Japanese wine drinkers are becoming more adventurous: report

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Wine drinkers in Japan are becoming more adventurous and showing an increased interested in wine, according to Wine Intelligence. And, in fact, the country is rated as one of the most attractive wine markets in the world. 

Metsä Board has designed and patented the ‘Elevated Drink Box’ (EDB).

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Multinational firms sell poorer quality (but more expensive) food to Eastern Europeans

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Solar project gives ray of hope to struggling Australian grape growers

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San Francisco soda warnings prompt UK call for similar rule

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The First Lady unveils the new Nutrition Facts Label with added sugars included

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Evolva bags European patent for fermented stevia

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