Bringing a Warehouse to the Song Dynasty! - 2
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Just as Sun Tu was thinking about it, another light dazzled him, and he returned to the house he was in just now. At the same time, he found that a box of white wine was placed at his feet.
Although some of the things inside are not on the table, the system itself is quite reliable. Moreover, don’t these wines just solve the urgent demand for alcohol in the inn? Although the quality of these wines is indeed not good, it is better than no wine to sell, right?
The idea was set in stone and Sun Tu let out a long sigh. However, these bags of wine can’t be taken directly, so that night, after Ya’er was asleep, Sun Tu found a few jars and turned the bottles of wine into jars.
After all the work was done, the whole yard was filled with the rich aroma of wine, which made people feel a little drunk just by smelling it.
Early the next morning, Sun Tu found a pallet to deliver five jars of wine to the Sun’s Inn, located on the west street of the county seat, not far from home. This surprised Yu Xiaohe, the treasurer who was short of alcohol in the store. “Third Young Master, where did you get these wines?”
When he decided to send the wine to the store for sale, Sun Tu had already thought about his excuses, and smiled and replied: “Uncle Yu, actually, these wines were prepared by my father before going to sea. But then so many things happened… So I forgot about it. I only remembered yesterday that there was such a batch of wine left behind in the cellar.”
“Okay!” Yu Xiaohe was overjoyed when he heard these words, and he nodded again and again.
“With these wines, we finally don’t need to close the inn, and I can say that I have lived up to the trust that your father entrusted.” He said and he seemed to be quite happy. After taking a look at Sun Tu, he was originally worried that this nephew would not survive without his father and brother, but now it seems that after this catastrophe, this child has finally grown up.
But even if there is wine and the traffic to the inn for the alcohol is picked up again, the inn has had no business for a while. It’s not that the current world is in a bad state. People rarely go to restaurants to drink. People in the Song Dynasty are richer than people in many other dynasties and are willing to spend money. However, the wine at the Sun’s Inn has never been very good. People who live in a tight spot in life but still want for wine will come here for a few drinks.
It wasn’t until after noon that a man walked into the store and greeted Yu Xiaohe. “Treasurer Yu, your inn hasn’t had wine for a whole month, but is there another jar of wine today? Give me two cups worth.”
Yu Xiaohe hurriedly agreed, went to the wine jar and scooped two gourds of wine, poured it in a wine bottle, and sent it there. When he took out the wine, he obviously smelled that the wine was extremely rich, and it didn’t even make people feel a little drunk.
He just smelled it. When the alcoholic named Li Si poured a glass into his mouth, the whole person was suddenly stunned, and he couldn’t recover for a long while. The wine was spicy and full-bodied, and it was memorable. Compared with this, the ones he had drunk in the past were not considered wine at all.
And what surprised him even more was that when the wine flowed down his throat, it was like a trail of fire that burned downwards, and in the end, even the stomach felt like it was burning up. The feeling was really indescribable. He couldn’t help letting out a deep sigh of contentment, and then he said.
“Good wine! Great wine!”
Both Yu Xiaohe and Sun Tu were watching. It was a bit nervous to see his face change colour several times. It was not until they heard what he said that their faces finally showed a smile. However, Sun Tu had some doubts in his heart. How could this low-grade bagged wine that later generations can only used as seasonings be so praised?
This is actually what he overlooked – the time span of a thousand years. Even this kind of low-grade liquor is the crystallization of later generations of industry. You must know that at this time, brewing of alcohol is still the simplest process, and even the distillation technology has not been invented. Therefore, whether it is from the taste or the degree of the wine, the low-end liquor of later generations is much stronger than the good liquor at this time, not to mention that the Sun family has always only sold the low-end liquor at this time.
In Li Si’s mouth, who was accustomed to drinking sour and tasteless alcohol, this wine was almost like the legendary Qiongye Yuye, which made him have an endless wave of aftertastes, and took a long time to recover. After he settled down, he looked at Yu Xiaohe with some worry: “Treasurer Yu, what is the price of your wine? Is it still the old price?”
Yu Xiaohe glanced at Sun Tu and said after seeing him nodding: “You can be rest assured, this wine is still the original price, a corner of ten coins, you are not foolish!”
Li Siyi was overjoyed when he heard it. “If you can continue to sell at this price, Li Si will definitely come and patronize this place more often in the future. This kind of good wine is something I have never drank in my life. It’s really…”
He took a shot of the wine to show what he meant.
Just as Li Si drank and sighed in admiration, a few more drinkers came in. And when they drank, unprepared for this wine, which was far stronger than the wine they had drank in the past, they all sighed, pleased. As praise came out of the store, it soon attracted pedestrians who walked past the street outside the store.
Pedestrians who didn’t want to drink in the first place listened to the praise on the aroma of the wine, and they smelled the aroma of the wine from the bottle on the street table. Many people were also aroused by their curiosity for wine and they entered the shop to buy the wine.
As a result, a scene that has never happened since the opening of the Sun’s Inn appeared for no apparent reason. The dozen or so tables in the store were actually filled with people drinking. Everyone was sighing while tasting the wine.
And this scene quickly attracted more people into the store, and the characteristics of the Chinese people who can join in the fun are fully present for all to see at this moment.
This was a situation that Sun Tu himself had never thought of. These inferior wines, which were nothing in his eyes, turned out to be treasures in the eyes of others. It wasn’t until the sky was getting dark that the group of guests who arrived earlier were all drunk and left. Many people were drunk because of the strength of this liquor, which is much stronger than the usual drink and naturally it is easier to get intoxicated as they leave. They left, standing crooked or slanted and someone needed to support them to prevent them from falling.
Yu Xiaohe was excited.
“Young Master Sun, if I knew there was such good wines at home, we wouldn’t have had to be so embarrassed. I don’t know if there is anything else other than the ones you brought?” Then, he looked back. Glancing at those wine jars, five jars of wine had already been drunk out of four vases. Once the word of mouth spreads the next day, I am afraid that more guests will come.
Sun Tu also understood this, so he smiled and said. “Don’t worry, Uncle Xiao, I will bring more wine tomorrow.” He remembered clearly that there were many tons of bagged wine in the entire warehouse. At this time, he finally settled down. Judging from the current situation, selling alcohol will be able to pay off his family’s debt!
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