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News posted on Monday, 10 October 2005

From Napa To Lacava
Wine seems to be making much news in the Indian market of late, what with wine makers from all over the world trooping in to India to sell their wines as the sales curve in their home countries reach a saturation point. Not surprisingly, city hotels are vying for their share of the pie, as this story in the Delhi Newsline explains.

A Wine Baroness Rebuilds a Brand
A Wine Baroness Rebuilds a Brand John Tagliabue writes about rebuilding a brand in his piece in The Saturday rofile of the N ew York Times. PARIS: Twice in its long history, Château Margaux has been rescued by women. The first, Laure de Fumel, acquired it in 1795, during the turbulence following the French Revolution, and managed to save it and its vineyards. But after a series of forgettable vintages she despaired of making great wine and auctioned it off in 1802.

Drink Me, I'm 'Fun'
Tara Weingarten and Jerry Adler, writing for Newsweek said the wine was a thin rose in an Art Nouveau bottle with a label that was a triumph of lithography; it had spires and monks and troubadours and blondes in wimples on it ... The name was something like Chateau Guillaume d'Aquitaine, grand vin. —A. J. Liebling, "Between Meals"

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