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Snake Wine Travel Memory

me and shirley drinking snake wine li river

We are drinking wine infused with snake.  In 2005 we made a boat trip down the Li River in China’s Guangxi Province with my sister-in-law Shirley and brother-in-law Paul.  One of the perks offered on the trip was a glass of snake wine. 

snake wineIn this photo you can see the snake in the wine bottle. The Chinese have been drinking snake wine since around 1000 BC.  The snake which is thrown live into the wine bottle dies from the alcohol in the wine. The snake may  steep in the bottle for years.  Snake wine is said to keep you vital and healthy. So far in both my case and Shirley’s this is proving to be true.  So glad we tried that snake wine!

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