Can Wine ( tube wine) – A famous wine in the Tay Nguyen region. It is drunk by one Tây Nguyên pipe. This wine does not have a typical taste or flavor. The delicious depends mostly on the makers as well as the ingredients in it. Nowadays, Tây Nguyên people do not make Cần wine for their own; they make and sell it to other people who have a desire on it. Some Vietnamese people like drinking this wine on festival day like, they spend some amount of money and effort to buy it.
People drink this wine to show the tolerance, solidary, love and friendship. People drink it together by one pipe and enjoy the grilled buffalo. When drinking it, they do not scare of unhygienic. Making this wine is quite easy, all you need is put the yeast into the box for four or five days and then you can drink it. When drink it, people just add water together. The flavor of it is better if you keep it for a long time.
How to make the wine?
It is made of cooked glutinous rice (nếp) mixed with some kinds of herbs in the local forests. The types and amount of herbs added differs according to ethnic group and area. This mixture is then put into a large earthenware jug, and allowed to ferment for at least one month. Can wine’s strength is typically 15 to 25 percent alcohol by volume.
Simple available local materials are altogether fermented by wild herb in a pottery jar for day. Its taste is total different from rice alcohol or any kind of wine – so bitter or strong that may lead you dizziness. Its sweet taste would make you drunk without any predictable consciousness.
Someone bury it in land for many years to have the best wine. There are many style of this wine. And you can enjoy it in next 3 or 4 days.
When is the wine served?
Can Wine (rượu cần) is typically drunk for special celebrations or ceremonies such as weddings, festivals, or harvest feasts. It is often drunk by in a nhà rông, a fire, or community house. People oftens dance and play music (in Tay Nguyen) after drinking. When you are invited to drink rượu cần by the locals, it means that you are seen as distinguished guest.
If come to Tay Nguyen, you should go there to enjoy Can wine. Hope you have an interesting trip with your family and friends in my beautiful country.