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Trader Joe's Wine Is Less Than $3 a Bottle for a Reason

Lower quality grapes and mass production help

(Newser) - When Charles Shaw wines first debuted at Trader Joe's in 2002, they lived up to the name "Two Buck Chuck," costing just $1.99 a bottle. And yes, plenty of critics call the wine undrinkable and worse, even accusing parent company Bronco Wine of not removing such... More »

Mexican-Style Rodeo Riles Activists

In Western US, tradition clashes with animal rights

(Newser) - It's about equestrian skill, machismo, tradition, and, of course, sombreros: It's charreria, and it might be endangered. The centuries-old Mexican activity that mixes rodeo and fiesta is coming under fire in the US, where animal-rights activists have rallied for laws against practices like steer tailing and horse tripping. The New ... More »

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