Discover Baijiu with Derek Sandhaus (webinar)

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Discover this fascinating Chinese spirits category through a conversational webinar with Baijiu expert Derek Sandhaus and WSET's Rob McCaughey.

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Spirits webinar

Baijiu is a Chinese category of spirits that is made in a wide range of different styles using different production methods, many of which are not seen or used outside of China.

In this webinar, Derek Sandhaus will aim to showcase the history, production and main styles of baijiu. He'll also look to demonstrate how an understanding of the broad principles of alcohol production can help to demystify production methods that might at first seem very different to the Western traditions of fermentation and distillation that we may be more familiar with.

The webinar will be conversational in style with a discussion between Derek Sandhaus and WSET's Rob McCaughey. Please feel free to join with a glass of baijiu of your choice while you learn about this fascinating Chinese spirit!

About Derek Sandhaus

Derek Sandhaus is the author of Drunk in China and Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits. In 2018 he co-founded Ming River Sichuan Baijiu in partnership with China’s oldest continually operational distillery. He serves as Ming River’s baijiu category educator and as editor at

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If you enjoy the webinar, we would love to welcome you onto one of our WSET spirits courses. More details here.