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Cradle to grape: 8,000yo vintage points to Georgia as birthplace of wine

Judging by a rare archaeological find, the world of winemaking – from California to France and all locations in between – may trace its roots back thousands of years to the mountainous Caucasus country of Georgia. Georgia, famous for its endless rounds of heartfelt toasts that can run into the wee hours of the morning, just unseated Iran as the ...

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Christians jailed for 10 years and face public flogging for drinking communion wine

Officials in Tehran charged four men with “acting against national security” and drinking alcohol after they took part in communion.  Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, Mohammadreza Omidi, Yasser Mossayebzadeh and Saheb Fadaie have been sentenced to ten years in prison each.  In a further blow Nadarkhani and Omidi were given additional sentences of two years in exile in southern Iran.  Drinking alcohol ...

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French wine set to face devastating losses this years after round of bad weather

Bordeaux vineyards in southwest France could suffer losses to their harvest this year after two nights of frost damaged the crop at the end of April, a wine industry official said on Saturday. Wines from the Cognac, Bergerac, and Lot-et-Garonne regions had also been affected. Bernard Farges, head of the Syndicat des vins Bordeaux et Bordeaux Sup ©rieur, told Reuters: ...

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French wine set to face devastating losses this years after round of bad weather

Bordeaux vineyards in southwest France could suffer losses to their harvest this year after two nights of frost damaged the crop at the end of April, a wine industry official said on Saturday. Wines from the Cognac, Bergerac, and Lot-et-Garonne regions had also been affected. Bernard Farges, head of the Syndicat des vins Bordeaux et Bordeaux Sup ©rieur, told Reuters: ...

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'We can’t COMPETE' European wine makers terrified EU won’t reach UK trade deal

Bosses believe their products will be less favoured by UK purchasers if they are forced to pay a premium on European products because of import tariffs. They claim international wine producers like New Zealand, Australia and Chile, who have been backed by Wetherspoon chief and Brexiteer Tim Martin. The publican warned European exporters they are at “extreme risk” because UK firms ...

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French firm Pernod Ricard blames Brexit for hike in prices of spirits and wine

The distiller, whose brands include Martell cognac, Absolut vodka and Mumm champagne, announced its decision to up UK prices by an unspecified amount less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Theresa May kicked off formal Brexit negotiations. Inflation in Britain is rising quickly in response to the sharp fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote, and ...

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Melania Trump's Home Country Selling 'First Lady' Wine Before Its Time

3/15/2017 12:32 PM PDT Melania Trump already has a line of fine foods and wines for sale in her homeland of Slovenia, but the problem is … she never signed off on the deal. Slovenia’s Sevnica Castle — yup, a real-life castle — is now hawking fancy products that are clearly trying to profit off Melania, because the brand is called First ...

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N.Y. liquor store owner beaten to death with wine bottle in heist

A Rochester liquor store owner was beaten to death with a wine bottle during a heist that occurred inside her shop, police say. Mother-of-three Charlotte Lahr, 46, was found lying unconscious inside South Ave. Wine and Liquor Thursday when a customer called for help to the scene. Authorities’ efforts to revive the woman were unsuccessful. Local parolee Kevin Quander, 59, ...

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Lady Gaga Wants to Enter the Wine Business with 'Grigio Girls'

EXCLUSIVE Lady Gaga is about to one-up the singer who turned lemons into lemonade by turning grapes into delicious wine. Gaga plans to launch her own brand of wine called “Grigio Girls” … named after a bonus track on her 2016 album, Joanne. Her company filed paperwork to produce wine, wine coolers, wine cocktails and wine punches with the name. We’re ...

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France reclaims title: world’s largest wine maker

PARIS (AP) — France has reclaimed its crown as world’s biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy’s wine production plunge 15 percent. French vignerons will produce around 46.2 million hectoliters of wine — about 6.16 billion bottles — this year, up 10 percent from a year earlier. Italy, whose winemakers have out-produced France’s for the last two ...

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