Tag Archives: Fenjiu

Baijiu of the Month: Jiangjin

My wife and I were sitting in a Chengdu friend’s garden last week when our host, Xiao Wang, told me he wanted me to try his favorite baijiu. He stepped inside his apartment and came back with a narrow white … Continue reading

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Baijiu basics: light aroma

Hello from the UK, baijiu buddies. Away on holiday for the moment, so I will be updating infrequently for the rest of the month, but I wanted to post another category breakdown to hold you over. Qing xiang 清香, light aroma, … Continue reading

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Getting started: light aroma

Light aroma, the baijiu of choice in north China, is a bit more diverse than other categories so it’s hard to get a good sense of it from just one baijiu. Luckily, it’s also one of the cheapest, so it … Continue reading

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The final countdown

All good things must come to an end. For my sake it’s fortunate that this rule also extends to prolonged grain-alcohol stunt drinking. On May 15, 2012 – a date which will live in relative obscurity – I finished the … Continue reading

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Notes from north China

North China’s Yellow River Valley is the cradle of Chinese civilization and the birthplace of traditional Chinese alcohols. The Neolithic Chinese Peiligang peoples currently claim the title of the world’s oldest known consumers of alcohol, with fossilized remains of their … Continue reading

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