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This past year, the Douro region of Portugal marked the 250th anniversary of its establishment as an officially demarcated winemaking district, the first to be so designated in the modern age. The name of the game back then was Port, mostly supplied to England, which was cut off from French vineyard sources because of the geopolitics of the era.
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