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Some of the most expensive wines in the world are made by descendants of Irish emigrants, like Château Leoville Barton and Langoa Barton, owned by the Kildare-born Bartons.
In South America, Admiral Browne from Mayo established the Argentinean navy. Believe it or not, you’ll also that the find McKennas and O’Higgins were equally famous in neighbouring Chile.
Some wine regions have Irish names – Australia’s Clare Valley is named after Co. Clare. There’s a Rue McCarthy in Bordeaux.
And these are just historic connections. There’s a few Irish people currently making wine across the globe.
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