Scientists in Singapore are turning their hands to wine-making, using the pungent-smelling durian as a replacement for grapes. They're still a long way from commercializing durian wine, but the researchers are confident that the so-called "King of Fruits" has potential for producing a wine that people will want to drink. Tara Cleary reports.
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