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This 300 Year-old Rice Wine Brewery Makes 2 Million Bottles a Day - Drink China (E1)

Shaoxing wine is one of the most well-known pantry staples in a Chinese family’s kitchen. But it’s not just for cooking - the earthy, aromatic wine is the perfect drink to sip over lunch or celebrate life’s biggest milestones with. We visited one of the city’s oldest factories to find out how this iconic Chinese brew is made and enjoyed. This is the first episode of our Drink China series. In the coming weeks, we’ll go across the country to find out which drinks are best loved and why. Stay tuned!

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0:00 Drinking culture in China
1:25 Shaoxing wine 101
1:56 Why Shaoxing is the best place to brew yellow wine
3:11 Inside the factory
5:20 How the wine is enjoyed in Shaoxing

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Producer: Jessica Novia
Videographer: Shirley Xu
Editor: Nicholas Ko
Animation: Stella Yoo
Mastering: Victor Peña

Music: Audio Network

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