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Hungary's Tokaj wine region revives Jewish heritage


MÁD, Hungary Two plaques put up in the village of Mád last month commemorate the important role Jewish families played in making Hungary's golden Tokaj wine, most of whom perished in the Holocaust.

Bordeaux fine wine fans face higher prices for 2015 vintage

PARIS Fine wine buyers face paying more for top Bordeaux wines as prices for the early 2015 harvest 'primeurs' have jumped more than 20 percent after critics pointed to a particularly good vintage.

05 Jul 2016

Virtual vintners have legs in China, toppling traditional importers

SHANGHAI/HUNTER VALLEY, Australia Wu Zhendong sees himself as something of a wine buff. The 25-year-old lawyer from China's western city of Chengdu is a member of his local wine club, likes to drink Chateauneuf-du-Pape - and now, like many of his peers, buys most of his wine online. | Video

23 Jun 2016

After boom years, vintage car market cools ahead of Zurich auction

ZURICH After years of double digit growth, the price of vintage cars has stopped soaring and they may no longer be seen as the smart choice for wealthy investors, some of whom will attend an auction of valuable autos in Zurich this weekend.

10 Jun 2016

'Quack squad' hunts snails in chemical-free South African vineyard

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa At 9.45 a.m. each day, more than 1,000 Indian Runner ducks are released for the first of two sorties at South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch. | Video

27 May 2016

China the promised land for South African wine makers

FRANSCHHOEK, South Africa South African tycoon Koos Bekker sells wine from his vineyard all over the world, but a small detail offers a clue as to where his priorities may lie - all the bottles are labeled in Mandarin.

25 May 2016

Wines hidden in Czech castle offer rare taste of 19th century

BECOV NAD TEPLOU, Czech Republic Proving the adage 'well worth the wait', experts enjoyed a rare taste of fine wines from the 19th century, discovered under the floorboards of a Czech castle in a treasure hunt that pitted Communist-era police against aristocrats. | Video

23 May 2016

California chef brings cannabis to fine dining

LOS ANGELES Cannabis may join the herb and spice rack in California kitchens as the most populous U.S. state prepares for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in November. | Video

04 May 2016

At Israeli brewery, last sip of beer Jesus might have drunk

JERUSALEM A Jerusalem brewery has produced a craft beer with a taste it says dates back to the time of Jesus. A sip of the concoction may help explain why wine was the preferred sacred drink of the Bible. | Video

19 Apr 2016

World wine trade buoyed by rebound in China demand

PARIS Wine exporters toasted an upturn in Chinese wine consumption in 2015 after a two-year decline, as a growing taste there for reds helped global wine trade expand, the International Vine and Wine organisation (OIV) said on Monday.

18 Apr 2016