Do you know whether ginger grows on the ground or in a tree? Unfortunately for the man in this video, neither does he.
This story brings alive the Chinese idiom about contentment. It depicts how a small little bird that is not strikingly beautiful stays happy every day.
This video explains the origin of the Chinese proverb "Ai Wu Ji Wu."
The story continues with Liu Bang plotting to seize the strategically-important Guanzhong area with a clever tactic of deception dubbed "To Secretly Cross at Chencang." After defeating Xiang Yu, Liu Bang went on to found the Han Dynasty.
Learn the story behind the idiom, "A third party benefits from a tussle."
A grizzly tale of a mysterious series of murders in Qing-era Guangdong gives us a saying which means "an absence of justice." This video explains the origins of the phrase and breaks down its meaning character by character.
This Eastern Han-era story of a principled man who turned down a duke's invitation is the origin of an expression which means "to flatter and suck up to."
Never look down on someone who is not as good as you in some areas. Here's why.
Learn how the story of two impostors inspired the idiom, "To catch a turtle in a jar" (To go after easy prey).
Learn how a trusting shepherd inspired the idiom, "To usher the wolf into the house" (To ask for trouble).
Gain a quick overview of the most important festivals in the Chinese calendar.
In order to appreciate wine, you have to start with the fundamentals. In this video, get a basic introduction to the world of fine wines.
Before you even take your first sip of a wine, there’s a lot you need to know. From pouring, to swirling, to smelling, this video has it all.
Just when you think you’re ready to sample a wine, there are a few essentials that you can’t forget. In this video, let Martin the expert fill you in on just exactly what they are.
Did you know that a bottle of champagne can actually be a lethal weapon? Only if the bottle isn't opened correctly, that is. Watch Martin teach Zorro the basics of opening champagne in this episode of "The Connoisseur."
Do you know what exactly is inside a bottle of champagne? Where do those gas bubbles come from? Find out in this video!
Ever wonder how wine is paired with Chinese food? In this episode, Martin shows us how to bring them together in perfect harmony. And don’t forget to toast at your next meal!
Which wine should you choose to go with Drunkard Chicken Shao Xing Style?
Which wine should you choose to go with sautéed shrimp?
Fang Chao is every Chinese parent's dream- or at least it appears that way.
Love gives Fang Chao the courage to make an important decision.
Upon learning about his secret, Fang Chao's parents force him out of the house.
Uncle Lin has spent half his life accumulating beautiful land in Xinzhu, Taiwan. The architect that designed his house explains the geography of his beautiful track of land and how the architecture fits nicely within it.
Uncle Lin's architect explains the first section of the house. It is wonderfully and uniquely designed to compliment the surrounding scenery.