Read at Wine Enthusiast
Gifts of food or alcohol are important in Asian cultures during holidays and celebrations. No guest would visit an Asian home without bringing a gift.
"No guest would ever dare to cross the threshold of an Asian home on a holiday without a platter of food or a bottle of something strong, sweet or bubbly peeking out of an extravagant gold bag."
Lunar New Year celebrations often involve the exchange and enjoyment of alcohol, such as Johnnie Walker and soju, among friends and family.
"On the first day of Seollal, or Korean Lunar New Year, I would...smell the strong scent of Johnnie Walker Black wafting from glass tumblers on a low rosewood table."