Will Ferment in China Spill Over into America?

Shaoxing rice wine ferments peacefully in the vast sheds of the storied Longjing winery.

This is the Chateau Lafite-Rothschild of rice wine, in my humble but relatively experienced opinion. The vintage we had at lunch was smooth and perfect, very unlike the knockoff bilge-water poured down my throat years ago in Taiwan.

There is a future in America for huangjiu, provided these wonderful people bring the good stuff to the US and leave the local equivalent of Two-Buck Chuck at home.

Healthy, Tasty, Breakfast, Shanghai

It’s my first morning in Shanghai, and I am managing to stay on program. 3.5 oz of smoked turkey, 4 egg whites, and a rice cake after a bracing 35 minutes on the treadmill.

Ready for the short train ride to Shaoxing.