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2014-08-01 23:01:54

The Board of Directors of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) today announced the appointment of Patricia Harrison as interim executive director of the Institute. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 The Board of Directors of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) today announced the appointment of Patricia Harrison as interim executive director of the Institute. In this capacity, Ms. Harrison will assume the day-to-day leadership role while the board conducts a...

2014-07-29 23:15:28

As the only international sustainable winegrowing award of its kind, BRIT honors wine organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the environmental, economic, and social aspects of winegrowing. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Come join the competition! The Botanical Research Institute of Texas has announced that its 2015 sustainable winegrowing application has been posted on its website and is ready for download by wineries wishing to compete in BRIT’s 2015 sustainable...

2014-07-23 23:30:35

Five Additional Wineries from France, Italy, and the U.S. Receive Medals for Outstanding Ground-to-Glass Sustainability Programs Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas of Texas (BRIT®) is pleased to announce that LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards of Lodi, California has won the platinum medal in BRIT’s 2014 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing competition. LangeTwins topped the field this year based on the...

2014-06-06 23:04:43

Twenty Years of Service Have Produced an International Research and Education Institute Known and Respected Around the World Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) today announced that S. H. Sohmer, Ph.D., FLS, BRIT’s president and CEO, will retire on July 31, 2014. Mrs. Patricia Harrison, BRIT’s vice president and director of education, will serve as interim director during the search for Dr. Sohmer’s successor. “Sy has served as our...

2014-03-05 23:02:44

Dr. Lovejoy to Be the Twentieth Recipient of BRIT’s Conservation Award Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) will present its International Award of Excellence in Conservation to Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy for his life-long work in biodiversity protection. The award will be given on Friday, March 28, 2014, during a luncheon at The Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. His accomplishments include helping to bring attention to tropical deforestation...

2014-03-03 23:25:07

12,000 Exotic Butterflies, 100 species on display from March 1, 2014 - April 6, 2014 Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 The Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®), the Fort Worth Garden Club, the Fort Worth Botanical Society, and Cirro Energy are pleased to announce the opening of “Butterflies in the Garden,” the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north central Texas in the conservatory of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220...

2013-12-03 23:33:18

BRIT® will also honor TCU, Sundance Square, and John Merrill with Regional Awards of Excellence in Sustainability. Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) announced today that Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy is the recipient of its 2014 International Award of Excellence in Conservation for his life-long work in biodiversity protection. The award luncheon will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014, at The Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr....

2012-07-17 23:03:03

Trefethen´s sustainable programs and outstanding flavor profile tops this year´s list of international applicants Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) announced today that Trefethen Family Vineyards of Napa Valley, California, is its 2012 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing recipient. The award, the only international award of its kind, judges winegrowers for their innovative sustainable practices in...

2012-02-21 09:00:00

BRIT´s sustainable winegrowing award, recognized as the only international award of its kind, has caught the attention of FIVS, the worldwide federation designed to represent the wine, beer, and spirits industries Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) announced today it has been invited to speak about its International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing Award during the 2012 FIVS Global Trade Policy Conference in...

2012-02-17 10:00:00

TEDxYouth@FortWorth invites Fort Worth-area public and private schools and other youth educational organizations to participate. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 The organizers of TEDxYouth@FortWorth will hold their inaugural event at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) on November 17, 2012. The day-long independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature approximately 25 area students presenting original ideas based on the theme, “Youth Ideas Worth...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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