Podoju - Korean Rice Wine - 포도주  

Po-do-ju
Korean Rice Wine
포도주

 

Podoju is made from rice wine that is mixed with grapes or other types of fruits such as plums, black raspberries, cherries, pine fruits and pomegranates. Korea has a number of traditional fruit wines, produced through an authentic red wine producing method to bring out the rich bouquet and natural flavors of all ingredients. Traditionally, podoju wines produced from Korea are said to prevent hypertension as well as its tradional benefits of promoting blood circulation.

Additonally, there are a number of traditional Korean wines produced from flowers. These include wines made from chrysanthemums, maesil blossoms, peach blossoms, honeysuckle, wild roses, and sweet briar petals & berries. Almost all of these types are sweet in taste, viscous, and light in color, with a strength of about 21% alcohol. Other popular types of podojus are medicinal wines which are produced by combining alcohol with medicinal seeds, herbs, and roots.

Interesting fact: Flower wine, called baekhwaju, is made from 100 varieties of flowers.

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