Five myths about wine in Asia

wine pouring onto map of Eastern World

Richard examines the truth about (non?) cork-asian habits.

The Eastern World, with its dragons, elephant gods and 'Pompaddy-Conti Bordeaux Supérieur', seems a truly mythical place to Western eyes. But anyone who has spent time in this particular cradle of civilisation will know that the myths about Asian wine-drinking habits are misinformed at best, and prejudiced at worst.

Of course, Asia is a huge place, from the ski-fields of northern Japan to the paddy fields of Sri Lanka, so generalisations are by definition impossible. Yet, the myths persist. So here is a debunking of the most widely cellared examples...