Wines & Spirits Expo 2017

15th Wines & Spirits Expo 2016: Preview

April is a curious month in Seoul. The weather gets warmer but the smog is typically at its peak. The cherry blossoms turn the city a lovely whitish-pink but then a day later a spring shower leaves the branches bare. But there is one thing Seoulites can look forward to without exception: the Seoul International…

Jarasum Makgeolli Festival 2016

Jarasum Makgeolli Festival 2016 Review

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For some that’s Christmas, but for makgeolli lovers (at least those in the northern hemisphere) the temperatures are cooling, making for better brewing conditions, and makgeolli festivals abound. These days, it seems there may not be an event in the land that can compare to the spectacle…

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…

Sool Gallery Sansawon Photo Tour

The Sool Gallery Sansawon is bar-none the best bang for your buck if you have any interest in doing a booze tour in South Korea. Earlier in the year, Takjoo Journals shared a Korea Herald article detailing one reporter’s visit, which you can find here. Basically, Sansawon is a museum dedicated to traditional Korean alcohol…

14th Wines & Spirits Expo 2016: Review

Nearly two months later, I finally decided that my thoughts on the 14th Wines & Spirits Expo had aged enough (i.e., I was finally sober enough) and I was ready to write! Straight up front, this was one of the best traditional alcohol, or sool, events that I have been to. Really, the only competition…

Makgeolli Yurangdan Event 2016

The weekend is a good time for enjoying makgeolli but why does Tuesday get neglected? Well, no longer thanks to the Makgeolli Yurangdan Event. With the aid of Korean celebrities (no information on who beyond the pictures on the poster), this event aims to promote traditional Korean alcohol and food. Here are the details: Time: Tuesday, May 31st 6:20-8…

Korean Traditional Alcohol Tasting Tour in Seoul

Only have a short time in Seoul and want to try all the best and tastiest traditional booze the city has to offer? You’d be hard pressed to find better tour guides than the fine people at Makgeolli Mamas & Papas Korea (MMPK). Their Korean Traditional Alcohol Tasting Tour will whisk you away to three excellent joomak…

Spring Events Are Brewing!

A big, big thank you to Makgeolli Mamas & Papas Korea (MMPK) for the news about a whole slew of spring festivals, events, and exhibitions. Honestly, with all that’s going on, April feels like the new October!   14th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL WINES & SPIRITS EXPO 2016 Time: Saturday, April 23 (10 am – 5 pm)…

New York Makgeolli Classes in January 2016

What better way to start the new year than to learn something new, like how to brew makgeolli! Jisung Chun will be leading two makgeolli brewing workshops in the lovely state of New York. According to the invites, Jisung has “worked as an executive manager of a restaurant that specializes in Korean food and drinks in Seoul.”…