Thanks for the quick response. This helps and I'll read your blog. Name and title for attribution is good. I always like to give credit. The more we help each other, the better off we all are. I'll go back on your blog. You have to do that on mine too.
I like the culinarily too. Spell check doesn't like it--but I really don't care. Those that appreciate all types of food like it.
Hi Maralyn! That was quick! Thank you very much for getting in touch.
Let me double check with some friends... Things vary from Hong Kong to Taiwan to mainland China. And within China, from north to south, east to west. In Hong Kong they used to favour French cognac for celebrations, but there has been a trend in recent years toward fine wines... Actually, I did a whole string of articles on pairing fine wines with Chinese cuisine on my blog... In mainland China and Taiwan they tend to favour Chinese "wines," which are usually made from grains. And they are VERY high in alcoholic content. (I put "wines' in quotes because the Chinese character for "wine" is really a genertic term for alcoholic beverages and is frequently mistranslated.) Anyway, I will check to see if there are any particular drinks for that particular occasion.
If you're intersted in regional Chinese cuisines and matching them with fine wines, you might enjoy some of my earlier posts. Unfortunately, I don't have the technical skills yet to do trees. My blog has just been up two months... So you have to scroll down ...
Regional Membership DIrector sounds interesting.
I'll get back to you when I've got an answer to your question. Do you want a name and title you can attribute this to?
Hello Michael. Welcome to the IFWTWA group on Tripatini. We look forward to your questions and comments. When you have the opportunity, you may want to check out www.ifwtwa.org. After reading your bio, you seem to be well-connected in SE Asia. If you every want to help us arrange a press trip to that area, please let me know. Also, I know our Board Member and Global Membership Chairman is always looking for new members who are willing to be Regional Membership Directors.
I'm currently working on a story about Chinese New Year. Are there any drinks in particular they serve for that celebration? Thanks in advance if you have an answer.
Culinarily yours, Maralyn
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