Soul of the Craftsman: Every Breath of Life

Reporter/Provider - General Association of the Chinese Culture

class="meta mb-0">Publish Date - 2021-12-01T18:14:31Z0 views

"It doesn't matter how good the liquor is. If barrels are not looked after, every drop will disappear," says oak barrel repair master Chen Ching-sheng. "It is the same as a body without a soul. Just empty." Chen has spent more than 40 years maintaining the barrels at the Nantou Winery. He spearheaded the use of local materials, such as narrow-leaf cattails, to make essential repairs to the winery's all-important barrels.

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