Author Archives: Derek

One Last Shot

Recent visitors to this blog will have noticed that it was temporarily offline. This was not a glitch or an error, but a conscious decision to suspend the site until I figured out what its future would be. It was … Continue reading

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Baijiu book out soon in paperback

Good news, America and UK-based readers: The paperback version of Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits is coming soon to bookstores near you. Last year the Penguin Random House China did the world a great service by publishing my guide to Chinese hooch, the … Continue reading

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Baijiu Takes Manhattan: World Baijiu Day at Lumos

The stars aligned last month, placing me in New York City on August 8 or, as it’s more commonly known, World Baijiu Day. One doesn’t get to celebrate the first World Baijiu Day often, so I wanted to start this … Continue reading

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August 2015: A month to remember, Porteño edition

I don’t blog about baijiu much these days. Since releasing my baijiu book I’m kind of working against technological trends, doing most of my stuff in printed media or, worse still, human-to-human interaction. Look for my forthcoming work to be … Continue reading

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Talking World Baijiu Day with Jim Boyce

The inaugural World Baijiu Day is just two days away! I hope you’ve made your plans, if not go here and find the nearest event to you.* In honor of this momentous occasion, I asked Mr. World Baijiu Day, Jim Boyce, … Continue reading

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