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Tanzania to introduce new grape varieties to boost wine production

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) said on Sunday plans were afoot to introduce 13 new grape varieties from South Africa to boost production of wine in the country. “The new grape varieties will also improve the country’s production of grapes,” said Cornel Massawe, head of …

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Yachts, wine cellars, private jets: isolating with the super-rich

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Stranded on superyachts or confined to their sprawling mansions worrying about their wine cellars, the world’s super rich have invited ridicule throughout the coronavirus pandemic with their apparent insensitivity to the plight of ordinary people. “Sunset last night… isolated in the Grenadines avoiding the virus. …

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Court halts implementation of digital tax stamps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Commercial Division in Kampala has issued a four-day interim order restraining Uganda Revenue Authority – URA from enforcing the digital tax stamps. The development comes after Muwema and Company Advocates, acting on behalf  Sylvester Kamuli went to court challenging the implementation …

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Red, red wine… ‘good for digestive system’

Washington, United States | AFP | Time to raise a glass to your gut health? Scientists at King’s College London have found that red wine drinkers have a greater diversity of bacteria in their digestive tracts, a marker of gastrointestinal health, than those who drink other alcohol. Their paper, published …

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Grapes on Mars? Georgia winemakers aiming high

Tbilisi, Georgia | AFP | Georgia is immensely proud of its ancient wine-making tradition, claiming to have been the first nation to make wine. Now it wants to be the first to grow grapes on Mars. Nestling between the Great Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, Georgia has a mild climate …

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From Biblical to revival: Jordan’s desert wine makers

Amman, Jordan | AFP | Two Jordanian families aim to put wine from their desert land on the world viti cultural map, reviving an age-old tradition that some suggest has Biblical heritage. Wine lovers like to say that the wine Jesus Christ served to his disciples at the Last Supper …

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South Africa wine production drying up in water crisis

Paris, France | AFP | South Africa is set for a steep decline in wine production in 2018 as the country grapples with a water crisis ravaging Cape Town and surrounding areas, a Paris-based global organisation said Tuesday. Africa’s top wine producer is set to produce 8.6 million hectolitres of wine …

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Whining about wine

Is drinking wine really good for your heart? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the weekend approaches, people open wine bottles in bars and restaurants and homes around the world, ready to kick back and relax. This relationship with wine has a long history. The oldest known winery, dating back …

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