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Guns and now fine wine.

Guns and now fine wine.

Wine enthusiasts can now indulge their passion and back the right to bear arms at the same time by joining the National Rifle Association of America’s Wine Club.
‘Now you can support the 2nd Amendment with every wine you buy’ runs the strapline on the homepage of the club, nrawineclub.com, which also offers new members a ‘nine-piece custom NRA engraved wine box’ when they join.
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The French wine industry wants wine to be given heritage status and protected under law.

Backed by prominent journalists, the industry says wine should be officially recognised as part of the cultural and gastronomic heritage of France.

Wine was recognised as an essential part of the ‘French gastronomic meal’ and declared an ‘intangible world heritage’ by UNESCO in November 2010, but it so far has no specific protection rights under French national law.

Foie gras, in contrast, was accorded protection as a ‘gastronomic and heritage product’ according to Article L63-27-1 in the French Rural Code from January 2006.

The push for wine to be given the same status dates back several decades,… read on

The Bordeaux government is launching a new initiative to match young winemakers looking to buy their first estate with properties owned by older winemakers approaching retirement.

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The plans come from the French national land agency, SAFER, together with the Ministry of Agriculture in the Gironde: the idea is to help the estimated 1,000 vineyard owners who are over 55 and do not have a succession plan in place.

Many are forced into working longer, or are obliged to sell their estates to neighbours who then integrate the vines into their own chateaux, thus losing historic names.

Bernard Artigue, president of Ministry of Agriculture, and Francis Massé, president of SAFER Aquitaine, signed an agreement at wine trade fair Vinitech… read on