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紹興老酒越陳越香

08 Dec
I like this sort of history…  very interesting.
 

紹興老酒中有名者為「花雕」和「女兒紅」。其實這是一酒二名,按紹興舊俗,某家女兒出生,父母就釀酒一缸。

常見的是五石缸和七石缸,即缸中可裝五石或七石米,一石為一百二十斤,可見酒缸之大。

酒釀成後灌入酒壇,置於酒窖,待女兒妙齡出嫁時,才將酒壇取出,隨花轎之後,作為嫁妝,送到男女,款待賓客,故稱「女兒紅」。

由於是嫁妝之一,對酒壇需加以精緻包裝,常常在酒壇上雕鏤吉祥如意之花紋,故又稱「花雕」。

可惜如今的紹興閨秀已不坐花轎,也不送花雕。然而小壇的「花雕」卻長留不衰,已成為工藝珍品,作為饋贈賓客的禮品。

(source:  http://worldjournal.com/wj-books_news.php?nt_seq_id=1812966&ct=87)

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Posted by on December 8, 2008 in life

 

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