Friday, March 12, 2010

With what to serve Shaoxing wine, Part III


...and with the cup out. The deep bowl is for you to fill with hot water - that is what will warm your wine. Shaoxing wine, always with indirect heat, no? People used to be so civilized. Imagine having dinner, one of these for everyone. You'd have to have a servant to keep filling these with hot water, while you leisurely sip at your wine........that's how it should be done.

My grandfather wasn't a wine drinker by any means, but sharing a drink with him in his prime would have been amazing.


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