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2011-02-23 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Wine Auctions, one of the new leading players in fine and rare wine auctions, will hold its largest live auction to date on March 12 and March 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. HKT (March 11 and March 12, 2011, 6:00 p.m. PST) at The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, located at 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The massive two-day Spring 2011 Live Auction will feature more than 1,700 lots of some of the world's most sought after...

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2011-02-09 07:00:00

Climate experts warned industry leaders at a conference on Tuesday that global warming is putting a huge strain on Bordeaux's wine grapes in France. The ominous scenario foretells that "Bordeaux's climate, by 2050, will no longer favor Cabernet and Merlot," the main tastes of the region's red wines, said Jean-Pascal Goutouly, a researcher at the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). "We are currently on the most pessimistic curve -- that's the emergency," Goutouly told...

2010-09-21 13:23:00

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WineBid.com, the premier Internet auction of fine and rare wines, has secured an extraordinary consignment from a Northern California collector. The collection is primarily made up of First Growth Bordeaux from the legendary vintages of the late 20th century. All 1982, 1983 and 1985 Bordeaux in this collection were purchased on release with a dozen top producers represented. There is also a selection of more mature wines added by the collector when...

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2010-03-22 08:32:34

Two decades of atomic bomb testing in the atmosphere are yielding an unexpected bonus for consumers, scientists reported March 21 at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). It's a new test to determine whether that Bordeaux or burgundy is from a fine vintage year and commands premium price or actually is a counterfeit vin ordinaire or cheap plonk worth much less. Graham Jones, Ph.D., who headed the research, said that misrepresenting the vintage "” the year...

2010-01-26 14:03:00

NAPA, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Robert Parker, "These impressive wines are made in relatively small quantities ranging from 160 to 300+ cases. Winemaker Marco DiGiulio, who did terrific work for some of the Jess Jackson projects, is making the wine at Bounty Hunter Rare Wines. All the fruit comes from either the Beckstoffer To-Kalon or Beckstoffer Dr. Crane vineyards, and I find the Justice- themed names very clever, and the packaging top-flight." Robert Parker rates...

2009-11-18 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine.com, the nation's #1 online wine retailer, today announced the launch of Club Claret, a new assortment of affordable Bordeaux wines. The Club Claret collection features approachable Bordeaux wines specially chosen by Anthony Foster, Master of Wine and Bordeaux expert. Wine.com is the exclusive retailer of this collection in the U.S. market. While often associated with grand chateaux and collectible bottles, consumers are returning to everyday...

2009-11-02 09:00:00

WESTON, Conn., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine experts predict that the 2009 Bordeaux vintage could be one of the best on record, thanks to September's perfect weather conditions. How do weather conditions affect wine? How do you make a successful wine? If you've ever wondered what it would be like to own your own vineyard and make your own wine, you can now do so from the comfort of your home and for just about twenty bucks with Got Game Entertainment's "Wine Tycoon". In this just released...

2009-09-17 09:27:00

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bordeaux, home of the most famous wines of the world, through its CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council), has selected bi-coastal CreativeFeed, an agency specializing in launching and relaunching brands, as its U.S. Digital Agency of record following a review. CreativeFeed is charged with reintroducing the Bordeaux brand to U.S. wine drinkers, with an assignment to create a presence via a digital platform. "Taking one of the world's most...

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2009-08-11 14:35:41

French winegrowers are harnessing the benefits of satellite imagery to enrich their grape harvests, combining modern technology with the ancient art of winemaking. Originally developed to help producers of grain, the Oenoview system combines satellite images and vine analysis to assist oenologists in determining when grapes planted under varying conditions will be ready for harvest. The system works by providing winemakers vital information about their berries, such as the amount of water the...

2009-04-16 16:47:00

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- pro-mis-Q-uous Red was selected by frequent Today Show guest Leslie Sbrocco as one of the featured wines in today's segment. The after tax-day appropriate topic? "How to cut your wine bill in half while keeping quality high". Wine consultant and best-selling author Sbrocco's most recent book is "The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide." Playing off the wine's tongue-in-cheek name, in her Today Show on-line article, Sbrocco recommended pro-mis-Q-uous...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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