Hemming in Asia
Redefining the culture of wine?
Richard examines how cultural attitudes towards wine in Asia differ from those in Europe. Without cultural context, wine is meaningless. When divorced from the human references that define the origin, style and quality of wine – the elements that underwrite its fundamental appeal – wine becomes entirely functional, a mere intoxicant, just as it was when spontaneously fermented grapes were first discovered by our ancient ancestors. For centuries, the culture...
11 Dec 2019