Every Thursday we host our own ‘Wine Night at our own XO Bar in the Former French Concession, where you can sample our unique range of wines, hang out with your fellow Shanghai wine lovers and snack on delicious freshly made canapés.
RMB 150 for BottlesXO community members (signup available on site).
Spaces are limited, so make sure to reserve your spot! Click here to RSVP.
When: Every Thursday, 19:00 – 21:00
XO, 237 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu, Xuhui, Shanghai
Read on to find out about what we’ll be serving!
Ca’ di Alte Prosecco (¥125)
Who wants some fun facts about prosecco? In Treviso, where it’s made, they have so much prosecco that they servce it on draft! We’re not in Treviso, so we can’t do that. Sorry for getting your hopes up. What we can do is give you this, a light prosecco with effortlessly smooth bubbles. It’s so good and so moreish that you’ll be thanking good old Antonio Carpenè for his genius by the time the bottles done.
Poggio Civetta Pinot Grigio (¥95)
We’ve got a soft spot for Italian Pinot Grigios, and you should too. What can we say? It’s just something about their spritzy flavor, how lean and light-bodied they are, and how no matter what the time of year it feels more like summer with every sip. This is a wine that you don’t think about – that you simply enjoy.
Famille Perrin L’Oustalet White (¥105)
The L’Oustalet bottles are named after one of the Perrin family’s favorite restaurants in Gigondas. That’s also where the grapes for the wines are picked, 100% organically AND by hand. We obviously can’t take you there, but if you’re looking for a taste of a picturesque corner of the Rhône valley, this is probably the best you’ll get without a flight to France.
Kurt Angerer Kies Grüner Veltliner (¥130 – down from ¥150)
Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s most famous and most planted grape: think of it as kind of like Chardonnays northern cousin. You couldn’t ask for a better introduction to than this particular wine. The 2012 vintage got a mark of 88 from Robert Parker and a 91 at Wine Enthusiast. Those are big numbers.
Gris de Tamary Rosé (¥135)
Ever feel like you want to get away? How does a trip to the French Riviera sound? We don’t do flight tickets, but we do have the next best thing: a bottle of rosé that will make you feel like you’re lounging on a sunbed in Saint Tropez. The best rosé comes from this region, Côtes de Provence, which also houses the legendary Pampellone beach.
Poggio Civetta Chianti (¥95)
The Rossettis, the family behind Poggio Civetta, produces this particular Chianti, a clan in which winemaking runs so deep that the family grandmother (let’s call her “Mama Rossetti”) is still involved in the day-to-day production! You know what is? That’s passion.
Herencia Altés Garnatxa Negra (¥115)
What makes this Garnatxa so special? Maybe it’s the hand-harvested grapes. Maybe it’s the love of her hometown that winemaker Nuria Altés puts into every bottle. Perhaps it’s scores of 90 from the guys Robert Parker and Stephen Tanzer. Or maybe it’s simply that this smooth, fruit-forward bottle tastes so, so good.
Château Montcabrier Bordeaux Supérieur (¥130)
This is a classic “Right Bank” Bordeaux blend. What does that mean? That means it’s made with the grapes you’d usually find in wines created east of the Garonne River that splits Bordeaux in two: juicy Merlot with a small twist of Cabernet Franc.
Herencia Altés Garnatxa Negra (¥160)
The Hazañas of old Spain were the “illustrious deeds and exploits of Spain’s literary heroes”, like Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. This Hazaña wine, created by partners Nuria Altés and Rafael de Haan, aims to channel that vibrant history. Ancient Spanish heroes are cool and all… but wait until you try the wine.
Herencia Altés Garnatxa Negra (¥215)
Alba D.O.C., in Piemonte, Northern Italy is one of its country’s most famous wine regions. But Barbera, one of the grapes that grows naturally on the hills there, is one of the lesser known grapes from there. Listen close, because here’s a secret: it’s one of the best in Italy.