Thanksgiving meal is the turkey, but others argue it is dessert and the best wine to go with it.

  • Austria's answer to Beaujolais Nouveau

    2009-11-18 14:37

    France has the Eiffel Tower and Burgundy and Beaujolais, while England has Big Ben and its beers and ales, and just as the waltz is wedded to Vienna, Gruner Veltliner is synonymous with Austria.

  • Burgundy wine auction looks up in "exceptional" year

    2009-11-16 09:33

    An "exceptional" 2009 vintage of Burgundy wines sent sales sharply up at the annual Beaunes Hospices charity auction on Sunday.