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It doesn’t seem to matter what Italian winemakers do wrong - to all intents and purposes, they will always be forgiven.

23rd August, 2008

It doesn’t seem to matter what Italian winemakers do wrong - to all intents and purposes, they will always be forgiven.

In March 1986, for example, 20 people in Italy died horrible deaths from methanol poisoning and several more were blinded.

This happened because some winemakers in the north-west of the country had made up bulk wine from scrag ends of barrels topped up with fruit dregs. They had then added methanol, presumably to heat...

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