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Makgeolli with Low Alcohol Content Gaining Popularity

Makgeolli with Low Alcohol Content Gaining Popularity

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Low-alcohol versions of the traditional alcoholic beverage “makgeolli” have gained popularity, mainly as a result of more people opting to drink alone, industry officials said Thursday. The grain-based drink usually contains an alcohol content of six to seven percent but products with four to five percent have become popular [...]

Korean Grain-based Drink ‘Makgeolli’ Beneficial for Intestinal Health: Report

Korean Grain-based Drink ‘Makgeolli’ Beneficial for Intestinal Health: Report

SEJONG, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run food research center on Tuesday said “makgeolli,” a South Korean traditional grain-based alcoholic drink, is beneficial for people’s intestinal health. According to a report by the Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), makgeolli contains various microorganisms, such as yeast and lactic acid bacteria. While figures vary depending on [...]

‘Makgeolli’ Contributing to Alcoholic Consumption by Older Women: Report

‘Makgeolli’ Contributing to Alcoholic Consumption by Older Women: Report

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The traditional alcoholic beverage “makgeolli” has contributed to the increased consumption of alcoholic beverages by older women, a report showed Monday. According to the report conducted by a team of researchers at Seoul National University College of Medicine, a daily average of alcoholic beverages consumed by women aged between [...]

Makgeolli Higher in Protein, Vitamins than Sake and Wine, Study Finds

Makgeolli Higher in Protein, Vitamins than Sake and Wine, Study Finds

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean rice wine holds a higher concentration of proteins, vitamins, citric acid and other components than sake or wine, a study by the Tokyo University of Agriculture has found.  The results were explained at a press conference held at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on November 16. “Tokyo [...]

Consumption of Makgeolli Declines for Three Consecutive Years

Consumption of Makgeolli Declines for Three Consecutive Years

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of Makgeolli, a Korean rice wine, have decreased for three consecutive years after experiencing a boom several years ago. According to a report from the Statistics Korea on October 4, the volume of Makgeolli consumed domestically in the second quarter was 8,8000 ㎘, 3.1 percent down from the [...]

S. Korea to Hold ‘Makgeolli’ Promotion Event in Taiwan

S. Korea to Hold ‘Makgeolli’ Promotion Event in Taiwan

SEJONG, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – 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 [...]