‘Hongjiu (red alcohol)’ and ‘wine’ in China

By 李德美/LI Demei

06 AUG 2013

Demei's View - Wine Communication from a Chinese Winemaker

We know that wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grape juice. In Chinese, wine is actually very often referred to as ‘Hongjiu’ (literally ‘red alcohol’ or ‘red wine’) rather than ‘Putaojiu’ (means ‘wine’ in Chinese). And here comes the confusion:…

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August 07 2013, 11:37

李老师的这篇文章很有意思,非常有同感。我经常需要向一些消费者甚至是所谓业类人士解释并纠正将葡萄酒统称为红酒的习惯。

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