Let's go, drink in one go !🍷
Updated: Jun 29, 2020
Bottoms up, in Chinese, gān bēi : empty the glass.
It's not a metaphor, it's a fact.
In China, whatever the context, it is an effective way to show enthusiasm, respect and commitment.
On the other hand, this way could be vexatious, shocking, even inadmissible in front of those who come from the country of wine, a Frenchman, for example. Emptying this sacred drink, without appreciating it, is wasteful, even sacrilegious!
In French culture, attention is focused on the object itself. In other words, the grape variety, the year, the taste, the colour, the smell, the appellation, the accompanied dishes, the context...
Whereas in China, they bet everything on the atmosphere, the conviviality [This is also why they speak so loudly in a restaurant!].