A look at the first Beijing Wine Classic.

Beijing may be better known for tea than wine, but Amanresorts would like to change that. On November 13, the Aman at Summer Palace will host the first Aman Beijing Wine Classic, a weekend that celebrates food, wine, and local culture. The debut event will feature several notable California producers, including Harlan Estate and Peter Michael Winery, which were featured in our 2009 Host’s Guide, and Schramsberg, which was among this year’s “Best of the Best” for domestic white wine. Also participating is Chateau Montelena’s Bo Barrett, known for his involvement in the 1970s blind tasting in Paris that inspired the film Bottle Shock. – From Robb Report