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2009-02-19 14:00:00

SONOMA COAST, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Passionate about Pinot Noir? Does your mouth start to water just thinking of this supple and sexy wine? Pinot Noir enthusiasts have reason to celebrate. Experience the ultimate Pinot Noir lover's event ... The 7th Annual Pinot Summit in San Rafael, California on Sunday, April 5, 2009. AFFAIRS of the VINE, International Wine Review and Wine Radius invite you to the ultimate Pinot Noir adventure. An extraordinary array of palates will...

2008-12-03 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine.com, the nation's #1 online wine retailer, today announced its second annual Wine.com 100 list based entirely on customer preferences. The only list of its kind is generated by ranking the top 1 percent of bottle sales of the over 10,000 wines sold nationally on Wine.com during the first 11 months of 2008. For a complete list, go to http://www.wine.com/100. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081203/AQW018) "Our annual...

2008-10-03 15:00:11

By LORKIN, Yvonne Marie This week proves I'm about as good at social networking as I am at backing a trailer. Pressured by friends in far flung places to set up one of those pages to keep in touch, I filled in my details, uploaded a semi- flattering photo and foolishly thought that would be the sum total of what would be demanded of me. But oh no. The minute I mentioned I worked in the wine business, a plethora of messages began pouring in, wanting me to read their reviews of the...

2008-09-26 15:00:32

CUISINE magazine is on the hunt for Taranaki's food heroes to be recognised in the inaugural Cuisine Artisan Awards 2009, in association with wine label Selaks Founder's Reserve. The newly established Cuisine Artisan Awards will acknowledge New Zealand's best artisan food and beverage producers. Artisan producers are craftspeople who apply their skills to making handmade or individually crafted products, generally on a small scale and often according to traditional practices. Bakers,...

2008-09-17 06:00:29

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5e9853/france_food_and_dr) has announced the addition of the "France Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. The France Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on France's food and drink industry. This newly-published Q308 French Food & Drink Report notes that the French wine industry is set to be among the most highly impacted by the European Union (EU) wine...

2008-08-29 15:00:39

By WOOD, Alan Delegat's Group has increased its annual net profit 77 per cent to $19.1 million, from the 2007 year, driven by a record year of wine cases out of its Marlborough vineyards. The result was achieved on turnover up 22.6% at $165.3m and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose 46 per cent to $55.4m. A final fully imputed dividend of 7c is recommended, the only payout for the year. The company which has most of its operations in the South Island was...

2008-08-17 18:00:23

Twice in one issue the Institution of Professional Engineers gets headlines (Aug 4). Any organisation that can sneak in on the back of legislation (Building Act) to sponsor themselves and fee structures that challenge the legal and accountancy professions must be influential. President Bas Walker claims environmental limits will restrict the growth of NZ's biggest earning industries, tourism and agriculture. In fact, they are being constrained by vested interests who use/bend legislation...

2008-08-11 15:01:01

By LORKIN, Yvonne Marie Let every bottle count . . . for charity. -------------------- I received an email from the "IRF" the other day. At first I thought I might've forgotten to do my GST which threw me into a total spin (because their overdue fines are vicious!) But reading on I was pleasantly surprised to see I was just having a dyslexic moment and instead of the IRD, the email was in fact from the International Riesling Foundation. What a relief. Intrigued I was too, because...

2008-08-05 06:00:29

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Does the thought of planning a party make you break out in a sweat? Kim Crawford Wines lets you keep your cool with http://www.experiencekimcrawford.com/, a hip, new entertaining site that features party tips, music downloads and recipes. This inspirational site is the "go-to" for everything you need to plan the ultimate party. Too often we work ourselves into a panic trying to throw the perfect party. Whether it's keeping cool with your friends in the...

2008-07-18 03:00:36

By Gwynne, Robert N This paper seeks to examine how value chains impinge upon firms within the Chilean wine sector. The value chain analysis will further link the production and export of wine in Chile with the import and retailing of this wine in one key core economy market, namely that of the UK. The analysis is divided into three sections. First, the political economy of value chains in agro-industry is discussed, particularly in relation to the distinction between network or...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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