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2011-06-21 06:45:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first day of summer has dawned, and judging by the heat waves which engulfed most parts of the U.S. only weeks ago, the dog days of summer aren't far behind. While traditionally a time of vacations, cookouts and general relaxation, as the mercury rises, so do reported outbreaks of one of the most serious threats to summertime enjoyment: Weather-Induced Grouchiness (WIG). In response, the makers of [ yellow tail ] Moscato have created...

2011-05-06 07:00:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South Africa officially launched its new sustainability seal on wine bottles in the USA on April 21 at one of New York's most visible venues and events: Earth Day New York at Grand Central Station, a major indoor fair celebrating Earth Day and promoting environmental awareness and solutions. The new seal is explained in an animated video, available to view and download at http://www.wosa.co.za/video_new_seal.php, or on You Tube at...

2010-11-26 00:01:47

The Accidental Wine Company's Port Sampler packages are one of the best deals in wine gifts this season. The Samplers are distinctive and represent the finest of Port. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 24, 2010 Recognized as the wine source for unbeatable prices, The Accidental Wine Company is offering a great seasonal gift for beginners and wine enthusiasts at http://www.accidentalwine.com. "From the moment we tasted the Kopke Ports, we knew we found something special to offer for the...

2010-11-23 13:41:00

NAPA, Calif., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wine Sisterhood, creator of a popular digital community devoted to promoting wine conversations among women, is pleased to announce their first iPhone application. Called the Drink-U-Lator, the app is meant to solve the problem of how much wine, beer and spirits to have on hand for your upcoming holiday parties. "One of the most commonly asked questions is how much wine and other adult beverages does one need when planning a party,"...

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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...

2009-05-11 04:00:00

Affordable, quality wine now available in re-sealable and portable containers SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- It is time to think outside the bottle, and coincidentally, inside the pak. Alice White, one of the United States' leading Australian wine brands known for its quality and colorful labels, is introducing three of its award winning varietals - Chardonnay, Lexia and Shiraz - in 500 milliliter Tetra Pak(R) cartons. The wines are available nationwide for a suggested retail price...

2009-04-03 10:00:00

DOUBLES SELECTION OF 90 POINT RATED WINES UNDER $20 SAN FRANCISCO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine.com, the nation's #1 online wine retailer, today announced the company has doubled its selection of critically acclaimed wines scoring 90 points or higher and priced under $20. This comes at a time when consumers are tightening their wallets and looking for the best values on quality rated wines. Company revenue and unit volumes of 90+ point rated wines under $20 grew 16% and 20% respectively in...

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2008-08-06 15:55:00

Rapid, portable detection of wine composition could preserve quality and stop fraud You don't need a wine expert to identify a '74 Pinot Noir from Burgundy "“ a handheld "electronic tongue" devised by European scientists will tell you the grape variety and vintage at the press of a button. Designed for quality control in the field, the device is made up of six sensors which detect substances characteristic of a certain wine variety. Components such as acid, sugar and alcohol can be...

2005-11-02 08:59:21

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Thanks to a cool, dry summer and recent warm spell, California's grape harvest will exceed expectations in volume and quality, setting the stage for a banner 2005 vintage of affordable wines, winemakers say. They expect a harvest of 3.15 million tons, which would be the state's second-biggest and up 14 percent from last year, with grapes of exceptional flavor and color. "There is going to be a lot of really good wine to work with," said...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.