Chinese Drinking Games – Most Popular Drinking Games In China

Chinese Drinking Games - Most Popular Drinking Games In ChinaInternational game drinking etiquette (it’s a serious business) and China’s own drinking sports!

If you have been reading previous posts on the blog you will now be aware of baijiu, its health benefits, flavours and historical significance. But how does China’s national spirit drink fit in to the complex and very important pastime of drinking games?

Well, the Chinese have a number of fun activities up their sleeves in this department – and we will look at these in more detail a little later in this piece.

If you have ever taken part in any type of drinking game, whether as a student at University, a high flying executive at work, or just with friends at your local bar – you’ll know that these occasions are often messy, lawless, incredibly drunken and generally bad news if you’re not very good at winning things.

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Baijiu Gold

Baijiu Gold


The ultimate Chinese alcoholic drink has gained ground in previous years and according to the Ministry of Commerce, 11 high-end brands of Baiju, experienced a fall in sales by 7.2% in 2013. Consequently, plans are been made to improve sales by adding a controversial element to the Baiju that would advertently improve its aesthetic value. About 0.02gm of gold leaf per 1kg of liquor is being considered to be added to the nation’s favourite tipples and this has been a cause for concern as the mainland health authorities are considering giving Baijiu distillers the permit to add edible gold to the spirit.

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Baijiu Takes Center Stage

Baijiu Takes Center Stage

The prominent Chinese dancer and choreographer Liu Lingli, with her flair for the extraordinary, shows aspects of traditional Chinese concepts in her latest drama, “The Greatest Spirit” which will be shown in Beijing on March 6th and 7th she takes her inspiration from the ancient legends and culture surrounding baijiu.

When Liu Lingli started planning the new dance drama over twelve months ago, she decided to build her idea on ancient Chinese legends and culture, the same as she has done in some of her other works.

Only now she wanted to do something she was unfamiliar with and the Chinese white spirit, baijiu was her inspiration. With its long and mysterious history. Baijiu is included in most aspects of Chinese social life, especially on occasions such as family gatherings, marriages, and business deals. (See: Drinking Baijiu – Chinese Customs & Traditions)

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Baijiu: How Its Made In Pictures – Step By Step

1) Sourcing your sorghum 2) Solid state fermentation. The sorghum is steeped in hot water for twenty hours so the grains absorb the water. 3) Add grains to steamer, steam until grains can be broken by hand. 4) Take grains from steamer and cool evenly to 24-28c. 5) Distribute qu evenly over grain and mix … Read more

Shanghai Police Nab Baijiu Fakers

Shanghai Police Nab Baijiu FakersShanghai police have arrested and detained six gang members that have allegedly been mass producing fake famous baijiu brands.

During the raid the police found thousands of bottles of fake Moutai baijiu as well as other popular brands such as Wuliangye, Jiannanchun and Yanghe blue classic. If the seizure had of been real baijiu it would have been worth over 10 million yuan.

Suspicion grew last October when police were alerted after a person in a residential complex was receiving many parcels a week, the parcels contained empty bottles and cases of famous baijiu brands.

Police arrested a Mr Hu, who has been arrested in the past for selling fake baijiu, Mr Hu rented two residential properties along with his relative in which to produce the fake baijiu.

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The Beautiful Mysteries Of Baijiu

The Beautiful Mysteries Of Baijiu

As a wine and spirit lover I have conducted a number of tastings for clients, cogitated over pairing selections for food and advised newly engaged couples on the ideal choice of beverage for their forthcoming nuptials. This has varied greatly, from luscious reds, to zingy and fresh white wines, to fabulous Gins and Whiskey’s When you are thinking about a great selection of spirits, it is highly likely that you are liable to consider those aforementioned choices, or perhaps an Armagnac, or Cognac – and given their popularity worldwide – they would be a fine choice.

Baijiu Introduction

You would also be forgiven for thinking that these spirits are the best selling in the world. Well, dear reader, you would be mistaken. The people of the great and vast country of China have spent centuries cultivating, developing, and selling a drink that has turned into the worlds top selling spirit. Baijiu. 5 Billion, yes 5 Billion, litres of the drink were sold in 2016 alone.

