rice wine means: In Chinese markets, it is called shao-hsing. It is also a good substitute for dry sherry. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does rice wine mean?
Wine made of fermented rice. The alcohol content of rice wines is usually less and they can be enjoyed hot or cold. Sake and Mirin, two of the most popular Japanese rice wines are Sake or Mirin. Chinese varieties include Chia Fan and Hsiang Hsueh as well as Shan Niang, Shan Niang, and Yen Hung. (in Cooking Dictionary)