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2010-05-19 08:55:00

Wine aficionados are better able to resist misleading advertising if they are provided with accurate sensory descriptors, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

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.

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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.

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 the...

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.

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2010-02-10 14:10:00

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.

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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.

2009-12-22 14:07:16

Endocannabinoid modulation of tongue sweet taste receptors may help control feeding behavior.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.