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Tipple of Roman emperors, Serbian wines make a comeback

LEGEND has it that Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus never let his soldiers sit idle, so in peacetime he put them to work planting vineyards in the rolling hills of Alma Mons, present-day Fruska Gora in northern Serbia.   Over the centuries, winemaking became a noble and lucrative

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