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!
Villa Marcello Prosecco (¥175)
Forget the simple party fuel: this is the classy stuff (it’ll still fuel a great party though). It’s the first vintage prosecco produced by Giovanni Mazzei, a son of one of Italy’s oldest and most respected families, and it’s made with grapes grown on his own mother Alessandra Marcello’s 57-hectare estate.
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.
Chartron La Fleur Sauvignon Blanc (¥115)
Sauvignon Blanc. The words mean something even to those whose knowledge of wine doesn’t go much further than “it’s tasty”. And for good reason! It’s a great grape that produces easy-to-love wine. Simple. Effortless. Delicious.
Franz Keller Grauburgunder (¥185)
Grauburgunders are a German wine made exclusively with Pinot grapes grown in Kaiserstuhl but with uncles back in Burgundy. Grauburgunders are a German wine made exclusively with Pinot grapes grown in Kaiserstuhl but with uncles back in Burgundy.
Domaine Faiveley Chardonnay (¥215)
Everybody knows Chardonnay, and we mean that as a compliment. It is bottles from Burgundy that other Chardonnays are measured against. You know what they say: if you’re going to do something, do it right. And if you’re going to drink a Chardonnay, then it might as well be from here.
Hecht & Bannier Rosé (¥150)
Rosé might make you think of kicking back and taking it easy, but that doesn’t mean that making it is a piece of cake. The grapes for this one are harvested between 3AM and 9AM to avoid oxidation and grown at high altitudes to mature without getting too sugary. The result is so balanced and fresh that you’ll wish every winemaker put so much thought into their bottles.
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.
Famille Perrin Côtes do Rhône ‘Nature’ Organic (¥180)
They Perrin family have the distinction of being one of the first winemaking families in the world to embrace organic wine making, so when they put the word ‘Nature’ right there in the name of the wine, you probably ought to have a glass.
Yaso Toro (¥215)
In Greek mythology, the original Yaso was a healing goddess, and it’d be hard to think of a more appropriate alias for a perfect bottle of Spanish red like this. Wine this good will heal pretty much any problem you got. The Toro in the name comes from the region of Spain that the grapes are grown, where wine has been made for – wait for it – 2,000 years.
Pio Cesare Barbera a’Alba (¥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.