Our reporter Xiao Yeping Wei Junyu
In November, Danyang Distillery was identified as the "National Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative Project-Traditional Vessels for the Protection of Sealed Brew Traditional Brewing Techniques". Danyang Rice Wine once again made a wonderful appearance on the national stage, showing this resounding " Danyang City Business Card. "
Inheriting the unique local history and culture, but after years of vicissitudes, but enduring, Danyang rice wine is a characteristic traditional industry in our city, with a long history of brewing for thousands of years, and has a high reputation in the country. The Danyang Distillery, which was established in 1958, is the largest “Jiangsu time-honored” enterprise in our city, and is the traditional base for the “non-cylinder winemaking technique” of national intangible cultural heritage. Danyang Distillery has always inherited and carried forward the unique traditional craftsmanship of China ’s traditional famous wine, Danyang Yellow Wine, and has developed a series of products such as “Danyang” branded vats, old aging wines, old wines, rice wines, white wines, and leisure wines. Won international and domestic awards, becoming one of the largest sweet yellow wine production enterprises in China, and among the national famous wine production enterprises.
Carrying history and brewing culture, Danyang Distillery always takes the promotion of the history and culture of Danyang rice wine as its mission, strives to make the rice wine industry refined and strong, and effectively implants the harmonious, supple, and elegant character of rice wine into consumers' minds. Historical and cultural products with oriental charm and profound connotation are introduced to domestic and foreign markets.
"The taste is light and the flower is dewy, the color is like a spring in the hole." Today, let's walk into Danyang Winery, get up close to the brewing process of yellow wine, and feel the charm of non-heritage culture.
"I am a brewing professional, and I have a feeling of alcohol in the process of studying in school. So after graduating, I wanted to return to Danyang to develop local brewing skills." Mao Zhongrui, deputy general manager of Danyang Winery, was rated as a non-genetic inheritance in Danyang last year. He is meticulous in work. He often goes to the workshop to provide guidance, and requires that every worker adhere to the meticulous work attitude, handle every link, and lay a solid foundation for the output of high-quality products. The picture shows Mao Zhongrui measuring the temperature in the brewing room.
Entered at the age of 24 and insisted at the age of 64. Winemaker Jiang Liufang has been working in Danyang Winery for 40 years. Forty years of winemaking experience has made him exude a strong aroma of wine. "I'm from Lizhuang. I studied winemaking with my father since I was a child. I have a constant love for winemaking in my father's ears, so I entered Danyang Winery and I want to work in wine for a lifetime." The older generation insisted It is moving, and the skilled operation method is even more amazing. "Mixing medicines and nests" is a process in the traditional brewing process of rice wine, but it is a process that tests both physical strength and skill. You must fully stir the rice and wine medicine in the pot with both hands to make each grain of rice even. Sticky wine pills.
The mist filled with wine and entered the brewing workshop, as if entering a fairyland. When I approached, I saw a few workers holding a shovel and shoveling wheat koji into the steamed rice. A grain of rice was instantly given. With the "wine soul", it began its journey to become rice wine.
"Lanling wine tulips, the jade bowl is filled with amber light." According to legend, this is the poem left by the great poet Li Bai after tasting Danyang (Danyang was then called "South Lanling") ...