Tag Archives: Changyu

Notes from east China

For the first time since starting this blog, my travels have taken me outside of baijiu country and into the land of the yellow wines, or huangjiu 黄酒. Huangjiu is an undistilled rice wine, among the most ancient of Chinese … Continue reading

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The Panamanian connection

Something funny happened at the San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in 1915. According to China’s baijiu heavyweights, the story goes something like this: China walked into the World’s Fair, unleashed a massive alcoholic beat down and returned home conquering heroes, … Continue reading

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