Dear Curious Reader,
To inaugurate a series of posts about Bar Convent Berlin 2018, let's start with the best and rarest tasting that took place on that sunny Wednesday 10 of October 2018. I'm talking about the BAIJIU tasting hosted by Jürgen Deibel, Paul Mathew and Derek Sandhaus. I can already hear you:
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT BAIJIU?
CAN YOU ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS?
- Do you know what Baijiu means?
- Can you name three Baijiu brands?
- Did you ever drink Baijiua ?
- Do you know if there are categories within Baijiu?
- Could you describe the taste of a tipycal Baijiu?
- Do people even drink Baijiu?
If you answered NO to any of those questions, then you missed THE tasting!
I really appreciated how generous and diverse the tasting was, easy the information flow, lively the speakers. For anyone wanting to discover this category, follow those guys, specially Derek and Paul !
One last thing: I was quite surprised they kept apologizing about the taste. It is true it is an acquired taste, and rather surprising at first for a western palate. But isn't alcohol surprising at first for anyone ?
So think ripe pineapple and grappa and go and try !