A Guide to Chinese Convenience Store Wine

On occasion, we all need a cheeky bottle of convenience store wine. Whether you’re looking to pre-game a Tantan date, pick up a last-minute birthday gift or just drown your sorrows after a gnarly day at the office, a quick bottle of plonk from your local Family Mart, Lawson or 7-Eleven is often the perfect solution.

But when you hit up the store, you’re confronted by a whole new series of problems: What the hell are these wines? Are they any good? Am I getting totally ripped off here? Shall I just give up and buy that baijiu in a plastic bottle instead?

No worries. eChinaCities is here to help. We sent a reporter out to investigate (and sample) the convenience store wines of China.

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