Tag Archives: Panama-Pacific International Exhibition

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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An open letter to Kweichow Moutai

Dear Sirs and Madams, I would like to begin this letter by stating my gratitude for your kind hospitality upon the occasion of my visit to Maotai on the 28th and 29th of March, 2012. The accommodations at the Mao … Continue reading

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Notes from south China

In the first couple weeks of my travels, a friend and I have made a slow arc from Chengdu in western China to Fujian on the East Coast. Below are a few notes from the road and an updated shot … 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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