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2012-03-15 11:53:05

By using decades of vineyard records, scientists have for the first time been able to attribute early ripening of wine grapes to climate warming and declines in soil water content. The study reveals that management factors has also influenced the shift, offering hope for growers to develop adaptation strategies. The study was published in Nature Climate Change and was done by scientists from the University of Melbourne and the CSIRO. Climate scientist and viticulturist Dr Leanne...

2011-02-01 13:37:00

LAKE COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohesion-Tension Wines is pleased to announce that Lavender Blue has officially launched a line of premium wines from the California Wine Country region. Founded by Stephen C. Dilley, Lavender Blue wines include Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay of San Joaquin County, Petite Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc of Lake County and Sonoma County dessert wines. Lavender Blue 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon was recently selected as Bronze medal winner in the...

2005-11-21 08:15:54

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Reuters) - Get ready for Bangalore Nouveau. Best known for its teas and spices, India now aims to place its wines on supermarket shelves in Europe and the United States. Rising incomes and easier regulations mean a chicken tikka is now more likely to be washed down with a glass of local red, prompting a rush of local entrepreneurs and foreign firms to tap both the domestic market and global interest in New World wines. India's wine market is estimated at 5...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'