Chinese Wine-Universe in a Bottle


2021-09-03 09:12

Li Zhengping


Title: Chinese WineUniverse in a Bottle

Author:Li Zhengping

ISBN: 9787508516714

Press: China Intercontinental Press

About the Author:

Li Zhengping, researcher in China's alcoholic beverage culture and freelance writer, is the author of China's Alcoholic Beverage CultureThe Current Affairs Press.


The Chinese do not see wine as one of the necessities of life, but in their social life the culture of wine as a distinct cultural form has made and continues to make an impact on the way the Chinese live. Chinese alcoholic drinks are chiefly made from grain. Throughout the long history of China, with its large population and long-term reliance on agriculture, the ups and downs of the wine trade have been closely bound up with political, economic and social conditions. The fluctuations in the grain harvest were like a barometer for the ups and downs of the wine business. The successive ruling dynasties issued or relaxed restrictions on wine production according to the grain harvests to make sure that people had enough to live on.



The Invention of Chinese Wine

Where does Wine Come From?

Wine in Sacrifice——a Holy Means of Invocation, an Offering in the Holy Rite

The Varieties of Alcohol and Their Appreciation

Chinese Wine and its Most Famous Types

Chinese Spirits and Their Most Famous Types

Beer in China

Wine Made in China

A New Force in the World Wine Landscape

Wine Drinking Rituals and Customs

Flagon Fine and Goblet Rare

Wine Rituals and Wine Morality

Drinking Games

Folk Customs and Wine

Drinking Styles

Hospitality and Drinking

Wine and Holidays

Wine's Therapeutic Value and Regular Usage

Legends of Wine

Wine and Politics

"Lifting My Drink and Singing a Song"

Poetry and Wine

From Wine Restaurants to Bars

Traditional Wine Restaurants

Bars——Leisure Venues in the Cities

Consumption of Imported Wine

Appendix: Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties need to give red envelopes when fetching the bride?


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