Taiwan may be known for its high-tech sector, but its wines have also been gaining prominence internationally, and the country is eager to promote tourism based on its countryside wineries, Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported.
This year four Taiwanese wines received recognition at international competitions, according to the Agriculture and Food Agency. One of them was "Sobo Syochu" from a winery in Taichung, which was awarded a a gold certificate for the second consecutive year at the International Spirits Award in Germany.
In addition, two wines made in Nantou County from locally grown yellow plums were recognized at the Vinalies Internationales competition in Paris in March. The wines are labeled "Attention please" and "eau-de-vie de prune," the news agency reported.