Tag Archives: Shanghai

“Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits” Out Now

Lots of exciting things are afoot in the world of baijiu connoisseurship. Last week saw the official release of my new book Baijiu: The Official Guide to Chinese Spirits. This book, as discussed earlier, culminates several years of well-lubricated research, … Continue reading

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Talking baijiu in Shanghai

UPDATE: Friday’s “Unsavory Elements” event has sold out, but tickets are still available for Thursday evening’s talk and tasting. After two successful, albeit rowdy, talks in Chengdu this past weekend, I’ll be heading back to Shanghai. I return to my … 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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