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2010-04-19 10:03:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Soma Beverage Company, leading beverage manufacturer and pioneer of the mintwater category, today announced the kickoff of The Very Short Video Contest, which invites fans of its all-natural Metromint beverages from across the U.S. to produce a 25-second video depicting their interpretation of the "Metromint experience." The grand prize winner of The Very Short Video Contest will receive a 32G iPad and the opportunity to be featured throughout...

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2010-03-08 09:40:00

There are five known tastes detected by the human tongue, -- sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami (a protein-rich taste found in foods like soy sauce) -- but according to Australian researchers a sixth taste may soon be added to that list. "Through our study we can conclude that humans have a sixth taste -- fat," said Russell Keast, from Deakin University, on Monday. Researchers tested 30 people's ability to taste fatty acids placed in plain solutions and found that all of them were able to...

2010-03-02 12:32:00

SEATTLE, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Wines of Washington Promotion, an interactive and integrated marketing agency based in Seattle, created special on- and off-premise, traffic building, point-of-purchase floor and end-aisle displays: (http://bit.ly/9srRXU) to celebrate March Washington State Wine Month at grocery stores, convenience stores and wine shops. Wines of Washington Promotion, working to help increase the brand awareness of Barnard Griffin, developed creative materials based around...

2010-02-24 04:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A private wine tasting event this week will help benefit Wine to Water. Chef Michael Flores will donate his time by catering the wine tasting event, which anticipates up to 100 guests in attendance. Wine to Water is a non-profit organization which focuses on raising awareness to the water crisis, often through events. Funds from these events and private parties go toward water projects around the world. "We are excited to be able to enlist the help...

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2010-02-10 14:10:00

Individual differences in liking for sweetness based in part on underlying biology New research from the Monell Center reports that children's response to intense sweet taste is related to both a family history of alcoholism and the child's own self-reports of depression. The findings illustrate how liking for sweets differs among children based on underlying familial and biological factors. "We know that sweet taste is rewarding to all kids and makes them feel good," said study lead author...

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2010-01-10 09:44:48

Calcium may not come to mind when you think of tasty foods, but in a study appearing in the January 8 issue of JBC, Japanese researchers have provided the first demonstration that calcium channels on the tongue are the targets of compounds that can enhance taste. In addition to molecules that directly trigger specific taste buds (salty, sweet etc.), there are other substances which have no flavor of their own but can enhance the flavors they are paired with (known as kokumi taste in Japanese...

2009-12-22 14:07:16

Endocannabinoid modulation of tongue sweet taste receptors may help control feeding behavior New findings from the Monell Center and Kyushu University in Japan report that endocannabinoids act directly on taste receptors on the tongue to enhance sweet taste. "Our taste cells may be more involved in regulating our appetites than we had previously known," said study author Robert Margolskee, M.D., Ph.D., a Monell molecular biologist. "Better understanding of the driving forces for eating and...

2009-12-09 13:47:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WineMcGee.com today released their new event management suite, designed to help restaurants, wine retailers, and wineries promote, ticket, and mange their wine events. The website also creates a new marketplace for wine lovers to purchase tickets to wine tasting events, classes, festivals, and dinners online directly from event hosts. "It's a very exciting time in the industry and we're thrilled to be connecting our users to local wine tastings and...

2009-11-11 15:41:00

MIAMI, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celebrity Cruises is toasting guests on every sailing with a seasonal expansion of the brand's new Celebrity Life "Savor" series of onboard food and beverage programming. From now through December 15, guests on every Celebrity ship can enjoy the line's Wine Harvest Celebration, a "full-bodied" program celebrating the global harvest of the grape through rich wine appreciation courses and tastings, aromatic food and wine pairings, "smoky" silent...

2009-11-05 09:45:00

SAN DIEGO, CA, November 5, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senomyx, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNMX), a company focused on using proprietary taste receptor-based technologies to discover novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage, and ingredient supply industries, today provided a corporate update and reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009. Revenues were $4.2 million for the third quarter of 2009, compared to $4.0 million for the third quarter of 2008, an...


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