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06.01.2005

French Winegrowers Invade England

No, no, no. Not the same ones that are rioting in the streets. This is a more peaceful (if not covert) invasion. Apparently, without most people noticing, the English have actually begun to grow grapes well enough to make decent wines. As a result several French producers are apparently on the prowl to purchase English vineyards. It must really chap their hides, though, to have to pay for them in pounds sterling. Read the full story here.

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