On the last day of the (Chinese) year on the market in Bac Ha you see a lot of selling of the so-called Bac Ha wine. This is corn wine, 60 % and made by the people themselves. The selling is done by women, mostly bought by women but the drinkers are mostly men. It’s drunk in very small glasses but the times they fill it up is tremendous.
Before they buy the wine the women taste it at several places and finally come back to the best smell. They bring their own plastic bottles and it is filled for $ 2,- (40.000 dzong) per liter.