Category Archives: Tastings

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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Baijiu in the Bayou

Baijiu requires an open mind and patience to develop an appreciation for its more unique flavors. For those of us not raised in China, it is usually an acquired taste. Whether it takes three shots or three hundred, I cannot … Continue reading

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Baijiu of the Month: Shui Jing Fang Forest Green

Whenever I introduce a new audience to baijius, I always try to present them with a range that reflects the category’s striking diversity, both in terms of taste and price point. It is important not only that drinkers understand that … Continue reading

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A Glass of Swine

I first read about Yubingshao 玉冰烧 (Jade Ice Spirit) almost two years ago and I had been dying to get my hands on a bottle ever since. Yubingshao is the flagship product of the Shiwan Distillery, based in Foshan, Guangdong … Continue reading

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Baijiu of the month: Dongjiu Guomi

不喝董酒不懂酒 “If you don’t drink Dongjiu, you don’t know alcohol (dong jiu).” Now I enjoy a good pun as much as the next hack, but Dongjiu’s brand motto really is quite special – bold, clever and memorable. It also inadvertently … Continue reading

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