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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Marsala, town in western sicily and the fortified wine produced around it. For over 200 years one of Sicily, and Italy’s, most famous products, Marsala has fallen on hard times as declining quality, evaporating markets, and plunging production levels have called into question the very survival of the wine, or at least of its better types, although there are modest signs of revival.


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