Shaoxing opens first wine cellar outside of Zhejiang
The Gu Yue Long Shan North Wine Cellar opens in Shenyang, Liaoning province on Jan 26. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
Gu Yue Long Shan, a brand under the China Shaoxing Yellow Rice Wine Group Co, opened a wine cellar in Shenyang, Liaoning province on Jan 26. This is Shaoxing's first yellow rice wine cellar outside of Zhejiang province.
The 2,000-square-meter wine cellar in downtown Shenyang will store over 20,000 jars of yellow rice wine from Shaoxing.
Yellow rice wine. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
"The wine cellar marks a milestone in the history of Shaoxing yellow rice wine and can help expand our presence in Northeast China," said Xu Dongliang, general manager of Gu Yue Long Shan.
Xu noted that over 3,000 jars have already been shipped from the Gu Yue Long Shan Central Cellar.
The wine cellar, which currently stores over 11 million jars of yellow rice wine, is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's largest yellow rice wine cellar.
To most Chinese, Shaoxing is synonymous with yellow rice wine as it has producing this spirit since the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC).
Shaoxing's yellow rice wine is exported to more than 40 countries and regions, and its brewing technique was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2006.