High on rice and sake and tea these people were insane like every other highbred/agriculturized plant life sugar and highbred carbohydrate and caffeine and alcohol society..
Exaggerated and distorted senses and instincts from all of the man made stimulants in their bloodstreams unknowingly..
By definition, wine is alcohol that is fermented from the sugars in a fruit, so technically if there is no fruit, there is no wine. Sake, in contrast to wine, breaks down rice using a two step fermentation process. Rice starch is converted to sugar, then that sugar is converted to alcohol by yeast.