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Cambridge China Centre is pleased to present Note of Mandarin Wine Club, a webinar series hosted fortnightly on Sundays by Cambridge alumna Janet Z. Wang, author of The Chinese Wine Renaissance (foreword by Oz Clarke, Penguin Randomhouse).

This is your chance to learn more about China – its history, culture, people, market, conducted in a fun and relaxed setting, supplemented by at-home wine tasting, should you wish to have a glass at hand while joining in the live sessions, held on alternate Sunday evenings.

2021 Season 2 Programme

Sundays 8PM (UK) Zoom ID: 821 7602 0991

S2 Date 主题 Title
1 24-01-2021 酒的投机与投资 Speculation & investment in wine
2 07-02-2021 中国名菜和美酒搭配 – 春节专辑 Famous Chinese cuisines and wine matching (Chinese New Year Special)
3 21-02-2021 从中国葡萄酒看今日中国焦点 What the Chinese wine industry tells us about modern China
4 07-03-2021 中国酒中的哲学和文艺 Wine culture in Chinese philosophy and arts
5 21-03-2021 中国和英国葡萄酒产业的对比 Comparing and contrasting Chinese and English wine industries
6 04-04-2021 气候变化、生态和酒 Climate change, sustainability and wine

The ‘out of Europe’ mixed case: China and England

This is a unique mixed case for 2021, offered at a discount to RRP plus free UK delivery to our Note of Mandarin Wine Club members! This case focuses on single varietal wines to highlight key characters of the grape and its Chinese or English terroir.

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Previous Events

Series One of the webinar delves into the world of Chinese wine regions and wine culture. You will learn about different parts of China through a whirlwind tour of their fledgling wine industries. Wine is the bloodline of a place and its people and is more insightful than you might imagine!

The series is accompanied by a mixed case of fine wines from various wine regions of China, from international award winning vineyards. You will be treated to delicious and characterful wines from China, some made in familiar European styles and others from unique grape varieties and blends. The webinars are free to attend. If you wish to buy the mixed case of wine that accompanies the series, please find out more here. For each session, you are encouraged to open a corresponding bottle of wine to taste with the host and other participants in a ‘virtual’ tasting.

Series One webinars will be held on the following dates at 8PM, via Zoom and WeChat platform Xiao’e Tong.

8 PM (U.K)     Zoom ID: 821 7602 0991

Season 1 Date 主题 Title
1 11-Oct-2020 中国酒简史 A brief history of Chinese wine
2 25-Oct-2020 中国葡萄酒产区 – 山东/山西 China wine regions – Shandong & Shanxi
3 8-Nov-2020 中国葡萄酒产区 – 京津冀 Chinese wine regions – Around the Capital
4 22-Nov-2020 中国葡萄酒产区 – 丝绸之路 Chinese wine regions – Along the Silk Road
5 06-Dec-2020 葡萄美酒中的中西文化 Chinese & Western cultures in a wine glass
6 20-Dec-2020 起泡酒-节日专辑 Sparkling wines – holiday special

Sparkling Wine Mixed Case: France vs. England vs. China!

‘First things first. Get the champagne.’ said Winston Churchill – a man who knew how to prioritise and handle crises. But had he been around to deal with a year like 2020, would he be drinking French Champagne or English sparkling wine? And how would they compare to the Chinese vintage Blanc de Blancs served to the Heads of States and VIPs at the Beijing Olympics 2008?

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Chinese Fine Wine Mixed Case

This is a UK premiere and unique opportunity to taste six fine wines from China from six different regions, accompanied by three wine webinars for you to learn about these wonderful regions — the wines, the land and the culture.

The wines are offered at an exclusive wine club price with free postage & packaging, which cannot be matched elsewhere. If you are interested in tasting and learning about the wide ranging styles of Chinese fine wines, this would be your best chance!

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