Wine and Wine Culture
Wine, liquor, and ale (all of which are the same word in Chinese) are simply beverages, yet, they can be an integral part of rituals, usually as sacrificial offerings. They can also be used as symbols of moral degeneracy as well as its converse, uprightness. At banquets, wine amuses the guests and diminishes estrangement amongst them. Drinking moderately can cultivate self-control and decorum. Wine makes a person healthy and joyful both mentally and physically.