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2008-08-17 18:00:34

By Ambrose Clancy That crisp Pinot Grigio or mellow Cotes du Rhone is costing you up to 20 percent more than last year, not because it's cleaner on the palate or smoother going down. It's because of the rapid spike in what it costs to go from grape to glass.

2008-06-24 02:29:22

Some have fizz. Most have pizazz. And, of course, they all have a certain buzz attached to them, and not just the type that imbibing can provide (in moderation, of course). The weather might not yet be sizzling hot, but these summer beverages certainly are.

2006-06-07 13:13:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The legislative body that introduced "freedom fries" to the world has once again thumbed its nose at France. The U.S.

2006-04-19 13:22:44

By Henrique Almeida LISBON (Reuters) - A top Portuguese wine maker has announced he is switching from corks to aluminum bottle caps, causing alarm in the world's biggest cork-producing country.

2006-02-23 09:25:00

Something extraordinary is happening among the chalky hills and pastures of southern England -- and it's adding a sparkle to one of the country's oldest industries.

2005-11-24 10:33:55

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - A new study upset French wine producers on Thursday by calling for wine bottles to carry public health warnings to combat alcohol abuse.

2005-11-21 08:15:54

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Reuters) - Get ready for Bangalore Nouveau. Best known for its teas and spices, India now aims to place its wines on supermarket shelves in Europe and the United States.

2005-07-26 18:12:20

By Jim Christie NAPA, Calif. (Reuters) - Associations representing some of the world's best-known wine regions vowed on Tuesday to protect the names of their regions and to combat their misuse on bottle labels.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.