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09.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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WINE and DRUGS: NOT a GOOD PAIRING

This gives new meaning to the expression “counterfeit wine”. Bulgarian customs officers have seized more than 7OO liters of concentrated cocaine worth an estimated €1O million (US$13.94 million) found concealed in over 1OOO wine bottles. The drugs, found hidden in a container which had been loaded in Bolivia and shipped via Chile, were seized in the Black Sea port of Varna in a joint operation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Customs officials said the [...] Read More »

The MILLION DOLLAR WINE BOOK

Got an extra million dollars lying around? You can always buy a book on wine. Weighing in at 66-pounds, and set to be released in the spring of next year, Wine Opus will list the world’s top 1OO wineries. It’s being published by Kraken Opus, which has launched other extravagant works on fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, Indian cricket ace Sachin Tendulkar and Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona. Every purchaser of the book will also receive [...] Read More »

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