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2011-09-07 12:20:01

Asia's most prestigious wine competition to be held 21-22 March 2012Singapore, Sept 7, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - The WSA Wine Challenge 2012 is one of the most prestigious blind tasting wine events of its kind held in Singapore. The event, now in its fifth edition, is organised to the highest international standards and brings together leading wine buyers, sommeliers, and wine writers from both the region and the rest of the world.Jointly organised by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) and...

2011-06-21 06:45:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first day of summer has dawned, and judging by the heat waves which engulfed most parts of the U.S. only weeks ago, the dog days of summer aren't far behind. While traditionally a time of vacations, cookouts and general relaxation, as the mercury rises, so do reported outbreaks of one of the most serious threats to summertime enjoyment: Weather-Induced Grouchiness (WIG). In response, the makers of [ yellow tail ] Moscato have created...

2011-06-16 07:30:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of the 29th annual West Coast Wine Competition, under the auspices of Vineyard & Winery Services, Inc., are in: Bogle's 2010 Sauvignon Blanc took Best White, and Scheid Vineyards' 2008 Pinot Noir took Best Red, as well as Best of Show. Of the 1,100 wines entered, 128 won gold medals, 416 won silver, and 330 won bronze. The wines were judged at the storied Villa Chanticleer, in Healdsburg, CA, overseen by Vineyard &...

2011-05-31 09:46:00

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A good glass of wine is a great escape at the end of a long day. But what if your escape could be real? What if taste and smell could drag your other senses along? What if simply drinking wine and tweeting your thoughts on it could score you two airline tickets to New Zealand? Now it can. Brancott Estate, the world's bestselling New Zealand wine, is announcing the #WhatIf challenge in which participants are invited to use their noses,...

2011-05-25 05:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer may have you daydreaming about an exotic vacation, whether it's lounging on the sun-drenched coast of southern France, hiking Argentina's foothills, or diving into the clear waters of Greece. With Whole Foods Market's Top 10 Summer Wines, you can settle into summer with a bottle of wine to enjoy a taste of travel on a budget without leaving the backyard. "New World" meets "Old World" with Whole Foods Market's Top 10 Summer Wines, priced...

2011-03-20 00:01:43

25th Anniversary IPNC unites wine and food lovers with 70 international Pinot noir winemakers and 50 Northwest chefs for three days of revelry in Oregon wine country. Mcminnville, OR (PRWEB) March 19, 2011 In honor of the 25th Anniversary, Oregon's International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) will reunite world-renowned winemakers, Northwest chefs, esteemed media, wine lovers and epicures from the first event in 1987 and the following 23 Celebrations. Guests will join more than 70 premier...

2011-02-17 06:40:00

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Pinot Noir Summit held on February 26th at the Hilton San Francisco, has a distinctly different format and atmosphere from other wine tasting events because attendees can blind taste 64 Pinot Noirs," says Alder Yarrow of Vinography. The top 64 are selected by an extensive panel of wine writers, sommeliers, winemakers and wine professionals. A record 367 wines were judged during the preliminary competitions, limited to just 32 wines...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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