Xiao Yan slowly tipped the wine jug, pouring a few drops into her cup, and then straightened the jug.
Wen Qi Qi was dumbfounded. She looked at the wine in her cup and then looked at the wine jug in Xiao Yan’s hand.
This was too little, it was really just a few drops that had been poured out.
“Niece-in-law, I’m not kidding you, drinking wine is not something you drink like that. The wine has to be tasted slowly in order to taste the fragrance of that wine.” Xiao Yan turned the wine glass in his hand and said in a good manner.
The corners of Wen Qi Qi’s mouth twitched. Just a drop, how do you want her to slowly taste it?
Seeing that she did not believe him, Xiao Yan added: “I tell you, this wine is not ordinary wine. Don’t think that it tastes sweet and delicious, because it has a strong aftertaste and you can’t drink much, otherwise you can’t wake up after three days and nights.”
Now, even Tuo Qingye couldn’t listen to this, “Duke Jing’s words are too exaggerated, under this heaven, is there such a wine?” Saying that, he shook his head, obviously not believing what Xiao Yan said.
Seeing this, Xiao Yan contemptuously said, “You barbarians, you just have less insight. Just because you don’t have such wine in Huijiang, doesn’t mean we don’t have it in Daye.”
Tuo Qingye was not angry, but put down his cup and clapped his hands. Two attendants immediately came in carrying a basket.
Only when she got closer did Wen Qi Qi see that the wooden basket contained many cylinders of the same size. They were about as thick as an adult’s calf and fully sealed, so she couldn’t tell what they were.
But soon, she got the answer.
“This is our wine from back to the border, a gift of thanks from me to the Princess.” Tuo Qingye pointed to the basket and presented it.
Only then did Wen Qi Qi understand that this thank you gift was grape wine, which was what he had just said.
She said with a smile, “Thank you for the gift, I’ll accept it.”
Tuo Qingye shook his head, “It’s a small gift, not worthy of respect.”
“The Prince is modest, we have all kinds of alcohol in Daye, but not this kind of wine, so this gift is too expensive.” Wen Qi Qi was sincere in what she said. There was no grape wine in Daye, and Huijiang was so far away that it was difficult for people to buy it even if they had money, but Tuo Qingye had given her so much at once.
Xiao Yan also had a craving for grape wine.
Although he had drank it, it was rare for him to get it, so when he saw that Wen Qi Qi had gotten so much at once, his eyes immediately glowed, and he put the wine jug in his hand aside and said to Wen Qi Qi, “Little girl, I just treated you to the Hundred Flowers Clear Wine, shouldn’t you treat me to grape wine now?”
Wen Qi Qi really didn’t want to talk to him again.
What did he mean by treating her to a hundred flowers of wine?
She had only had two sips, and he still had the nerve to say that?
However, she was not a stingy person, and since he had asked, she said to Lu Qiao, “Fetch a clean jade pot.”
Lu Qiao immediately went to fetch it.
Wen Qi Qi took it and put it on the table. Then she took a wooden cylinder handed to her by the attendant and looked at it for a moment.
There was no wine bottle in this era, but this wooden cylinder served the same purpose as a modern wine bottle. The mouth of the cylinder was also plugged with a wooden cork, but the sealing was definitely not as good as a modern wine bottle.
Tuo Qingye was about to remind her to remove the cork before pouring the wine, when he saw Wen Qi Qi easily pull out the cork with her bare hands.
Tuo Qingye: “……”
Tuo Jiang Hua: “……”
Wen Qi Qi poured the wine slowly into the jade pot.
All of a sudden, a mellow smell of wine spread out in all directions.
Translators Note: I didn’t translate the authors note but she’s been trolling about a drunk Qi Qi so look forward to that 😂