Saturday, December 20, 2008


What's the perfect drink to serve in the middle of a winter storm? Shaoxing wine of course!

A rice wine from the town of Shaoxing, without a doubt my favourite Chinese spirit. Decant it, warm it in a simmering pot of water, and serve piping hot. I guess proper serving dictates that you drink it warm, not hot.....but I love it when it steams a little. This bottle was my last - a very fine example of how exquisite the flavours in this wine can be.

Dark bronze, rich and lustrous in texture. Such a mouth-filling, silky transition into a lovely sweet finish. The face flushes, the heart pumps a bit harder, and your insides thank you for the warmth.

1 comment:

  1. You should check out my blog post on Shaoxing wine.