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Magazine Archives: May 31, 2011

High-Voltage Towers Anger Rioja Wine Industry

Chris Fleming
Issue: May 31, 2011

Wine producers in Rioja are angrily protesting an extensive network of high-voltage power lines going up across the prized Rioja Alta area. They complain that the power lines and towers mar the region's rugged beauty and could impact tourism. They're appealing to the Spanish government and European Union officials. Wine Spectator's Chris Fleming reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 26, 2011.

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