The Chinese liquor, which is one of the six internationally recognized varieties of spirits such as whiskey, brandy, rum, vodka and gin, possesses a very complex way of production and is made of various commodities such as rice, sorghum, maize and wheat. this liqueur dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1297). Today, on the basis of this long tradition, distillers create a mind that is clear, aromatic and tasty, the most popular brand is Maotai.

-Yellow wine

This is one of the oldest wines in the world, it is unique and traditional in China. he is known for its yellow color and luster. is a base of rice and glutinous rice, the alcohol content is 10 to 15 percent. After the fermentation process, it has a mild, sweet fragrance. He is very experienced and is often used for cooking and as a drink. The most famous brands are made in Shaoxing, Zhejiang and Shandong while Hongqu yellow wine made in Fujian.

-Fruit wine

Has made from grapes, pears, oranges, lychees, sugar cane, hawthorn berry and waxberries, fruit wines have a long history and there is even a legend of brewed wine based on the natural fermentation of fruits. been the China wine from the western region of the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220) and was very well known in the Tang Dynasty. Today, fruit wine production is much produced, with the very important grape wine.

-Integrated alcoholic beverages

These drinks are made from wines and spirits in which the zest is added or fruit flavors, herbs or flowers. These mixtures include wine and medicinal drinks with several kinds of aromas, flavors, and benefits that different levels of alcohol and sugar content help to produce unique styles in China.


Compared to spirits and wine, beer has a much lower alcohol content and is very often made from barley and hops. It took time for the beer to be truly accepted by the Chinese people. in modern China there is a big brewing industry, which has great potential and today there are a lot of quality beer brands which are very well known and appreciated by beer drinkers both in China and abroad.

Christina, Focus Group China Consulting 

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