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    11 Dead, 300 Hospitalized After Drinking Poisonous Coconut Wine

    11 Dead, 300 Hospitalized After Drinking Poisonous Coconut Wine

    Christmas celebrations turned sour when 11 people died and over 300 were hospitalized in the Philippines after drinking a batch of poisonous coconut wine, local police said on Monday. Holiday revelers in the provinces of Laguna and Quezon, south of Manila, fell ill after drinking a wine called lambanog, a traditional Filipino alcoholic drink that […]

    Wineries Around the World Grapple With Climate Change

    Wineries Around the World Grapple With Climate Change

    In our rapidly changing climate—where weather patterns are less predictable, and drought and heatwaves have become longer and more intense—the world’s wine producers can be particularly hit hard. Vintners in South Africa, France, Australia, California and more find themselves grappling with the effects of climate change, the Associated Press reported, as a tiny swing in […]

    Canada Pipeline Feud Becomes Trade War as Alberta Boycotts B.C. Wine

    Canada Pipeline Feud Becomes Trade War as Alberta Boycotts B.C. Wine

    By Andy Rowell They say that oil and water do not mix. And now the proverb applies to oil and wine. There is an escalating tension in Canada between the Albertan and British Columbian (B.C.) governments over the disputed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline, which is due to transport tar sands from Alberta to the […]

    Holiday Cheer: Drinking Wine Can Be Good for the Environment!

    Holiday Cheer: Drinking Wine Can Be Good for the Environment!

    By Stuart Butler Christmas is just around the corner and with it flying reindeer and over-sized turkeys, carol singing and tinsel covered trees. The holiday season also means wine-drinking (and the younger and more excited your children, the more bottles of wine you’ll likely require). For those of us who imbibe, it’s almost impossible to […]

    Anything But the Wine! Climate Change Takes Its Toll on Grapes

    Anything But the Wine! Climate Change Takes Its Toll on Grapes

    A new Global Wine Index outlines the most at-risk wine regions according to natural disasters, rising temperatures and other climate change factors. Unfortunately, some of the world’s finest grapes are unlikely to survive. The index was created by a multidisciplinary European-Australian research team of engineers, seismologists, meteorologists, scientists and wine lovers, who analyzed 110,000 wineries […]