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2011-02-09 08:05:00

A roughly 200 year old beer--the oldest drinkable alcoholic beverage of its kind--that was discovered by divers exploring a shipwreck last July is being studied in an attempt to brew it once again, a group of Finnish researchers announced on Tuesday. Divers exploring the wreckage of a ship that most likely sank during the first half of the 19th century recovered several "well-preserved" bottles of champagne and five bottles filled with beer, officials at the VTT Technical Research Center of...

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2010-12-22 11:10:00

Just in time for New Year's Eve, and the arrival of the International Year of Chemistry, a study may settle that long-standing disagreement over the best way to pour a glass of champagne: Scientists in France are reporting that pouring bubbly in an angled, down-the-side way is best for preserving its taste and fizz. The study also reports the first scientific evidence confirming the importance of chilling champagne before serving to enhance its taste. They reported in the American Chemical...

2010-12-22 00:01:33

From the makers of Graffiti Spray Can comes the Maxim Champagne Popper by Elite Gudz, an interactive countdown and gift sending application on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. New York, NY (Vocus) December 21, 2010 From the makers of Graffiti Spray Can comes the Maxim Champagne Popper by Elite Gudz, an interactive countdown and gift sending application on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The Maxim Champagne Popper is a free app that lets users celebrate New Years with a customized...

2010-12-14 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Moet & Chandon, the champagne of cinema, is proud to announce its 20th year as the official champagne of the Golden Globes®. To mark the occasion, Moet & Chandon will unveil its limited-edition Gold Awards Season Moet & Chandon Imperial bottle at today's Golden Globe® nominations ceremony with a celebratory toast between Philip Berk, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and Anne...

2010-11-29 18:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma Magazine stopped by the Sonoma location of the Bay Area chain Wine Hardware to vet 2010's new line of wine accessories for their Holiday edition. Stocking stuffing superabundance was what they found. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101129/SF08717) This is how they summed it up: "They have so much cool stuff...a plethora of things you don't need but could probably learn to crave, just to enhance your enjoyment of wine."...

2010-11-29 09:45:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Betsy South Beach will be playing host to the works of ten emerging artists, commissioned by Ruinart, the first established champagne House in 1729. On December 2, 2010, the exhibition will kick off during Art Basel in Miami Beach highlighting a commitment to the arts from both organizations. The works were produced using classic and avant-garde techniques, in a variety of mediums, including photography, paint and sculpture. Artists were...

2010-11-15 13:41:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Great wine at an economical price is the focus of The Wine Trials 2011 by Robin Goldstein, Alexis Herschkowitsch and Tyce Walters. The book offers great ideas for this holiday season. For example, dispel the myth that you have to purchase a sparkler from Champagne to enjoy a top-flight bubbly. J.P. Chenet is not only the world's best-selling French wine brand, but produces a fantastic sparkler that costs 25% or less than most of its higher rent...

2010-09-20 22:52:16

LSU breeding program produces new fig selection for home orchards The ancient fig tree, first imported to the United States during the 16th century, thrives in areas of California and the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast areas of the U.S. One of the most popular trees grown in Southern backyards, fig is favored for its versatile fruit and low-maintenance production. Charles E. Johnson, Ed O'Rourke, and James E. Boudreaux, from the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge,...

2010-09-14 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The official 2010 Champagne harvest season begins on September 13th. All grapes will be harvested by hand, according to traditional practices, to select the highest quality grapes. "Due to a frost that we had earlier in 2010, the development of the grapes was slightly delayed this year," remarked Champagne Bureau Director Sonia Smith. "Harvests are two to four days behind last year, except one village which began on September 10th. Yet the...

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2010-08-11 18:45:00

In a study that may settle a long-standing disagreement over the best way to pour a glass of champagne, scientists in France are reporting that pouring bubbly in an angled, down-the-side way is best for preserving its taste and fizz. The study also reports the first scientific evidence confirming the importance of chilling champagne before serving to enhance its taste, the scientists say. Their report appears in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.G©rard...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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