Latest Pinot noir Stories

2010-06-01 07:10:00

TUCSON, Ariz., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- This Father's Day, delight your dad with thoughtfully assembled gift sets of luxurious bath towels, grooming aids, and wine glassware and accessories from OakStreet Man, Internet seller of Exceptional Goods for the Uncompromising Man(TM). The Pampered Dad Kit includes two lush Matouk Newport Bath Towels, an Anthony Glycerin Cleansing Bar and two Riedel Vinum XL Champagne Flutes, setting the stage for many pleasurable encounters. Matouk makes the...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Capital Grille announced today the return of the popular Master Wine Tasting Event, which will showcase a robust collection of remarkable wines hand-selected by one of the world's few Master Sommeliers, George Miliotes. This one-of-a-kind event will offer wine enthusiasts the rare opportunity to sample well-known vintages as well as insider wines they'll want to know, from five of the world's most celebrated wine growing regions. "I strongly...

2010-05-28 07:23:00

MODESTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer season is quickly approaching and that means Americans will soon flock to the beach. To learn more about the habits of beachgoers, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation commissioned a survey as part of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, a partnership to keep America's beaches "barefoot-friendly." Below is a summary of the survey's top findings: #1: The Battle of the Beaches Which U.S. coast has the best beaches? It was a...

2010-03-23 09:44:16

Grapes are one of the world's most economically important fruit crops, but the woody perennial takes three years to go from seed to fruit, and that makes traditional breeding expensive and time-consuming. A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) researchers has found a way to speed things up by developing a way to identify genetic markers in the grapevine's genome that can be linked with specific traits, such as fruit quality, environmental adaptation, and disease and pest resistance....

2010-02-26 07:25:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wine Artisans of the Santa Lucia Highlands, an alliance of the appellation's winegrowers and the wineries that rely on the district's world-class fruit, announced today that tickets are now available for their fourth annual Gala tasting, taking place from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, May 15 at Hahn Estates. This "Highlands' Fling" celebration will be a strolling wine tasting on the grounds of the scenic Hahn property, with dramatic views of the...

2010-02-15 07:28:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Gracianna Winery was awarded three top medals at the 2010 San Francisco Wine Competition, the largest in the United States. More than 60 professional wine experts from across the United States traveled to Sonoma County, California to evaluate 4,913 entries. Unprecedented for a first vintage, Gracianna was awarded a medal for every wine submitted by the world's best wine judges. 2007 Gracianna Bacigalupi Zinfandel GOLD! 2007 Gracianna...

2010-01-05 13:44:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With the mantra "Giving Back is Always in Style," Little Black Dress Wines, the official wine of awards season, continues its tradition of auctioning off some of the most coveted little black dresses (a.k.a 'LBDs') of the red carpet with an upcoming auction (January 11 - March 8, 2010) benefiting two great charities that resonate with stylish women - Dress for Success®, the international non-profit organization which promotes career...

2009-12-28 13:28:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of its 20 milestone, Crystal Cruises has partnered with renowned Champagne maker Billecart-Salmon to create a commemorative bubbly especially for the line's 20th Anniversary in 2010. Available only in 2010, and only on Crystal Cruises, the Brut Reserve is a light blend aged in the Billecart-Salmon House's traditional cellars. "Our guests are savvy travelers with sophisticated palates, who appreciate exclusive, fine details like this,"...

2009-12-14 06:20:00

Researchers say having a glass or two of champagne a day is good for the heart and blood circulation, according to The Guardian Observer. According to University of Reading researchers, the fizz made with black grapes has the potential to reduce strokes and heart disease risk. Dr. Jeremy Spencer of University of Reading said, "We have found that a couple of glasses a day has a beneficial effect on the walls of blood vessels "“ which suggests champagne has the potential to reduce strokes...

2009-12-03 12:12:00

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, the editors of Wine Enthusiast magazine - one of America's most well-respected wine, food and travel publications - taste thousands of wines from all over the world. Of those numerous wines, only one receives the highest honors in Wine Enthusiast's annual "Top 100" list. This year, that wine is Cambria Winery's 2006 Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir. In an announcement released today, Cambria was No. 1 on a list that represents the Wine...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'