Anthony Bourdain’s Take on Armenia

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So I went for a beer with a couple of friends and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain turned up.

Here’s what Bourdain himself had to say about his visit to Armenia.

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Areni Wine Festival – a Tradition in Fermenting

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The Wine festival in Areni village of Vayots Dzor region in Armenia was held for the 4th consecutive time on Saturday, October 6th. The annual event, which is partly sponsored by the Armenian government, is slowly turning into a tradition and a welcome one, judging from these great photo shots published by Azatutyun.am. Continue reading

Alaverdi: money and poison 2

Alaverdy Copper Factory breathes poisonous gases into the mining town, 10May2011

A couple of months ago I wrote a post about copper production in Alaverdi and how it is poisoning the lives of people in that mining town.

A recent study carried out by National Academy of Science has revealed, that food produced in and around the towns of Alaverdi and Akhtala, contains up to 10 times the acceptable levels of mercury, cadmium, arsenic, lead, nickel, copper and zinc.

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