The dark, savory red wine Malbec grows in a quiet corner in south-west France, in a region that was hit hard by the Great French Wine Blight in the 19th Century.
Swiss and tourists alike are flocking to a Lake Geneva town to celebrate the region's winemakers in a once-in-a-generation spectacle. Organizers said the festival "highlights the work on the vineyard."
Francois de Rugy has said that the allegations meant he was no longer able to carry out his job properly. The resignation heaps further pressure on President Emmanuel Macron's government, which critics say is elitist.
Francois de Rugy has been accused of hosting lobster dinners and having his apartment renovated at the taxpayer's expense. De Rugy disputed parts of the allegations, but the government later said it would investigate.
Maverick Thai winemakers are proving this tropical country's ability to produce quality wine, breaking all the rules along the way - aided by a little German inspiration.
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