Press Release

 Rooftop Chinese and Korean
Spirits Tasting with Dumplings


New York, NY (September 16, 2015) – Join Asian Women in Business (AWIB) for an evening to experience millennia-old eastern traditions of distilled liquor while sampling tasty dumplings at our “Chinese and Korean Spirits Paired with Dumplings” event on Monday, October 5, 2015, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Monarch Rooftop Lounge, 71 W 35th Street, Penthouse, NYC. 


          Chinese Spirits

  • Baijiu or “white liquor” is a strong, clear distilled spirit made from grains with roughly 40-60% alcohol.
    The most-consumed spirit in the world, representing more than one-third of global sales, but it little-known beyond it’s origins of China.
  • Huangjiu or “yellow wine” is an alcoholic beverage made from water and cereal grains usually pasteurized, aged and filtered, containing less than 20% alcohol.
  • Mijiu is a “rice wine” made from glutinous rice as a generally clear, somewhat sweet, fermented beverage with 12-20% alcohol content, categorized as a form of huangjiu, similar to Japanese sake.

          Korean Spirits

  • Makgeolli, is traditionally made from rice or wheat mixed with nuruk, a Korean fermentation starter. It has a milky, off-white color and sweetness with about 6-8% alcohol content.
  • Bokbunja Ju is a fermented fruit wine made from wild and/or cultivated Korea black raspberries called bokbunja. The wine is a deep red in color, moderately sweet with a range of 15-19% alcohol content.

We will taste the distilled beverages, straight up and as cocktails, paired with a variety of savory dumplings provided by the popular Vanessa’s Dumplings House. Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening to experience and discover Asian infusions to awaken your taste buds and stimulate your senses while watching the sunset against the Manhattan skyline.

Cost is $25 for AWIB members and $50 for non-members per person.

Registration can be completed by going online to or by calling 212.868.1368.

Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB, a dynamic organization, has expanded its mission to address identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various tasks forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals. Visit us at




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