My associate and I took one night off from a traditional Chinese dinner with our Chinese host, and decided to "wing it". Two crazy Americans alone for the night, ordering off a Chinese menu, and hoping for the best. It was mid-week and we were feeling comfortable in this foreign country, at least we felt comfortable enough to point at pictures and place an order. I have to admit, we weren't over adventurous. We merely took the elevator to the third floor and chose the Chinese restaurant in the hotel: Qin Yue Xuan.
First things first:
It arrived standing upright, not sideways as depicted here. (My apologies, I am having a real difficulty with my images this weekend.) It was pretty good, for a Chinese wine. It was mildly spicy with a hint of yeastiness, not exactly what you want in a Cabernet, but I thought I could survive.
The wait staff was quite attentive. The only other guests in the restaurant were four men, who appeared to be from a Russian or other former Soviet nation. They spoke in hushed deep voices that resonated nonetheless.