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Goldman Sachs aide plunges from a hotel balcony after ‘stealing boss’s wine’ worth $1.2m

A former assistant to a Goldman Sachs executive has plunged from a hotel balcony in an apparent suicide before he was due to plead guilty to pilfering his boss’s wine cellar and selling rare bottles worth more than $ 1.2 million. Nicolas DeMeyer, 41, former personal assistant to David Solomon, now chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs, jumped from his ...

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Notes of nuclear? Fukushima radioactivity found in California wine

Radioactive levels are increasing in wine from California’s Napa Valley, thanks to the radioactive cloud that drifted from the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Researchers from the University of Bordeaux Centre d’Études Nucléaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan (CNRS) in France tested California wine from before and after the Fukushima disaster and found there was double the amount of cesium-137 in its Cabernet Sauvignon ...

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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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