"Chinese Dictionary", for the definition of wine sea is: a large wine container, because of the amount of wine, so called "sea".
In ancient times, people often called a kind of wine vessel with large capacity "wine sea". Bai Juyi, a poet of Tang Dynasty, wrote in his poem "just flower branches", which said: "just flower branches, move wine sea, not drunk now, regret in Ming Dynasty." According to Wen Tingyun's Qian Zhen Zi Pei Hong Tai, Pei Jun "has a sea of silver, which he can drink with his hands after receiving more than one fight". The so-called sea of silver is a sea of silver wine; Therefore, people who drink a lot are often called "magnanimity".
大凡嗜酒如命者，常常企盼着有一个酒海，使自己沉入酒海中，或者泛舟海上，时时畅饮，这件“醉乡酒海”经瓶中的“酒海”，就是作器者对酒的一种企盼和奢望吧！《水浒传》第八二回：“﹝ 宿太尉 ﹞叫开御酒，取过银酒海，都倾在里面。”《冷眼观》第二四回：“就叫人往上房里去取了一棹十个白玉雕成的酒海来，每只当中都雕镂一个小玉和尚坐着。”
Most people who are addicted to alcohol often look forward to a sea of wine to sink themselves into, or go boating on the sea to drink from time to time. The "sea of wine" in the bottle of this "sea of drunken wine" is a kind of expectation and extravagance of the maker of wine《 Chapter 82 of outlaws of the Marsh: "Su Taiwei is called Kaiyu wine. He took silver wine sea and poured it in."《 The second and fourth chapter of cold eye view: "I asked someone to go to the upper room and get a sea of wine carved from ten white jade, each of which is carved with a little jade monk sitting."
Wine sea has a history of nearly a thousand years. It is a large basket made of wattles from the Qinling Mountains. The inner wall of the basket is made of blood material, lime, etc. as a binder, which is pasted with 100 layers of hemp paper and white cotton cloth, and then wiped and dried with egg white, beeswax, cooked vegetable oil, etc. in a certain proportion. Each can store 5 to 6 tons of wine. This kind of wine storage container shining with the diligence and wisdom of our ancestors is called "big wine sea". The special production technology makes the sea of wine present a magical phenomenon: "the wine does not leak, and the water is lost.". It is suitable for long-term storage. It is the largest container of traditional storage monomer in the world brewing industry.
The aging process of puree wine in "wine sea" is also the process of its own movement and natural aging. Because of the particularity of the materials and techniques in the production of Baijiu, the common acid redox reaction, the molecular association reaction and the esterification reaction in the liquor storage have maintained the unique acid-base balance and promoted the close combination of ethanol and water molecules. The unique flavor and nutritional components dissolved from wine sea to wine greatly reduce the spicy flavor of the Baijiu, and the taste is sweet and refreshing, and the flavour is long.
Moreover, the older the "wine sea" is, the longer the storage time is, and the better the quality is.
It is precisely because Guanzhong liquor adopts a unique "wine sea" storage method, and the special production method creates the magic of "wine sea can breathe". Through breathing, the wine in the sea of wine completed the complex process of de aging and impurity removal, aging and aroma enhancement, which promoted the aging of the wine, and also ensured that the Guanzhong wine was mellow, full-bodied, coordinated, soft, sweet and clean, with a long aftertaste.