September 2008 issue
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NOTEBOOK, CALENDAR, HOT PICKSNotebook STRAW WINE ALLOWED IN GERMANY Weingut Stein, in the middle-Mosel village of Bullay, has received permission from the German authorities to make straw wine. Like the Jura and Hermitage regions of France, with their traditional Vin de Paille, the Mosel had once specialized in making sweet wines from late-harvest grapes dried on straw mats, but the German Wine Law of 1971 banned this practice. Ulli Stein lobbied the European Union to overturn a German court decision upholding the 1971 law,...
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