Pop-Up Beijing will use the official launch of its in-house bar on Sunday, August 8, to hold a Maovember fundraiser — from 4 PM to 10 PM — that features New Zealand wine, baijiu and sheep. Iconic New Zealand winery Yealands will donate a dozen bottles of Peter Yealands Syrah and Baby Doll Sauvignon Blanc, to be sold at rmb30 per glass during Sunday’s event, with all funds to Maovember. Yealands will also provide plush baby doll sheep toys to be used for a photo contest. (It introduced Baby Doll sheep to the vineyards to control grass and weeds. See this video.)
Along with the wine, there will be pours of New Zealand baijiu Taizi, a spicy tipple made in Christchurch, hometown of co-owner Glenn Schuitman. It’s 20 kuai per serving, with all funds to charity. There will also be some kind of musical entertainment, although it is unclear whether or not it might include performances by Schuitman, a former opera singer.
You can find Pop-Up in Sanlitun South, on the ground floor of the building that sits between Jing-A and The Local. It’s open from noon to 10 PM, with a daily happy hour from 5 PM to 7 PM, when wines is available at rmb35 per glass. Bottle options are available from rmb180. For more details on the venue and its wines, also see this post.
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