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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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(formerly Ceylon), tropical Indian Ocean island nation where two fledgling, very small-scale ventures have tried to make wine from established plantings of Cardinal, Black Muscat, and a variety called Israel Blue vines originally grown for table grapes. In 2014, two companies were licensed to make wine from imported must and grape concentrate as well as local fruit, including grapes. One is a collaborative venture with an Italian company.