Ask anyone in the wine trade who has spent time in China about the state of play with Chinese wines and you’ll usually get the gruff response of ‘save the glassware and directly pour it down the sink’. BOOM! Harsh but fair when 90%+ of domestic product is pretty average (real average = gag worthy).
If you’ve never had Xiaolongbao before: strike one! Be gone with you, evil swine! Stemming from the outskirts of Shanghai, Xiaolongbao (literally meaning ‘little basket buns’) pack so much flavor and punch and whatever they squeeze in there that you are always left craving for more. Much like re-runs of Walker, Texas Ranger.