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Takjoo Journals’ Second Anniversary

Two years ago I stopped by a corner store in my neighborhood and and bought a weird, plastic bottle of booze. After a few bemusing sips, I thought, “I need to remember this makgeolli so I never, ever make the mistake of buying it again.” Thus, Takjoo Journals was born! But, I am grateful for this bad bottle because it has led me to…

2016 Fall Makgeolli Events

2016 Fall Makgeolli Events

UPDATED 9.27 The summer temperatures are receding and the leaves are changing color. This can only mean one thing: MAKGEOLLI FESTIVALS! Strangely enough, there has not been too much buzz (or even information) about certain events listed here so if you see something you’re interested in, be sure to check back regularly for updates. JARASUM MAKGEOLLI…

Makgeolli Origins (Groove Magazine)

MMPK’s own Julia Mellor with a write up on Korean traditional alcohol that goes beyond makgeolli and the ubiquitous green bottles. If you’re looking for a little background on where brewing begins in Korea, this is the perfect start. From the Groove Magazine article: At the heart and soul of all Korean traditional alcohol is nuruk, without which…

Korea to Hold Makgeolli Promotion Event in Taiwan

From The Korea Herald article: South Korea will hold a promotional event in Taiwan later this week as part of its efforts to export “makgeolli,” the indigenous traditional rice wine overseas, the agriculture ministry here said Tuesday. The event will take place in a department store in Xinbei City, Taiwan, involving a talk show session hosted…

Mi Mong Makgeolli

Makgeolli #61 – Mi Mong Makgeolli

KOREAN NAME: 미몽 막걸리 REVIEW: According to Kooksoondang’s website, Mi Mong means “The Dream of the Rice”. The poetic name, the glass bottle, the label illustrated like a classic East Asian painting you’ve seen in a museum—everything bespeaks an upmarket product that should be sipped not swilled. On the bottom of the label, you can even find…