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...that French wine makers in Jurançon once promoted their white Manseng wines with the slogan "Manseng means Jurançon means Sex"?
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...that the skin of the Austrian white wine grape Zierfandler turns red just before it is ready to harvest?
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...that spinning cones are sometimes used to lower the alcohol level of wine made from grapes with a high sugar content?
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...that Zinfandel was grown for table grapes in Boston long before it made wine in California?
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...that after placing fifth in the original Judgment of Paris wine tasting, the 1971 Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon made by Paul Draper of Ridge Vineyards won the 2006 rematch?
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...that the Champagne house Cattier resurrected its dormant de Brignac brand and it is now known for its distinctive, golden pewter bottles?
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...that the well known white wine region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia also makes red wine from grapes like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pignolo?
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...that Benjamin Franklin supported the growing of Vitis labrusca grapes in Poor Richard in response to the Revenue Act of 1764.
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...Pinot Noir prices have increased since the Sideways film was released?
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...there is a white variety of Tempranillo grapes?
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Did you know 11

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...that Champagne is a Sparkling wine?
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...during both World Wars the Languedoc region was responsible for providing the daily wine rations given to French soldiers.
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...that global warming is cited as the main reason why southern England is becoming suitable for wine production and that it has similar soils and latitude to the Champagne region of France?
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...that the Carmenère grape was thought to be extinct until it was discovered in Chile that what they thought was Merlot was actually Carmenere?
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...that French Champagne merchant Charles Heidsieck was imprisoned for espionage during the American Civil War, sparking an international incident?
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...that the compound 4-ethylphenol, produced by the spoilage yeast Brettanomyces, can make wine smell like band-aids?
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