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Taiwan

Taiwan (F)
Taiwan (GB)
Taiwan (I)
Taiwan (PO)
Taiwan (ES)
Taiwan (N)
The Chinese island state with only 36,000 km² area in front of the Chinese mainland tries since the 1980s with grape varieties of the University of California to establish a viticulture. In 2012, the vineyard covered 3,000 hectares, about Wine production volumes however, nothing is known. For wine or alcohol consumption has a special relationship, it depends more on the quantity, than on the quality. Beer or wine is often served with ice cubes, especially in summer. It is considered impolite to refuse an alcoholic glass during the usual evening social events. "Prost" usually means "on ex" (Gan-in) and who does not join, is considered a spoilsport. National drinks are Kaoliang (a high-proof sorghum schnapps), Shaohsing (made from peeled sticky rice), and Taiwanese draft beer. Very popular are drinking games of so-called "drinking heroes" in which "Taiwan chuan" is played. In this game, reminiscent of "scissors, stone and paper", the competitors must guess how many fingers the opponent will reach in the next moment. See also below China,

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