Wagga Wagga | Two-hour baijiu session at Charles Sturt University

Every year, there are a few surprise cities for World Baijiu Day. Last year, it was Hunawihr and Minsk. So far this year, the leading candidates are Lima, Marbella and… Wagga Wagga!

Siong Tan, a student at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, a city in New South Wales, Australia, is organizing a two-hour baijiu session on August 9. The event starts with a 30-minute primer on baijiu, then shifts to a section on how this spirit is made, led by professor Anthony Saliba.

While anyone is free to attend, those who also want to participate in the baijiu tasting part need to RSVP, given limited quantities of spirits. To see more details or sign up, click here.

Tan’s baijiu interest is via academia, as a postdoctoral research fellow in the university’s Functional Grains Centre, where sorghum, the grain most associated with baijiu, is a topic of study. Tan has already gathered a few baijiu samples, with more on the way. If you’re going to be in Wagga Wagga on August 9, sign up here!

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