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The birth of baijiu, part III: The national drink?

This is the final installment in a three-part series exploring the question: “When did the Chinese first start drinking baijiu?” In part one we learned that the Chinese first had the technology to distill alcohol during the Han Dynasty (25-200AD). In … Continue reading

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The birth of baijiu, part I: Still here after all these years

“When did the Chinese start drinking baijiu?” It’s a question I’ve been asked several times recently, and one which I have been intentionally avoiding. It’s not that there isn’t an answer, it’s that there are too many answers and none … Continue reading

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