Taichung red wine wins gold medal in France

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 10, 2019
By: Hu Hui-ning  /  Staff reporter in London

A red wine developed by Taiwanese farmers won gold at the 25th Vinalies Internationales in France

A bottle of Vino Formosa Rosso is pictured in an undated photograph.Warning: Excessive consumption of alcohol can damage your healthPhoto courtesy of National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Chen Chien-hao

this week.

The Vino Formosa Rosso is produced by Hung Chi-pei (洪吉倍), who runs Shu-sheng Leisure Domaine in Taichung’s Waipu District (外埔).

The concours, which lasted from March 1 to Tuesday, saw 126 tasters from 35 countries review 3,340 wines.

Regarded as one of the strictest wine competitions, the contest follows the standards of the International Organization of Vine and Wine.

Seventy percent of entrants are eliminated before the reviewers start grading.

National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism assistant professor Chen Chien-hao (陳千浩), who accepted the award in Paris on Wednesday, yesterday said that it is not an easy competition and the result shows that Taiwanese grapes can be used to make world-class wines featuring local flavors.    [FULL  STORY]

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