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Gowanus Canal Wine: Local Winemaker Bottles Creation Near Polluted Waterway

11/14/2011 01:16 pm ET

Does the idea of Gowanus wine sound appetizing to you? It does for Joseph Mariano, 73, a winemaker who lives a few blocks from the massively polluted Gowanus Canal, according to the New York Post.

Mariano’s wine is called Vinum Nostrum ("Our Wine") and comes from a 50-foot grapevine that he’s tended in his backyard since 1976, according to the report. He bottles about five jugs per year.

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