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2011-01-25 07:35:00

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pinot Noir Summit returns to the Bay Area for its 9th year. On Saturday, February 26, 2011, Pinot Noir-loving consumers, press and trade will gather for the remarkable 9th Annual Pinot Noir Summit to assess the best of the best, from the 9th Pinot Noir Shootout. Hosted by Affairs of the Vine and What's Cookin' Today on CRN Digital Talk Radio, this is the ultimate Pinot Lover's adventure, creating fun, excitement and encouraging...

2010-12-22 07:40:00

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wow a wine lover with the ultimate Pinot Noir experience. Tickets for the 9th Annual Pinot Noir Summit are on sale now, just in time for last-minute gift giving. On Saturday, February 26, 2011 Pinot Noir loving consumers, press and trade will gather for the remarkable 9th Annual Pinot Noir Summit hosted by Affairs of the Vine and What's Cookin' Today on CRN Digital Talk Radio at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District. An...

2010-12-01 08:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It's hard to imagine that Colby Rex Groom was born with a hole in his heart, since the now 12-year old son of notable Australian winemaker Daryl Groom has proven to be a resilient veteran of open-heart by-pass procedures and owner of one of the biggest, kindest, most caring hearts to be found in wine country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101201/SF09895LOGO-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101201/SF09895-b)...

2010-11-19 13:14:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- eco.love Wines announced today the launch of their collection of premium New Zealand wines in the U.S. market. Made in the first carboNZero winery in the world, using production methods that include sustainable farming, the utilization of clean energy, and the restoration of natural wetland habitats, eco.love Wines will be available for online purchase today. The company intends to contribute to the evolution of the global wine industry by...

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2010-10-15 13:32:21

A study released on Friday stated that alcohol is cheaper than bottled water in New Zealand. Researchers at the Otago University found that wine cost as little as 62 cents per standard drink, compared to 67 cents for 250ml of bottle water and 43 cents for the equivalent amount of milk. The study found that the relative price of alcohol plummeted over the past decade as average wages increased. "Our analysis suggests alcohol is now probably the cheapest recreational drug in New Zealand and...

2010-10-07 08:00:00

SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, October 1, Sunset magazine editors, celebrity guests, and some of the region's most talented winemakers gathered at the Sunset Western Wine Awards Gala to celebrate the best in Western wine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/SF78298-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101007/SF78298-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/SF78298-b) (Photo:...

2010-09-28 07:20:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 wine grape harvest in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation is a couple weeks behind schedule, thanks to an unusually cool spring and summer. But the same conditions that have delayed the start of Crush have also combined to allow slow, gentle ripening and maturation of the area's Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit - making for a potentially very high-quality crop. Some of California's finest vineyards call the Highlands home: 2,729 acres of...

2010-09-09 05:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- De Bortoli Wines, one of Australia's largest and most honored wineries, has selected Leopold Ketel & Partners to provide an array of marketing and public relations services in the United States. Established in 1928, De Bortoli Wines (www.debortoli.com) is a family owned wine company, with vineyards located in Riverina, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and King Valley in Australia and makes a wide range of award-winning wines with character, charm and...

2010-09-01 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Scanbuy, Inc. (www.scanbuy.com), the global leader in mobile barcode solutions, and Lion Nathan Wine Group (www.lionnathanusa.com), owner and importer of fine wines from around the world, announced today the launch of Cellar Key, the most integrated 2D mobile barcode marketing platform that provides users fast and easy mobile access to information on Lion Nathan's esteemed wine brands. With the ScanLife mobile app, users can scan the Cellar Key "QR" Code...

2010-08-05 14:42:00

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A difficult economy may be forcing Americans to do without some things, but wine isn't one of them. Consumers are buying more each year. According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2010 Wine Handbook, the wine industry continued to post positive results in 2009, marking its 16th consecutive year of case gains. Overall wine consumption rose 0.8% to 297.0 million 9-liter cases. Off-premise consumption continues to grow to 14.6...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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