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News of the weird in wine


            As picking ends, California wineries are reporting a “weird” year with low yields and grapes that weigh less than usual.

    Australian wineries say they’ve cracked the secret of selling wine to the Chinese – potentially a huge market – by learning that they prefer light, fruity wines. I wish them luck. Journalists at the Beijing Olypics reported that the Chinese liked to buy expensive western dry wines, then cut them with Coca-Cola before drinking.

     The Dallas Morning News held a tasting and declared that Wal-Mart’s $2.97 “Oak Leaf” wines are pretty good.

     Two amateur French winemakers died while treading grapes for home-made wine.


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