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A limestone press (ca. 425–400 B.C.) from the ancient coastal port  of Lattara in southern France provided the earliest biomolecular archaeological evidence for grape wine and viniculture from this country.

A limestone press (circa 425–400 B.C.) from the ancient coastal port of Lattara in southern France provided the earliest biomolecular archaeological evidence for grape wine and viniculture from this country.

 

Last week, a Roman sommelier was among the oenophiles gathered in Paris for the auction of wines from the Élysée Palace. In sort of a French version of the early 90s comedy “Dave,” in which Kevin Kline impersonates the president and finds inventive ways to cut the budget, Francois Hollande decided to sell off some of the more expensive wines in the 12,000 bottle presidential cellar. … Continue reading

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