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Ethiopian Wine: Coming soon to a wine store near you

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02/15/12

  09:04:45 pm, by admin, 127 words  
Categories: Ethiopia

Ethiopian Wine: Coming soon to a wine store near you

Castel's vineyard in southern Ethiopia, which plans to produce 750,000 bottles of wine, m

Ethiopian Wine: Coming soon to a wine store near you

Wine drinkers around the world could soon be washing down their cheese with fine Ethiopian wine if Castel has its way. The French company, which owns a 120,000-hectare vineyard three hours from Addis Ababa, has plans to export half of its 750,000-thousand bottle production this year, according to a report by the Christian Science Monitor.

Ethiopia's major export remains to be coffee and the country is now world's third largest coffee producer, according to ICO. It now wants to diversify its exports and challenge South Africa and Chile in the wine industry.



Read the story from Christian Science Monitor and have your say

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Comment from: dan [Visitor]
dan

Ethiopia to take over South Africa in Wine Export?
Amazing!!
This might be the fastest take over in agricultural export history.
Even though the French company takes most of the profit( just like the South African Whites control all the big agriculture)this has a big long term benefit in terms introducing the technology and transferring capital to Ethiopia.
The woyanes did a good job by wooing the greedy capital to to fly to Ethiopia for a free land and cheap labor.
The Chinese used the same strategy to woo the western capital by showing their cheap labor and big market.
I am sure this is one of a rare bright spots in the Woyane policy.

02/15/12 @ 22:01
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  
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WOINE YASTEFESEHI LEBE SEB!

I love wine.
way to go EPRDF!
our map continue to shine and became synonimous with everythig positive and growing.

02/15/12 @ 22:33
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
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ment4you

Addis Idiot

You idiot EPDRF does not produce wine it is the French company if you can read carefully.

The only thing EPDRF produces is ethic division and unsustainable empty hope to Tigray people that is going to come crashing down fast and hard on them….

Stop your nonsense here and relax and live like every other good citizen!

02/15/12 @ 23:33
Comment from: Agerwedad [Visitor]
Agerwedad

So when are we ever going to address the food issue? It’s strange that we strive to export luxuries like flowers and wine while we fail to meet our basic need FOOD! The whole world knows that food prices are only going to go up and with the precarious nature of the world’s economy is it wise to bet the country’s future on exporting luxuries like this and dedicating valuable resources like land and water?

02/15/12 @ 23:35
Comment from: john john [Visitor]
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john john

What a breath taking news Ethiopia will rise and shine no matter what other think and feel.

02/15/12 @ 23:39
Comment from: Barry [Visitor]
Barry

I really like what you have said, Agerwedad.I think that should be address before anything.

02/16/12 @ 00:18
Comment from: open your eyes [Visitor]
open your eyes

The French company, which owns a 120,000-hectare vineyard three hours from Addis Ababa, has plans to export half of its 750,000-thousand bottle production this year

KEY WORD (((FRENCH COMPANY)))>>>>>

CHEAP LAND AND CHEAP LABOR>>>>>>>>

02/16/12 @ 00:23
Comment from: pure [Visitor]
pure

The title should have read FRENCH Wine!

Dan, it is really sad that you are trying to justify this!

Addis Zemen & John John, obviously, you guys are not literate enough to understand the content of this article so there is no surprise there.

God save Ethiopia from this brutal regime!

02/16/12 @ 02:04
Comment from: Extraterrestrial [Member]  

ment4you [Visitor]

Stupid shabia dog can’t you have your own personal opinion to the article. Behave properly when you come other peoples house or else remain in your ass-mary-eno.

02/16/12 @ 02:51
Comment from: shamless Eritrean [Visitor]
shamless Eritrean

One more commodity to be smuggled to “independent” Eritrea.

Ethiopian wine coming soon, will be seen on Eritrean independent parties with the label peeled off!.

Awet Ne afash!

02/16/12 @ 06:25
Comment from: shamless Eritrean [Visitor]
shamless Eritrean

One more commodity to be smuggled to “independent” Eritrea!
Ethiopian wine coming soon, will be seen on Eritrean “independent"parties with labels peeled off!
Awet Ne Afash!

02/16/12 @ 06:28
Comment from: markossa [Visitor]
markossa

Ethiopia has had potential to grow grapes for more than thousand years… why must it now be a french company to get benefits.. already 80y ago there have been initiatives to grow more grapes and also for example plives for olive oil production.. but no this are of course all truely new discoveries by our super-government and yes big.scale investments are directly been conducted by big companies such as castle… wine grape production could be so ideal for small scale farmers in ET as it needs workforce the most and small landsize already beeing benificiary, even when hillsided like lots of ET plots are - but NO! we take large scale big investments with “voluntary” resettlement to “setlle” the needs of the whole Country…

02/16/12 @ 07:36
Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

ment4you,…ye simuni jebena,

get off my woody. will you?
if you don’t have anythig to write about, stop crying on everything I say. otherwise you know me, like last time, I’ll send you to your closet packing, and this time you’ll never recover. you will turn to a mousy and you’ll marry your idol almaria, and live together in missery after.

02/16/12 @ 11:05
Comment from: GEDION--NASHVILLE,TN [Visitor]  
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GEDION--NASHVILLE,TN

GEDION NASHVILLE I LIKE WINE Food and wine are natural partners and, when they’re compatible, they can be more than the sum of their parts. The problem is finding a perfect pairing. but can also choose the best food-and-wine combination.
To pick the right cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, red blend, red zinfandel, rosé, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, or sparkling wine, follow our Wine Therapy
A regular gathering of friends that usually includes drinking wine or other beverages with the higher purpose of debriefing on your day/week or recent exciting events. Often includes snacks or appetizers
Jesus changed water into wine. It even seems that Jesus drank wine on occasion (John 2:1-11; Matthew 26:29). In New Testament times, the water was not very … wine-thirty
refers to a period of time or an occasion to drink and enjoy a glass (or bottle) of wine with good friends; a happy-hour. More loosely, it refers to a 24 hour clock in which it is aways time to enjoy some wine.
In other words, it’s ALWAYS wine-thirty


02/16/12 @ 11:40
Comment from: Tazabiw [Visitor]
Tazabiw

It is interesting to note, in this report, the superiority complex and epitomy of hypocracy. When an Indian company farms grains in Ethiopia on 100, 000 hectar, they condemn it and label it “land grab” and “dispossesing Africans.” But when a French company grows grapes in Ethiopia on 120,000 hectar, it is proclaimed as “Africa rising.”

02/16/12 @ 11:52

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