With World Baijiu Day 5 in the history books, I have time to take a look even further back in the past. Over the years, I have gathered a slew of quotes, facts and anecdotes about baijiu. I’m gathering the intriguing ones for this page. Also check this post and this post by Richard Auffrey for lots of cool historical anecdotes.

Here’s the first batch of quotes with more to follow. (It’s evident many earlier visitors to China were not fond of baijiu.) I’ve also included, below that, Chinese poetry that references wine / baijiu. You can find lots more at this link.

Here are some references to baijiu / wine in Chinese poetry. The site Chinese Poems is worth a visit.