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Just one drink a day may shrink the overall volume of your brain, study finds

Just one pint of beer or average glass of wine a day may begin to shrink the overall volume of the brain, a new study has found, and the damage worsens as the number of daily drinks rises. On average, people at age 50 who drank a pint of beer or 6-ounce glass of wine […]

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Two glasses of wine enough to hit daily sugar limit for adults, study finds

Analysis of wine has found two glasses could be enough to reach the recommended daily sugar limit for adults. Research by Alcohol Health Alliance UK found some bottles had up to 59g of sugar, more than a glazed doughnut. An independent laboratory analysed bottles of red, white, rosé, fruit and sparkling wine from popular UK […]

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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 […]