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Computer game creates Wine Tycoons

A new computer wine game is being launched in the United States next month where players can fight it out to become wealthy wine barons.

Wine Tycoon allows players to create vineyards in 10 of France's most prestigious wine regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. Players must build a winery, plant and maintain their vines, hire staff for the harvest and finally produce up to 50 wines from a choice of over 40 grape varieties.

The game has two levels – Career and Free Play, and comes with a Wine Encyclopedia with a glossary of wine terms, grape varieties and wine regions. It is being produced by Got Game Limited and will retail at US $19.99.