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2011-06-28 09:33:00

NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drink Ribera. Drink Spain., the U.S. marketing campaign of the Consejo Regulador of Ribera del Duero, has launched "Ribera Wine School" -- an educational online webinar series presented by Spanish wine, food, travel and lifestyle experts. Inspired by the world-class wines of Ribera del Duero, the new Ribera Wine School offers wine lovers a general introduction to wine, as well as specific instruction on Spain's most celebrated wine region. The...

2009-07-21 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a competitive review process, the Consejo Regulador of Ribera del Duero has chosen New York-based Gregory White PR to oversee the wine region's euro 1 million plus strategic marketing campaign beginning August 2009. The new campaign -- Drink Ribera. Drink Spain. -- will include media outreach, social media initiatives, trade education, events marketing, consumer sampling and advertising. Ribera del Duero is one of the most prominent wine...

2008-07-01 09:01:01

Excerpt from report by Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias website on 1 July The Portuguese government is increasingly determined to make the most of the country's hydroelectric potential and is committed to renewable energy. Yesterday, in Picote, Miranda do Douro [northeast], the government and EDP [Portuguese electricity company] signed the contracts for the construction of the Baixo Sabor hydroelectric dam and for increasing the Alqueva hydroelectric dam's power. The Baixo Sabor...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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