Way back when there was little wine to be had in Hangzhou, there was Mingde. Xie Wei fired up his biz in ’98, and it’s been going strong since. He truly has the best selection and best prices in town. There are DOCG and IGT certified French and Italian wines, and he’s constantly scouting out new stuff to bring in. He also throws fabulous wine tasting dinner parties.
This is his latest venue, a hidden gem just by the West Lake, the see-thourgh windows allow you to take a peek of all the goood wines. It's small but cozy, but it's perfect for having a few glasses with some cheese platter and sausage.