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The Panamanian Connection Pt 3: Judgment of Paris

Those of you who have followed this blog since its inception are familiar with my particular interest (read: borderline neurotic fixation) in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, which took place in San Francisco in 1915. According to Chinese distillers, it was a … Continue reading

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Don’t drink the samshu

A couple months back we looked at early foreign encounters with baijiu, noting that the only positive reviews came from British sailors. Of course, this begs the question as to whether sailors actually liked drinking baijiu – “samshu,” as it … 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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