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Grape Said To Be Healthiest In The World Has Its Genome Sequenced
2013-09-02 12:55:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists in Uruguay have announced the sequencing of the Tannat grape, which is used in making red wines that have the largest concentration of tannins -- an anti-oxidant that combats cell aging. Uruguayan researchers from the United Nations University who were involved in the sequencing said their results could lead to the formulation of healthier red wines. "A wine made with Tannat has twice the tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon,...


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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