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Moth Forces Wine Country's Smuggling Into the Open

• AP
Suitcase smuggling is the winked-at act of sneaking in cane cuttings to clone vines from France's premier vineyards, hoping to replicate success. Vintners say it helped build a handful of exceptional vineyards in the 1980s when U.S. plant choices were limited and import testing took seven years.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Seven freakin' years!  No wonder they smuggle.  Sounds like a government problem to me.