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Designer Wines

UK, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Science Programme)

Director: Chris Haws

For thousands of years mystery and myth have shrouded the secrets of the grape Winemakers in America and Australia are now slowly master­ing its basic biochemistry and are sweeping the international awards with a new breed of fresh and fruity wines. Today they are exporting their discoveries back to Europe an invasion threat­ening the traditional vineyards.

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