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Moth forces wine country's secret into the open

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Posted: Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:59 pm | Updated: 3:41 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

FRESNO, Calif. -- One of the dirty secrets of California's wine country is now on everyone's lips. Somehow a voracious grape-eating moth has found its way nonstop from Europe to the heart of the Napa Valley, the land of three-figure cabernet. With valuable fruit at risk, the region's fast and loose play with federal agriculture quarantine laws is getting new scrutiny from investigators and researchers.

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