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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 [...]

Seoul to Codify Int’l Safety Standard for Makgeolli

Seoul to Codify Int’l Safety Standard for Makgeolli

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to submit a draft on the international food standard for makgeolli, as part of its efforts to export the indigenous traditional rice wine overseas, the agricultural ministry said Wednesday.  The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it will officially submit a plan to codify safety [...]

Makgeolli Can Reduce Risk of Stomach Cancer

Makgeolli Can Reduce Risk of Stomach Cancer

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean traditional rice wine, or makgeolli, contains a material believed to be effective in slowing the growth of stomach cancer cells, a study showed Monday. The Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI) said in a recent study that it discovered that makgeolli curbs the proliferation of stomach cancer tumors when [...]

What to Buy in Korea? Tourists Snap Up Popular Items

What to Buy in Korea? Tourists Snap Up Popular Items

SEOUL, Feb.12 (Korea Bizwire) – When traveling in foreign countries, seeing famous tourist attractions, taking in a different culture, and trying the local cuisine are some of the more typical experiences. However, shopping might be one of the most pleasurable activities; allowing tourists to actually bring a piece of the country being visited back home. [...]

Indulge Your Own Taste in Drinks with “Liquor Samplers”

Indulge Your Own Taste in Drinks with “Liquor Samplers”

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Like choosing cosmetics after using a sample, a new trend is emerging of “liquor samplers” in Korea’s liquor industry. According to the industry, Baesangmyun Brewery, a traditional Korean rice wine maker, offers four kinds of “Slow City Brewery Makgeolli” in the sampler course at its “Slow City Brewery & [...]