I don't think I would have ever even thought to try rice wine unless it hadn't been presented to me at our friend's wedding. I hadn't even heard of rice wine, which shocked me.
I love wine. My wife and I used to go up to Sonoma in Northern California all the time to visit wine country. That's why I was so surprised when I heard about it for the first time last weekend at our friend's wedding reception. It was a beautiful ceremony held in Downtown Los Angeles in this giant hall they rented.
After the ceremony, we moved to another room which had been decked out in an Asian-theme. Our friend, Joy, married a man of Chinese descent and they thought it was a way to honor that.
It was truly beautiful in the hall: high ceilings with lanterns hung from them & red tinted light bulbs were used. At dinner, the parents of the groom stood to give a toast.