Tag Archives: mijiu

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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‘A peculiar oriental odor’

The love-hate (but mostly hate) relationship between baijiu and the outside world has been well documented. I’m doing my damnedest to win over a few new recruits to team baijiu, but I recognize that this is an uphill battle against … Continue reading

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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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