Wine Culture in China


  • Choujiu
     Choujiu is a type of Chinese fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from glutinous rice. It is very thick and has a milky white color, which is sometimes compared to jade.Choujiu is an ancient variety of Chinese wine, and is possibly the original Chinese...
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  • How to Make Fermented Sticky Rice Wine
    Fermented sticky rice wine is a drink that merges two principal staples of many Asian cuisines. The ancient tradition of making it originates from the Chinese in the sub-provincial city of Xi-an, where it is produced as choujiu.Rice wine is an alcoholic...
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  • Hejin Cup, Drink to Happiness
    March 31, 2009 -- Taking a cup of Jiu (alcholic beverage) and crossing arms, lovers sip the juice of romance and promise in the presence of guests their lifelong love—this is perhaps the happiest moment in the world for many Chinese.This ceremony of...
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  • Chinese Wine, Chinese liquor, Chinese alcohol and Chinese Culture
    Jiu - Chinese wine or alcohol In Chinese the word for alcohol "jiu" is used to mean all types of alcoholic beverages, from 'pijiu' (beer) to liquors (just called 'jiu') to grape wine ('putao jiu'). The same character is used in Japanese and Korean, for...
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  • Ganbei culture: Drink, drink, drink
     Family members propose a toast for a happy and prosperous new year at a Spring Festival celebration in this file photo. In China, drinking is the major part of the festvities.THE Chinese Lunar New Year is the season of excess, and while the focus is...
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  • How does Red Star Erguotou Liquor come from?
    Red Star Erguotou is a famous traditional Chinese liquor brand known throughout the country for its “limpidity, fragrance, mellowness, purity, and long aftertaste.” The liquor is made from high quality sorghum, which is then fermented according to...
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  • Baiju from the movies - just for you
    The newly distilled spirit was still warm when it was bottled. A combination of exotic Chinese artefacts and fake fibreglass props may leave you somewhat perplexed. But hey, that's China in a nutshell, isn't it? Perhaps you just want to pour yourself a...
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  • White liquor and Scotch whisky for holiday parties
     With a unique distilling process that involves seven iterations of the brewing cycle, Moutai is believed to be one of the world's three greatest distilled beverages along with Cognac and Scotch whisky.WHISKY for holiday partiesWine shall certainly be on...
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  • Making wine elixirs in the TCM spirit
    Alcohol has been used medicinally in China for more than 5,000 years and its use and infusions - from snakes for virility to roses for complexion - were recorded in prescriptions 2,000 years ago in the first text of traditional Chinese medicine. In fact,...
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  • The Dragon Masters of Beer
    Tsingtao brew masters use some of the finest ingredients from around the world—yeast from Germany, barley malt from Australia, Canada and France, hops and rice from Western China and finally, fresh spring water from China’s Laoshan Mountain.Discover what...
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