Tag Archives: Zhou Enlai

Gambling with Maotai

In the most places, you fake it ’til you make it. In China, you make it and then someone else fakes it. This has created all sorts of problems for aspirational baijiu drinkers like myself. Take the case of Maotai, … Continue reading

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Maotai goes to Washington

In other posts I have discussed the power of baijiu to change the course of an evening. What’s less documented is its ability to change the course of world events, such as the time it nearly burned down the White … Continue reading

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