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2005-09-15 07:32:40

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States have reached the first phase of an agreement on the wine trade that will help protect some of the most famous European names like champagne, chianti, madeira and sherry. Under the agreement, the use of the names by producers in the United States -- where they are currently considered semi-generic -- will be limited, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday. Furthermore, U.S. authorities will exempt EU...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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