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Washington State’s Small Retailers Seek Redress Against Pricing Pressure By Big Chains
Washington state lawmakers are exploring potential remedies to the rising outrage of small, independent spirits retailers who are being squeezed out of the newly privatized market by larger chain operators, according to Washington State Wire…

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Commandaria: The oldest wine in the world?
Cyprus is known for its sunshine, its ancient ruins and its delicious halloumi cheese, but one thing that is less well known is that it is also home to the oldest named wine in the world…

Southern Oregon winemakers warm up to worrisome 2013 vintage
Southern Oregon vintners wouldn’t want to relive those rainy weeks of this years harvest, as climatologist Greg Jones described in his recent report, but winemakers seem pleased with whats in the barrel from the 2013 vintage…

Can a Glass of Wine a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
A research team led by an immunologist at the University of California, Riverside now has data that could put the question to rest.  The researchers found that moderate alcohol consumption could bolster our immune system, and potentially our ability to fight infections…

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Australian winemakers reeling under supermarket domination


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