“[I’m] stressed, but seeing the light,” says Union Trading Co’s Yao Lu. Here, he shares his experience since the bar was shut in February, how they kept money coming in, and some honest and frank advice.
Shanghai is loud, busy, a city that stretches into the sky for as far as you can see, full of humanity — with some fantastic bars to visit.
You’ll find Hope & Sesame in Guangzhou, China — not a city previously fond of Western-style cocktails, by the way — and a very speakeasy-style entrance.
In a sign of growing interest in bourbon and in quality spirits generally, Josh Ozersky writes in the Wall Street Journal that as demand for artisanal products has exploded, brands like Pappy Van Winkle — spurred on by ringing endorsements from celebrity chefs — are increasingly hard to find. And they are increasingly expensive.