The Tricastin wines of southern France unfortunately shared a name with a nuclear power plant that made headlines in 2008 due to a series of minor accidents. This left customers wary of radiation poisoning in the vineyards (although tests now have shown there is
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none) and caused production to drop 40 percent in the past 2 years. The wine producers will be finally be renaming the wine Grignan-Les Adhemar after a lengthy campaign. ‘I am relieved and very satisfied,’ Coteaux du Tricastin wine producers president Henri Bour commented to The Straits Times, ‘The wine producers needed to get rid of this image that unfairly stuck to them. The ball and chain has been removed,’ he said. ‘We can now turn over a new leaf.’