Tag Archives: Langjiu

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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The real Maotai

Guizhou is one of China’s least populous provinces of China, yet one of its most diverse. I’m told the scenery is breathtaking. But for the purposes of this blog Guizhou is remarkable for being the home of China’s national drink: … Continue reading

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Baijiu basics: What does it stink like?

Last weekend I set off to a friend’s cocktail party. I knew they would have vodka and mixers, but vodka doesn’t help me get any closer to 300 shots, so I came packing a party grenade of Lang Jiu 郎酒. … Continue reading

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