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Oenophiles take note, the second edition of CRUSH Wine Festival is back for a three-day outdoor event at JingAn Kerry Centre The Piazza from Friday to Sunday, September 25-27.
What’s Good — Wine & Food
This year’s CRUSH is part of JingAn Kerry Centre’s “Happy Hour @ The Piazza”. The event will see more than 20 new world wine and natural wine vendors, as well as food from some of your favorite Shanghai restaurants.
Here’s a list of the wine vendors: La Cava De Laoma, The Wine People, 拾酒铺码头 Pier19, WineSpot, Torres, Ruby Red, Sarment, Pudao Wines, ASC Fine Wines, CWS, Muyi Wines, Asia Sparks, WineS.N.O.B., GSL Zefiro, KC wine, Sommelier International, BRUTO, Grape, Paradise, Bird, 佰万石, WineCross赫廷, and Magnum Wines.
As for food, Dosage Bakery & Wine, The Cannery, and Bird will be serving up snacks and bites to keep you going all weekend long. (Clearly, CRUSH Wine Festival is more wine focused!)
There will be live music performances, and some vendors will be running games and contests throughout the event.
Schedule & Additional Programs
Preceding the festival weekend are a number of Wine Master Classes that run from September 21 to 24 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. These workshops will be held at the JingAn Kerry Centre.
- 9/21 The Flavors is Wine (ASC Fine Wines)
- 9/22 The Gem of Central Italy—A Tasting from Podernuovo Winery by the Bulgari Family (Sarment)
- 9/23 Chilean Fine Wine—Carmenere (La Cava de Laoma)
- 9/24 Business and Wine Etiquette (ASC Fine Wines)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! Limited spaces available.
There will also be an exclusive Shanghai Supperclub featuring Xiao Xiao, founder of O’Mills Bakery & Bistro on Friday, September 25 at 7pm. The dinner will be a x-course menu paired with South African wines for ¥550 per person. If you sign up for the Shanghai Supperclub, it also gets you a CRUSH weekend entrance ticket.
CRUSH Wine Festival officially opens on Friday, September 25. Hours for the festival: Friday, 5pm-10pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-10pm.
Entry tickets include one CRUSH wine glass and glass holder (so you can be hands-free during the event).
Pre-sale is ¥60 per person, available until September 24, or ¥80 at the door. Each entry ticket is valid for the entire three-day festival.
Additionally, it’s ¥75 for five food and drink tickets, to be exchanged with vendors for bites and beverages. Additional tickets can be purchased onsite.
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CRUSH Wine Festival
Address: The Piazza, JingAn Kerry Centre, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu 南京西路1515号, 近铜仁路
When: Fri, Sept 25, 5-10pm; Sat-Sun, Sept 26-27, 12-10pm