So, what do you need to know about this fascinating, yet unfamiliar spirit to many outside of China? Well, it has an aroma (See baijiu aromas) and character that is both unique – and even to the hardened spirit drinker – a true test of getting the right taste and variety that appeals and turns on your taste buds like nothing else you have ever tried in your life. The drink is believed to have emanated from as far back as circa AD960, through ancient Chinese dynasties, but in its current form, is believed to have been around since the infamous Ming dynasty. Meaning ‘clear liquor’ Baijiu is generally distilled from Sorghum Wheat, or other grains like Barley. Certain styles in South West China might use Rice as a constituent and, though clear, is more likely to resemble a dark spirit, like Whisky, especially in complexity and character. (See baijiu ingredients)

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Is Baijiu Good For You? Drinking Baijiu Health Benefits

Is Baijiu Good For You? Drinking Baijiu Health Benefits


Like a politician that’s always honest or a doctor whose prescription handwriting is always legible, many things don’t go hand in hand in the world in which we live in. While the latter example might be debatable no one could ever have thought of a health giving hard liquor. Yet, the Chinese national drink, Baijiu defiles all odds by making hard liquor salubrious. This is why it comes as no surprise that the high proof, fermented spirit is the best selling and most widely consumed spirit in the world. With people drinking about 5 billion Litres of Baijiu in a year.

Yes, we know that grape wine is good for the heart and body, but Chinese baijiu exceeds the efficacy of grape wine as it confers many health giving properties to the body which are further expanded on below.

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Do You Baijiu?

Do You Baijiu?

Do you baijiu? If you’re scratching your head at this question, you have some catching up to do. Baijiu is the world’s bestselling alcoholic beverage, but don’t worry – you’re not alone in being unfamiliar with it.

Right now, baijiu is barely renowned outside it’s native China, where it outsells any other alcohol. Plans are afoot to launch baijiu throughout the west, however. With the launch of, you have the opportunity to get ahead of the game and learn all there is to know about this all-conquering Chinese liquor.

Baijiu Brands is a one-stop shop that lists everything you could ever wish to learn about China’s national beverage. The site is broken down into multiple sub-categories, ensuring that every possible need is met. Just some of the facts and fun that you’ll discover on the site include:

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Baijiu? What It Is & Some Popular Brands

Baijiu? What It Is & Popular Brands

Baijiu Introduction

China is renowned across the world for its rich history, fascinating culture, being the leader in major advances in the areas of technology and medicine, efficient working methods – and with a habitation of over 1.4 billion people – is the world’s most populous country. But did you also know that this vast nation also has a long association with the production and development of alcoholic drinking beverages? It’s believed that the first grape fermented drink – aka Wine – was consumed (and enjoyed) there around 7000 BC.

The nation also produces a fabulous, but perhaps less familiar drink to some of you, called Baijiu – made predominately from grain. Now you may be thinking ‘I don’t know much about this drink’. So, if I were to ask you what the Worlds biggest selling spirit was, you’d probably say, Vodka, Rum, or Gin. But, you’d be wrong, it is Baijiu! Shocked? Dismayed? Well, you shouldn’t be, it’s much more of a rarity outside of its home country – in fact it actually makes up over 99% of Chinese spirit sales alone.

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Baijiu Facts

Over 12 million metric tons are produced of it annually. A recent brand valuation report conducted by specialists, Brand Finance, listed Baijiu products in the top three of the 10 most valuable spirit brands. There’s even a World Baijiu Day, celebrated on Aug 9. It comes then, with a surprisingly massive reputation, and, as we’ll discover, a really interesting range of characters. If you’re outside of China, you may not know a great deal about it, so dear reader, let’s go on a voyage of discovery together.

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Missing? Abducted? Kids On Baijiu Bottle Labels

Missing? Abducted? Kids On Baijiu Bottle Labels

The image of a missing child’s visage on a carton of milk was once a hugely common sight in western society. There is a substantial problem with this idea in China, however; the country is not a nation of dairy consumers. How can this be resolved?

Well, the sizable city of Chongqing came up with a unique solution. The general manager of Chongqing Laoyuanzi Wine Co. Ltd, Xiao Dufeng, hit upon the idea of raising awareness of missing children – many of who are feared abducted – on their bottles of baijiu.

On paper, it’s a curious choice. After all, many of us choose to sip on spirits to relax and escape the more unpleasant realities of life in the 21st Century. The reality is, however, that baijiu is China’s national beverage of choice.

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