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When Will Baijiu Become Mainstream?

When Will Baijiu Become Mainstream?

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Baijiu is the world’s most consumed liquor by volume — by far. A consulting agency, Brand Finance, recently released a study analyzing and ranking the most valuable spirits brands on the planet. The top three are all baijius: Moutai, Wuliangye, and Yanghe. 

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5 Chinese Brands Rank Among World’s Most Valuable Spirits Brands

5 Chinese Brands Rank Among World’s Most Valuable Spirits Brands

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Leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy, Brand Finance, has produced its ‘Spirits 50’ report, which details the world’s most valuable spirits brands. The list is compiled using what Brand Finance calls its ‘Royalty Relief approach’, which involves estimating the likely future sales that are attributable to a brand and calculating a royalty rate that would be charged for the use of that brand.

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How to Drink Baijiu

How to Drink Baijiu

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Baijiu is a kind of alcohol native and revered by the Chinese people. On the contrary, it is one of the most misunderstood drinks by the westerners. It is a traditional fermented alcoholic drink mainly made through the fermentation of sorghum.

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Baijiu Is the Liquor You Need to Know

Baijiu Is the Liquor You Need to Know

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If there’s one stop that stands out along Jordan Porter’s top-rated Chengdu Classics tour—aside from a heavily spiced, and deeply savory, heap of shredded, barbecued rabbit—it’s the alley that’s full of the longtime expat’s favorite pungent and pickled foods, including peanuts, mustard greens, garlic, radishes, and a fermented tofu that strikes fear in the hearts of most Westerners. 

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Can Baijiu, China’s sorghum firewater, Go Global?

Can Baijiu, China’s sorghum firewater, Go Global?

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Distillers at Kweichow Moutai, the world’s most valuable alcoholic-drinks firm, like to tell an old story about their company’s first big break. It relates how, in 1915, Chinese officials chose to exhibit Moutai’s sorghum-based spirit at an exposition in San Francisco.

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What is Baijiu and Why is it The Hottest New Spirit to Try in 2019?

What is Baijiu and Why is it The Hottest New Spirit to Try in 2019?

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If you lately happen upon baijiu (pronounced BUY-joe) as a cocktail ingredient at your favorite hot spot, take note. The latest weapon in the arsenal of the American bartender isn’t some small-batch, hard-won, under-the-radar potion, but actually the most widely drunk spirit in the world.

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Baijiu Beckons – What Experts Predict What You Will Be Drinking in 2019

Baijiu Beckons – What Experts Predict What You Will Be Drinking in 2019

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Beverage trends, much like the food trends that they complement, are often ephemeral — today’s beverage of choice may be tomorrow’s passé potable in a molecular minute. Nonetheless, some concepts, especially those with roots in the traditions of terroir, such as locally produced wines and spirits, remain popular year after year.

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China’s first Baijiu sommelier class shows ambitions

China’s first Baijiu sommelier class shows ambitions

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The culture of drinking Baijiu, which translates to white alcohol, runs deep in China. Now the country is taking the next step to ensure the gem becomes a consumption choice for more people in the world. Although Baijiu is a time-honored tradition with thousands of years of history, official data show that less than 0.1 percent of China’s Baijiu annual production (between 11 billion and 17 billion liters) is exported.

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Chinese baijiu market dominates the world’s most valuable spirits list once again, Moutai retains top spot.

Chinese baijiu market dominates the world’s most valuable spirits list once again, Moutai retains top spot.

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In the 2018 Brand Finance Spirits 50 report, Moutai grew by 73%, followed by Wuliangye baijiu, which was also the fastest-growing spirit on the list. The brand grew 161% year-on-year to US$14.6 billion. Yanghe baijiu overtook Johnnie Walker blended Scotch whisky for third place, up 82% to US$7.8bn.

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It’s time YOU tried Baijiu! Chinese spirit tipped to go stratospheric in the UK in 2019.

It’s time YOU tried Baijiu! Chinese spirit tipped to go stratospheric in the UK in 2019.

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Mulled wine has long been Brits’ festive tipple of choice, but there’s a new contender on the drinks scene – and it’s not for the faint-hearted. High-proof Chinese spirit baijiu – which has a ‘polarising’ savoury flavour – has been tipped to take the UK by storm according to industry experts.

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