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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 16:33:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine Country Baseball will celebrate its 2nd full season of play this week with a Season Opening Celebration with a double header at Rec Park in Healdsburg, CA, this Saturday, June 18th. 2:30pm Santa Rosa Gnats vs Oakville Aces6:30pm Windsor Wonders vs Healdsburg Owls. Featured food vendors will include Old Mexico and WillieBirds BBQ. Oakland A's legend Shooty Babitt will be throwing out the first pitch. Healdsburg Rec Park is at 515...

2011-04-21 07:20:00

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Curators, collectors and culinary connoisseurs, Taigan.com has partnered with prestigious boutique wineries to offer fine wines on its award-winning online e-commerce site. Already recognized for its hand-selected assemblage of fashion, accessories, gourmet food and home decor, Taigan now presents a hand-cut group of the most coveted boutique wineries. Where many online wine websites feature mass-produced wines, Taigan curates a select...

2011-04-21 05:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking directly to consumers through Social Media communication platforms is a priority for businesses all across the country, and Sonoma County's wineries are no exception. When it comes to mobile communication, there's an app for just about everything. Whether you tweet, blog, or watch videos, "going mobile" is clearly winning the hearts and minds of wine lovers everywhere. J Vineyards & Winery, celebrating its 25th year as a...

2011-04-14 04:06:00

GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Korbel Champagne Cellars' spectacular garden will open for the 2011 season on Friday, April 15th. Featuring extraordinarily beautiful plantings - including 250 varieties of roses - amid towering redwoods that surround the historic circa 1882 Korbel House, Korbel Garden is both a popular Sonoma County attraction and an example of Korbel Champagne Cellars' commitment to sustainability. (Photo:...

2011-03-09 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine Institute -- With the world's largest sustainable winegrowing program, California wine country is the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 this year and throughout the month. Whether you're passionate about protecting the environment, dealing with a bout of spring fever after a long winter or a wine lover eager to experience a new wine region, California's wineries and hotels are making it easy to escape for an eco-friendly...

2011-02-14 10:59:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma Orthopedic Products announced that it has closed a $22 million Series D financing round led by Ascension Health Ventures (AHV). Also participating in the round were Split Rock Partners, Legacy Life Sciences, EDF Ventures, MedVenture Associates, DFJ InCube Ventures, Emergent Medical Partners, and Asset Management Partners. In connection with the financing, Dr. Walter Lin of AHV has joined Sonoma's board of directors. Sonoma is a...

2011-02-02 10:59:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma Orthopedic Products announced that it has entered into a licensing and distribution agreement with Ai-Medic, a subsidiary of Olympus® Business Creation Corporation. Ai-Medic is a leading supplier of orthopedic products in the Japanese market, especially in the area of clavicle fracture fixation. The agreement includes significant license fee and revenue commitments. Guy K. Williamson, Senior V.P. of Marketing and...

2011-02-01 13:37:00

LAKE COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohesion-Tension Wines is pleased to announce that Lavender Blue has officially launched a line of premium wines from the California Wine Country region. Founded by Stephen C. Dilley, Lavender Blue wines include Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay of San Joaquin County, Petite Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc of Lake County and Sonoma County dessert wines. Lavender Blue 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon was recently selected as Bronze medal winner in the...

2011-01-18 05:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the quest for even faster methods of communication, acolytes of Social Media (think Twitter, FourSquare, Yelp, Facebook, YouTube) continue to embrace one of the Internet's best connective platforms -- The Blog. Though the rush is on to create the Internet's next hot new communication tool, blogging about wine continues to gain in popularity. A quick survey indicates that there are now thousands of individuals, some representing...


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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