Tag Archives: Luzhou Laojiao

The Panamanian Connection, Pt. 2: Trouble in Luzhou

Longtime readers of 300 Shots will be familiar with my interest in the oft-repeated legend of baijiu’s triumphant showing at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. According to the story, several Chinese alcohol companies presented at the event – a World’s … Continue reading

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Baijiu basics: strong aroma

Full disclosure: I live in Sichuan and think its strong-aroma baijiu is the best spirit China produces. But the Chinese seem to have my back on this one. Somewhere between about twenty-five and seventy percent[1] of the baijiu on the … Continue reading

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All in the family

This morning I sent my parents off to the airport after they had spent a month visiting China. Since the day they arrived I promised (read: threatened) to do a baijiu dinner with them. For their last meal, I made … Continue reading

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Q&A: Bao’an blues

It’s Q&A time again. This question, from Roger in Shanghai, calls for a stiff drink with a splash of melodrama: Let’s say, theoretically, that I had RMB 117 and your average convenience stores nearby (Lawsons, Kedi, Family Mart, etc.). Let’s … Continue reading

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Blood in the baijiu

I was recently asked if I thought China had reached peak ganbei: the point at which China’s baijiu binging reaches its natural climax and recedes into boring restraint. Based solely on my recent experiences traveling around the country, I had … Continue reading

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