This intense and highly aromatic wine is called Mei Kuei Lu Chiew in Chinese. It’s sometimes labeled as Rose Essence Wine in English. Chinese rose wine is basically sorghum liquor that is distilled with rock sugar and rose petals, and about 46% alcohol! Hailed as the Chinese brandy, it’s used in marinating meats such as BBQ pork or char siu. Because of its strong alcohol flavor, it’s used sparingly but infuses the marinated meats with an unforgettable aroma.