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Taiwan (F)
Taiwan (GB)
Taiwan (I)
Taiwan (PO)
Taiwan (ES)
Taiwan (N)
The Chinese island nation with only around 36,000 km² in front of the Chinese mainland has been trying grapes from the region since the 1980s University of California to start a viticulture. In 2012, the vineyard area covered 3,000 hectares Wine production volumes however, nothing is known. You have a special relationship with the enjoyment of wine or alcohol, it depends on the quantity rather than the quality. Beer or wine are often served with ice cubes, especially in summer. It is considered rude to reject an alcoholic glass at the usual evening social events. "Cheers" usually means "on ex" (Gan-bei) and those who do not take part are seen as spoilers. National drinks are Kaoliang (a high-proof sorghum schnapps), Shaohsing (made from peeled sticky rice), and Taiwanese draft beer. Drinking games by so-called "drinking heroes" in which "Taiwan chuan" is played are very popular. In this game reminiscent of "scissors, stone and paper", the competitors have to guess how many fingers the opponent will stretch out in the next moment. See also under China,

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