About the blog
This blog was started in December 2011 in an attempt to answer the following question: can an outsider gain an appreciation for Chinese baijiu? I began by drinking my way through the anecdotal “300 drink” threshold, trying a wide variety of baijius along the way. Having finished my 300 shots in May 2012 – and gained an appreciation for the drink much earlier – I hope to convert others with my firebrand baijiu evangelism. Blog entries include drink evaluations, anecdotes, historical oddities, and occasional digressions.
About the blogger
Derek Sandhaus is an American writer and editor. His most recent book, inspired by this blog, is Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits (2014). He is also the author of Tales of Old Peking (2009) and Tales of Old Hong Kong (2010), and the editor of numerous books including the memoirs of controversial sinologist Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, Décadence Mandchoue (2011). He currently lives in Buenos Aires with his wife and dog.
To learn more about Derek, visit his homepage: derek.sandha.us.