Our own Keith Wilson joinedto share how wine was enjoyed in China some 3,000 years ago.
Keith Wilson is the curator of the exhibit "Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes" at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The exhibit includes a variety of Chinese wine vessels from the period between 1200 and 1000 B.C.E. that were used for ceremonial banquets. "We think that the different shapes probably reflect the ritualization of alcohol consumption," he says.