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Tag Archives: Mediterranean Sea

• 19th Century Champagne Shows Seabed Is Perfect Wine Cooler

19th Century Champagne Shows Seabed Is Perfect Wine Cooler

“Animal notes” and “wet hair” were the terms used to describe 170-year-old champagne hauled up from the bottom of the Baltic Sea in 2010. We now have chemical confirmation that the wine had aged well, but the mystery over how it got there is even murkier. When the 163 bottles were recovered from 50 metres […]

• Cool book ‘The Drunken Botanist’ Takes A Garden Tour Of The Liquor Cabinet

Cool book ‘The Drunken Botanist’ Takes A Garden Tour Of The Liquor Cabinet

An incredible diversity of grains, herbs and fruits goes into the world’s alcoholic drinks, as writer Amy Stewart explains. Her new book describes the plants behind cocktails and other boozy beverages and features drink recipes and growing instructions. The next time you’re sipping on a glass of something boozy, consider the plants behind your beverage. […]

• 1,500-year-old wine factory unearthed in Israel

1,500-year-old wine factory unearthed in Israel

Archaeologists have uncovered a 1,500-year-old wine-pressing complex, which exceeds 100 square metres in area, in Israel among the ruins of an ancient Byzantine settlement. At the site near Hamei Yo’av, researchers found a ceramic lantern fashioned in the shape of a miniature church and carved with crosses, suggesting the ancient wine factory was owned by […]

• Tapping Into Turkey For New Liquor Market

Unlikely Mediterranean Market Offers Promise of Profits but Dilemmas, Too With countries like Spain, Italy and Greece, where they traditionally sell alcohol, plagued by economic troubles, liquor-company executives are turning to a perhaps unlikely Mediterranean market: Turkey, whose mostly Muslim population hasn’t ranked among the world’s big drinkers historically. Tapping nontraditional markets while established regions […]

• After the Wailing Wall…Wine Tasting in the Judean Hills

After the Wailing Wall…Wine Tasting in the Judean Hills

Three wineries to visit and tips on touring Israel’s most-accessible wine region: Driving through Israel’s Judean Hills is a bit like driving through Tuscany or Napa. Vines line the hills on each side of the winding road, and wineries are set among the forested rolling landscape, spotted with wildflowers. Just 25 miles from the Mediterranean […]