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2005-07-26 18:12:20

By Jim Christie NAPA, Calif. (Reuters) - Associations representing some of the world's best-known wine regions vowed on Tuesday to protect the names of their regions and to combat their misuse on bottle labels. The names, known as appellations in the wine trade, translate into additional revenues for winemakers as consumers are willing to pay more for wine from a region known for its wine-making traditions and quality. The joint declaration on Tuesday follows a May appeals court ruling...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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