Experience Wine Culture of Vietnamese People

Combined with herbs, or even snakes and other raw materials, the Vietnamese turned the wine into an important point of fascinating conversations or fun gatherings. Today, Vietnam-online.net introduces you Can wine (rice wine jar with tube) – a delicious dish of Vietnam highlands.

Can wine is a traditional beverage starting from ethnic minority tribes in Vietnam. This wine is usually cooked for special occasions such as weddings and New Year festivities. Can wine is different with rice wine because it is not distilled in traditional ways. Instead, Can wine is made of brown or black rice, along with herbs, bark, and other natural flavors. They all are packaged in a large ceramic pot and let it ferment for at least several weeks.

At festivals or common meals, Can wine shall be mixed with water, coconut water, beer or distilled water to increase volume. All is blended into together to create unique tastes of mountainous people here.

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A jar of Can wine


The flavor of Can wine is the highlight style of Vietnamese ethnic groups.

Can wine is typically drunk for special occasions such as festivals, weddings, or harvest feasts. It is often drunk by a fire in a community house. People always dance and play music after drinking. When a guest is invited to drink Can wine by the local people, it means that this he/she is seen as distinguished guest.

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