The Republic of Korea (Koranic Daehan Minguk), colloquially known as South Korea, with its capital Seoul, is located in East Asia and occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The only border separates it from its northern neighbour North Korea. South Korea is in the temperate climate zone with four distinct seasons. However, the winters are extremely cold and in summer there is a lot of rain with high humidity and therefore a great danger of fungal diseases. Traditionally, mainly rice wine and beer are consumed here. Due to poor rice harvests in the 1960s, people also began to look into viticulture and experimented with European grape varieties.
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