A Brief History of Soju

A Brief History of Soju

by Joe Mcpherson   Soju is one of the most consumed beverages in the world, especially South Korea. In 2017, Koreans drank 3.6 billion bottles. That’s 86 bottles per adult in one year, or two shots a day. Yet soju was not always the most popular drink in...
A Quick Video Crash Course on Soju from Dom & Hyo

A Quick Video Crash Course on Soju from Dom & Hyo

Want to learn the necessary bits about soju in four minutes? Dom & Hyo have made the video for you. Here are some highlights. Why soju is popularSoju is the top selling spirit in the world with 78 million cases being sold per yearA quick history of soju How...
Samyangchoon Yakju: A rice wine that drinks like a Riesling

Samyangchoon Yakju: A rice wine that drinks like a Riesling

Samyangchoon Yakju 삼양춘 Category: Yakju Summary This is the closest rice wine comes to grape wine. Samyangchoon carries the notes of dry Riesling while still giving the honest earthiness of rice. It starts out a little sweet but some puckering tartness keeps it from...
Video: Korean Alcohol from Expert Julia Mellor

Video: Korean Alcohol from Expert Julia Mellor

The Korean Cultural Center Australia features Julia Mellor in this video. She gives a rundown on the rich boozy categories of Korean beverages. There is more to it than soju. More to it than makgeolli. Julia is known as the world’s top English speaking expert on...
Boksoondoga Makgeolli

Boksoondoga Makgeolli

Boksoondoga 복순도가 Category: Makgeolli Summary Extremely effervescent and minerally. This is in the champagne category of makgeolli, so it’s extremely carbonated. There’s no need to mix the sediment. Just the act of slowly burping the bottle open will churn...