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1,500-year-old Byzantine wine-making complex discovered in Israel

An ancient wine-making complex, estimated to be about 1,500-year-old, the world’s largest of its time, was discovered in Israel, archaeologists say. Five presses were unearthed at the huge Byzantine-era winery at Yavne, south of Tel Aviv, which is estimated to have produced two million litres a year. After a sophisticated production process it was exported […]

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AUSTRALIA-CHINA: THE WINE WAR

Australia is the fifth largest exporter of wine around the world. It produces and exports approximately 4% of the world’s total wine. The wine industry is a major contributor to its economy in terms of revenue, production, tourism and employment. It roughly generates $40 billion every year to its economy. China is one of the […]

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China IMPOSES up to 212% tariffs on Australian wine amid dumping allegations

China will impose taxes on Australian wine of up to 212%, starting on Saturday. Its commerce ministry said these were temporary anti-dumping measures to stop subsidised imports of Australian wine. The duties will range from 107% to 212%, intensifying trade tensions between the two countries. In recent months, Beijing has targeted Australian imports including coal, […]

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Malfunction leaks red wine into water pipes in an Italian town

For a few hours this week, residents of the northern Italian town of Castelvetro realized they could have their wine not just from bottles — but also from their faucets and shower heads. A malfunction at a local winery caused 1,000 liters of ready-to-be-bottled wine to leak into the water pipes. The glitch lasted about […]