The “Mirror” viticulture refers to cultural and farming areas that are alien to the cradle of Vitis vinifera, more akin to the cultivation of rice used to make most of what they call “wine”. These countries are not members of OIV and do not respect the standards (figure 4.7: Viticultural settlements in Asia).
For this reason, its necessary to assess and interpret the statistical data, especially for wine production (table 4.6: Vineyard surface areas in China, Japan and South Korea according to use and table 4.7 Vineyard surface areas in other Asian countries according to use).
As shown in the tables, a large part of the surface areas is destined for table grape production, often for personal consumption.
In China, plenty of the viticulture is located inland and therefore subject to cold winters; this is the reason why they use the Vitis amurensis as it can resist low temperatures (up to -40°C).
In the Hindu Kush and the Pamir Mountains, the Russian school established in Uzbekistan, cultivates Caucasian vines, especially Georgian ones.