Baijiu is the world’s best-selling liquor category, with a diversity of flavors as rich as the country that created it. What makes it different from Western spirits and how does it fit on bar shelves? Join Ming River co-founders Derek Sandhaus (author of Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits) and Bill Isler (CEO) for a tasting seminar on all the major styles of the Chinese spirit.
Enjoy a guided tasting of five traditional baijiu expressions, three baijiu cocktails—one built, one shaken, one stirred—created by MOTAC’s BC Hoffman, and gourmet bites courtesy Downtown LA’s The Edison. After the program, have Derek sign a copy of Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits, his landmark book on the national spirit of China.
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FEATURED BAIJIU EXPRESSIONS
Kinmen Kaoliang (light aroma)
Ming River (strong aroma)
Kweichow Moutai (sauce aroma)
Infused Baijiu (Ming River base)
Tickets are $40 for National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB), SoCal Culinary & Spirits Clubs, and Hospitality Industry members, $45 General Admission in advance, and $50 at the door (if available). NatFAB membership is available to all at natfab.org/membership.