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Source for Shaoxing wine without salt?

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Source for Shaoxing wine without salt?

Bada Bing | Jul 23, 2011 11:58 AM

I wonder if anyone can point me to a source for this ingredient, as I plan to spend a few days in Chicago in mid-August and mean to do some shopping for Asian items.

The challenge is that the Shaoxing/Shao Xing wine commonly sold in American Asian stores is laced with salt so that grocery businesses can get around liquor laws that would otherwise control the sale of genuine unsalted Shaoxing wine. We're in a bind in the USA: our Asian stores typically lack alcohol licenses, and our wine stores typically lack the clientele to make sense of stocking Shaoxing wine.

Is there a Chicago Chinatown place that sells the real thing?

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