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  • Rain helps firefighters battling the Cape blaze

    Rain helps firefighters battling the Cape blaze

    "The rain is good news for us because it helps," spokeswoman Charlotte Powell said. "If it rains hard, it is a bonus for us, but the drizzle doesn't really do much. There is also very little wind in the area. "When it rains, visibility is a problem for the helicopt...
  • Winemaking on the Slopes of Sicily’s Volcano

    Winemaking on the Slopes of Sicily’s Volcano

    (WSJ) - VISITING FRANK Cornelissen ’s winery means driving along a dangerously winding road that starts on the shores of the Mediterranean and ends high on the slopes of Mount Etna. Cornelissen, a wiry Belgian-born winemaker, has spent more than a decade in the volcano’s northern valley...
  • Wine heists highlight value of luxury vino

    Wine heists highlight value of luxury vino

    Thieves with a nose for some of the world’s most sought-after wines found what they were looking for twice in 2014 inside two exclusive Wine Country restaurants only blocks apart. The heists were timed perfectly, when the restaurants were closed for winter remodeling and security alarms ...
  • FRANCE: POOR VINTAGES FORCE CHÂTEAU SALE

    FRANCE: POOR VINTAGES FORCE CHÂTEAU SALE

    (TDB) - A Chinese buyer has acquired a Northern Médoc property from its French and Dutch owners who decided to sell following recent difficult vintages, especially this year when hail decimated its crop. The estate, Château Preuillac, is a 30 hectare cru Bourgeois property which i...
  • Bordeaux wines: 2014 harvest low in volume but good in quality

    Bordeaux wines: 2014 harvest low in volume but good in quality

    Despite the poor harvest in 2014 can not be forgotten that historically low yield in 2013, the Bordeaux wines welcomes a vintage "rare" where all colors, red, white and rosé, have taken advantage of the exceptional autumn sunshine. With production estimated between 5.2 and 5.4...
  • Why drink the wines of volcanoes?

    Why drink the wines of volcanoes?

    Our guest of the day, the geologist Charles Frankel, questions around the question: "Why drink the wine of volcanoes? Do you even lift With their rich lands fertile elements in their terrain and microclimates so special that they generate, volcanoes have always made the wine quality soils...

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