We’re big fans of wine tastings, and we’re also big on encouraging others to have a go at them themselves. You get to drink, party and maybe learn something too. What’s not to love? We highly suggest arranging your own some time; it’s a rite of passage that any wine lover should go through. But if you’re thinking of taking the plunge, read through this in preparation for what to expect.
We’ve already told you about what we think are the best places in Shanghai to pick up all the essentials you’ll need for the perfect picnic. But we left out one crucial detail; the simple matter of where to have it.
Well, we’ve got you covered. From Pudong to Hongqiao, here are five of our favorite green spaces for laying a blanket down. Now if only you had some way to order wine straight to the park… but wait, what are we saying?
OK, so it’s officially picnic season. Picnics are easy; just pick your food, pick your wine, throw it all in a basket and you’re ready to go.
But you can do better than that, right? If you want to make it perfect, here are our tips for finding five picnic essentials nice and easily right here in Shanghai.
A date wine should be many things; easy-to-love but sophisticated, fun but with serious credentials. A summer date wine should be all that plus something that feels great with overpowering Shanghai sunshine. No easy feat.
So, here are a handful of suggestions along with some ‘date-pairing’ tips for the more romanticaly challenged.
Salads! The struggling foodie’s crutch and that perfect summer dish that we all say we should eat more often. If you’re looking for more inspiration to eat healthy, this could be the answer: do it with wine.
Good salads are by nature delicate and subtle, so pairing them with wine can be tricky, but it’s definitely doable. In general, it makes things easer if you take your dressings in to account as well. Think about which dressing flavors will complement your ingredients and the wine will follow.