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2013-01-25 23:02:35

Vinitaly International in New York (28.1. ThreeSixty) and Miami (30.1. Miami Beach Resort and Spa) is featuring a rich program for wine professionals, including educational Master Classes, business seminars, wine bars with interactive IPad tastings, Wine Market Council Presentations and more than 160 represented wineries to feature the latest fine Italian wine trends together with Slow Wine. Verona (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 Vinitaly International in New York (28.1. ThreeSixty) and Miami...

2010-12-07 14:05:44

University of Missouri researchers study traits that make Norton grapes resistant to debilitating mildew In a few years, a sip of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Pinot Noir may include a taste of the "Show-Me" State. The state grape of Missouri "“ the Norton variety grown at many vineyards around the state "“ is resistant to powdery mildew, a fungal pathogen that affects winemaking grapes around the world. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are working to identify...

2009-09-21 09:49:00

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This harvest season, viticulture students from VESTA, an alliance of Midwest colleges and winemaking businesses, are learning the process of turning grapes into wine via online courses. The program uses Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), to deliver instruction to students from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. VESTA, the Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance, (www.vesta-usa.org) is funded by the National Science...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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