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Japan's wineries adapting to tighter grape geographic-origin rules

/ Jan 23, 2018

Japan's wineries adapting to tighter grape geographic-origin rules

Some wineries are moving to change their product names containing geographical terms ahead of a tightening of place-of-origin rules aimed at preventing consumer misunderstanding. Among them is Takeda Winery in Kaminoyama, Yamagata Prefecture. Its mainstay products include the Zao Star series. The brand name derives ...

Jan 17, 2018

Australia takes Canada to WTO over 'arbitrary' wine import restrictions

Australia said Wednesday it was taking legal action against Canada at the World Trade Organization over "arbitrary and disadvantageous" restrictions against imported wine, expanding on a similar U.S. complaint. Canberra said the measures by several provinces hurt trade with Australia's fourth-largest export market for wine, ...

Organic Champagne making a slow fizz into glasses

Jan 2, 2018

Organic Champagne making a slow fizz into glasses

A bubble it is not. The organic movement is only slowly taking root in France's Champagne region, although its proponents believe that environmentally friendly techniques can help the sparkling wine express even finer subtleties. Organic farming has experienced a boom in recent years, including in ...

Alcohol industry distorts cancer risk: study

/ Sep 8, 2017

Alcohol industry distorts cancer risk: study

The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday. Industry organizations often present the relationship between alcohol and cancer as ...

Dig yields ancient mug workshop near site of Jesus wine miracle

Aug 11, 2017

Dig yields ancient mug workshop near site of Jesus wine miracle

Israeli archaeologists on Thursday unveiled a 2,000-year-old workshop for making stone vessels similar to those Jesus is believed to have used to miraculously turn water into wine. Located near the Galilee village of Reineh in northern Israel, the site is walking distance from Cana, the ...