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French wineries urge govt to stop killing 'the soul of France' with health warnings on wine

Labeling bottles with bigger health warnings will turn wine into a “criminal product” and damage “the soul of France”, says the group of French top chateaus in response to the plan by the country’s health ministry. In an attempt to stop the measure, 64 major French wine producers, including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Yquem, Cheval Blanc, Petrus, Pol Roger and ...

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Global wine production falls to 60-year low as harsh weather hits European vintage

Wine output across the globe plunged to the lowest level in more than half a century after poor weather across Europe significantly impacted production, reports international wine organization OIV. According to the Paris-based agency, total wine output reached 250 million hectoliters in 2017, which is 8.6 percent less than global winemakers produced the previous year. The OIV said that it ...

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Grounded: Pensioner faces €10k fine after he chugged 2 bottles of wine and set off aircraft alarm

Airport security is a drag, especially if you forget liquids are banned and put two bottles of wine in your carry-on. That’s what happened to a pensioner who ended up chugging both bottles, getting so drunk that he couldn’t fly. The 67-year-old German citizen intended to give the two bottles of fine wine to the people who would be hosting ...

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N. Korea’s Kim regaled South’s delegates with wine & self-deprecating jokes

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has revealed an unexpected side of his character to Southern negotiators in Pyongyang. Rolling out snacks and wine for them, he reportedly cracked jokes about himself. This week’s meeting between Kim and a South Korean delegation in Pyongyang was a first in many ways. It was the first time Southerners met with Kim; it brought ...

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Penis de Milo? Phallic parade honors ancient Greek god of fertility and wine making (VIDEO)

Revellers brought the winter festival season to a close in Athens with a penis-themed celebration of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility. Greek culture has presented the world many gifts, from democracy to sculptures like the Venus de Milo. Now witness the unusual and raucous party for a god you may never have heard of – Dionysus. Hundreds ...

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Russian man steals armored vehicle, crashes into store window before stealing wine (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:50 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:51 An drunken man in northwest Russia stole an armored vehicle and crashed it into a shop window, wrecking a nearby car. The man reportedly then stole a bottle of wine from the store. The incident took place on Wednesday in the town of Apatity, which is inside the ...

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Russian man steals armored vehicle, crashes into store window before stealing wine (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:50 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:51 An drunken man in northwest Russia stole an armored vehicle and crashed it into a shop window, wrecking a nearby car. The man reportedly then stole a bottle of wine from the store. The incident took place on Wednesday in the town of Apatity, which is inside the ...

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You’ve gotta Brie kidding me! ‘Unlimited’ cheese & wine party runs out of cheese, almost sparks riot

Food lovers are cheesed off after what may be the greatest con of 2017. A food festival that promised unlimited cheese and wine ran out of the former – and has since been labelled the UK’s answer to the Fyre Festival. Hundreds of eager Red Leicester lovers descended on Greenwich warehouse Studio 338 on Saturday and Sunday, forking out £30-£40 ...

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Will Britain get its share of EU’s 42,000 bottles of wine & £13mn artwork after Brexit?

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 15:57 Britain must get its fair share of the EU’s 42,000 bottles of wine and fine art worth £13 million ($ 17.4 million) during Brexit negotiations, Tory Brexiteer Sir Edward Leigh has said. He urged ministers to “promise to take back control” of the collections. British negotiators are expected to demand around 5,000 bottles of ...

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Court orders halal supermarket in Paris to close because it sells no pork or wine

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 15:48 A French court has ordered a halal grocery store in Paris to shut down because it did not sell pork and alcohol, and failed to cater for the needs of the customers. The Court of Nanterre ruled on Monday that the “Good Price” mini-market in Colombes failed to comply with the conditions of its ...

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