NYAC: Baijiu Masterclass — A Taste of Traditional Spirits from China (Pre-Pay)

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Tickets: $39 – 42

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Baijiu is the world’s best-selling family of spirits, but is only beginning to be understood outside of China — it's time to learn, and taste your way through, how this 9,000-year-old spirit has influenced, and been influenced by, Chinese culture.

Join New York Adventure Club (https://www.nyadventureclub.com/) for a Baijiu masterclass, where we'll discover the universe of flavors and unique production methods that make this spirit unlike anything else behind the Western bar.

Led by author and baijiu expert Derek Sandhaus, our unique experience will include:

• An overview of baijiu — what it is, how it's made, how it differs from Western spirits
• A tasting of several different baijius, representing the major regional styles
• A chance to mingle with other adventurers with a taste for the finest global spirits

Derek has traveled around China studying different styles of baijiu, and is ready to answer any and all questions about this storied spirit!

See you there!

*While snacks will be provided, we recommend eating beforehand

About Derek

Derek Sandhaus has penned several books on Chinese history and culture, including Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits (https://www.amazon.com/Baijiu-Essential-Guide-Chinese-Spirits/dp/0143800132) and the forthcoming Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture (https://www.amazon.com/Drunk-China-Baijiu-Drinking-Culture/dp/1640120971). He currently serves as education director for Ming River Sichuan Baijiu and as editor for DrinkBaijiu.com. He lives with his wife and dog in Jerusalem, where he is developing a fondness for arak.

About Ming River

Ming River (http://www.mingriver.com/) is the original Sichuan baijiu. Crafted by Luzhou Laojiao, China’s oldest continuously operating distillery since 1573, it uses time honored traditional methods passed from master to apprentice over 20 generations.

*Must be 21 or older. ID will be checked at door.
** Ticket price is for educational demonstration with complimentary beverage tastings.

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