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2005-09-15 07:32:40

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States have reached the first phase of an agreement on the wine trade that will help protect some of the most famous European names like champagne, chianti, madeira and sherry. Under the agreement, the use of the names by producers in the United States -- where they are currently considered semi-generic -- will be limited, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday. Furthermore, U.S. authorities will exempt EU...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.