Took some of the World Baijiu Day pics from London, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Paris and made fancy–by my standards!–collages with them. Thanks to the venues for providing those pics and expect more collages from other events soon.
First up is The Hide in London, which co-owner Paul Mathew says was hopping that night. The Hide had tasters of six baijius and a trio of baijiu cocktails on offer. Mathew also recently taught the first-ever baijiu master class at WSET.
Peking Tavern in Los Angeles was one of the first venues to sign up for WBD and served the winning baijiu cocktail from a recent contest. From the looks of it, people of people gave it a try. (Thanks to Andrew Chiu for photos.)
Another early supporter, Golden Monkey in Melbourne, also got into the cocktail action. It’s main feature was a concoction called baijiu iced tea. (Thanks to Adam Ong for photos.)
Finally, the Moutai showroom in Paris gave attendees an introduction to baijiu, with samples of qu and grains, as well as a tasting, food pairings and a gift. (Thanks to Sarah Chen for photos.)
It’s fun to see people from such distant parts of the world giving baijiu a try. And, as mentioned, there are collages of more events to come.
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