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Tuesday
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Shaoxing rice wine 绍兴酒 (Shào xīng jiˇu) or 黄酒 (huáng jiˇu)

This is a variety of rice wine that comes from the Chinese city of Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province and that has a sweet, dry flavor similar to Japanese sake. It gets its amber color from the red yeast rice used during fermentation and it is commonly aged for ten or more years before selling. You can find bottles of Shaoxing rice
wine in the Asian food aisle of most supermarkets.

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