Apr 7 2018

Shanghai Library

1555 Huaihai M Road

Shanghai Library 贵宾卡 上海图书馆. 星巴克咖啡即将开业 希望不会再有故宫的结局. 正好赶上五个英国作家的书展. 简爱不同的版本. 伦敦 British Library 图书馆 的红砖近 EuroStar 和上图的白对比鲜明. Some info is @ 徐家汇藏书楼.

Apr 7 2018

A dog party

A star dog’s life and in Chinese. A big dog party, four Old English Sheepdog and six golden retrievers came.

有60万粉丝的 🐶 出得厅堂 上得了台. 这群金毛和古牧太可爱!

Unfortunately, the dog food I bought from U.S. as goodie bags are missing: Cathay Pacific has lost my luggage!!!



Apr 7 2018

Wine in China, 2018

Western wines have a bigger market than before (duh!), like in 2014. The consumers, from tv shows to average Joes and Janes are drinking more (duh!). But they’re obvious more expensive than in US.

D. V. Catena wines are pretty popular in China. My cousin in Shanghai serves it which is understandable bec she lived in Argentina for more than a decade. What a little surprise to me is my aunt in Beijing has it too (Cabernet 2015). In 2016 I tasted Malbec 2008 and this year, she serves Cab-Malbec 2013 (Mendoza sells about $15 and Maipu $19 in US). They’re all decent.

Two other wines I find to my liking are,

  • Old Vines Zinfandel 2014 from St. Francis wines (Santa Rosa/Sonoma). Char sells it at ¥978 (abt $157) while one can get at $19 in US.
  • La Perle de Roséline Cõtes de Provence 2015 from Château Sainte Roseline. It was served at the Hangzhou Sofitel‘s executive lounge – free; retails in US for about $16-$25.

Lafite continuously to be in demand in China even many of the consumers don’t know how to appreciate them. 10,000 bottle counterfeits fake wine were found in Wenzhou in 2012. Couple of cheapwines I’ve

Los Vascos Grande Reserve 2013 fm Chile, Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) @ Suzhou – this one I’ve had before, both in Shanghai and at home in NY; decent.

Légende Bordeaux 2015 ¥168 (abt $27) for 2 bottles plus 2 heavy glasses and a decanter. The wine is very young and pretty rough/raw. Forbes wrote about this wine in 2017. It sells around $15 in US.

It’s good to be living in New York, for sure.