Kooksoondang Sparkling Rice Wine & Cream Cheese
Kooksoondang, a representative Korean producer of traditional liquor, has recently released a new, low-alcoholic product, Kooksoondang Sparkling Rice Wine & Cream Cheese. It is a fermented rice wine to which cream cheese has been added.
In its effort to cultivate foreign markets for Korean liquor, Kooksoondang has launched several alcoholic beverages this year inspired by traditional wine, such as Rice Wine & Banana and Rice Wine & Peach. All of them use the brewery’s own technology of rice fermentation.
Perfect with Spicy Food and Cheese Dishes
Kooksoondang Sparkling Rice Wine & Cream Cheese brings together the aromatic flavor of cream cheese, the refreshing sensation of carbonation, and the smooth taste of rice. It goes particularly well with spicy food―such as tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cake) and nakji-bokkeum (stir-fried octopus)―and cheese dishes like cheese gratin. Since the product contains just 3% alcohol, even light drinkers can easily enjoy it.
Kooksoondang selected cream cheese as an ingredient because of the popularity of cheese in many countries, and the company is planning to actively export the product overseas. A staff member of Kooksoondang described it as “a unique flavored low-alcoholic beverage made with rice and cheese.” He added, “I think the new product can captivate the taste buds of female consumers at home and many foreign consumers abroad. Kooksoondang will continue its bid to develop low-alcoholic beverages with new ingredients and different flavors.”
Kooksoondang Brewery Co., Ltd.