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Capital Spirits: A Virtual Primer

It is unusual to review for a bar that one has never visited, but I am so excited about Bill Isler and Simon Dang’s recently opened Capital Spirits, that I just can’t help myself. It is the world’s first full-service baijiu … Continue reading

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Cooking Wine

After serving my time in China, I feel like I know it on an intimate level. Maybe I can’t name every emperor in the Song Dynasty without the aid of Wikipedia, but it still feels more familiar than America does. … Continue reading

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Growth potential

I just got back from my first trip back to the United States in almost two years. I started my trip in my hometown, Leawood, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. It’s a pleasant Midwestern oasis, whose wide-open spaces … Continue reading

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I had a qu today

I had a qu today. After almost two years of getting rebuffed at every distillery I ever visited, a guy finally says to me, “Hey, you want to go see where we make the qu?” And then he marches me … Continue reading

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The first hundred shots

So what have we learned in the first hundred shots? We learned that baijiu can change the course of human events. We learned that baijiu can change the course of an evening. We learned that Derek looks strapping in tangyi. … Continue reading

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