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Wine

 


A statue of Dukang at Yichuan, Louyang.

CHINESE WINE HISTORY

Du Kang (杜康) who lived during the Xia (夏朝) Dynasty, 2000 B.C, was often refer as the Father of Chinese Wine. It was said that Du Kang stored some cooked Chinese sorghum (甜高粱) inside a hollow tree on a winter day. During spring, a fragrant aroma wafted from the tree. Thereafter, he found that it was the fermented sorghum which gave off the alluring fragrance then, it brought about the creation of Chinese alcoholic beverages.

 
 

An ancient 3-legged cup used mainly by the emperor and imperial family.

WHAT IS CHINESE WINE?

Chinese wine can be broadly classify into 4 main categories:

  • Yellow Wine (黄酒)
  • Rice Wine (米酒)
  • Herbal Wine (药酒)
  • Bai Jiu (白酒)