Fields of Study
Distilling baijiu is a complicated business. We’ve made it simple, breaking down the five steps that are needed to make any traditional Chinese spirit.
Baijiu has been around for about a thousand years, but the Chinese have been drinking since the dawn of time. Find out how alcohol has shaped and been shaped by Chinese culture, and how the drink of the Chinese working class conquered the world.
You’ve been invited to a Chinese banquet, baijiu is flowing freely, and you don’t want to make an idiot of yourself. What do you do? What are the rules of engagement? We have a few suggestions.
There’s a reason we call this site “the world of Chinese spirits.” Baijiu is not a single drink, but a category of drinks, with significant variation between region and style. Find out what makes one baijiu different from another.
Haven’t found what you were looking for? Don’t worry. If there’s an answer out there, the Bai-ologist will do his best to find it.