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Wine news June 16, 2015

Forbes asks has the time come for Portuguese wine. "We were discussing the challenges of selling wines made from grapes with names such as Tinta Cão, Alfrocheiro, Antão Vaz and Tinta Roriz, to mention but a few of the indigenous grape varieties that you find in Portugal."

In the Mirror a man dies after ordering a glass of wine and being served dishwater detergent by mistake.

In the Daily Mail former soccer star Gary Lineker talks about the theft of his wine collection.

The Drinks Business talks to Errazuriz winemaker Francisco Baettig about the changes in Chilean wine styles.

In Do Bianchi racial tensions in the Italian wine community. "When a popular grower and producer posted a note of sympathy for a tide of disenfranchised African migrants who remain stranded at the Italy-France border after French officials refused to let them enter their country, the writer commented that “we should send them back to Africa!”

The Miami Herald on adventures in new Santa Barbara wine country. "leven years post-"Sideways," Santa Barbara County's wine country has exploded. When the wine flick debuted in 2004, there were 85 wine tasting rooms. Today, there are at least 150, and much of that growth has come in the past five years."

In Details men are drinking "brosé." "I like to say that real men drink pink," says Thomas Pastuszak, wine director of the swanky NoMad Hotel in Manhattan."

Doug Frost in Le Pan on famed and legendary dessert wine of Portugal, Carcavelos. "The vines of Carcavelos barely hang on, snaking along the backyards of a row of sterile, modern apartment buildings. These vineyards date back to the mid-18th century, planted as part of an agricultural station founded by Marques de Pombal, the (sometimes) benign dictator responsible for Port’s delineation in the mountains above the Douro River, and countless other public works." 



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