White wine is one of those funny Chinglish translations which I have heard over and over again. I wonder how many foreigners have agreed to drink white wine at a meal, not knowing that they are actually agreeing to drink strong rice wine.
I agree with Vic. Alcohol is a problem in a lot of countries. I know that in the UK there are plans to introduce a much higher rate of tax on booze to combat binge drinking. What I find funny here is the guys who get wasted in the space of 1 or 2 hours during a meal. Then pass out by the side of the road, or spend the next hour puking up the food they just ate!