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2008-12-31 06:55:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- As sparklers become increasingly associated with a range of holiday celebrations, experts urge consumers to add safety to their list of party provisions as they plan to bid farewell to 2008 and usher in a new year. "New Year's Eve is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, and sparklers are a popular party favor to make the festivities bright," says Tommy Glasgow, president of TNT(R) Fireworks, the largest distributor of consumer sparklers in the...

2008-12-02 05:00:00

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project(TM) Hosts Online Shoe Auction to Benefit the Surfrider Foundation MODESTO, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As the holiday season approaches, what better time to put your best foot forward and give back to the causes and organizations you care about? The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project is hosting an online charity auction of shoes belonging to beach-loving celebrities in an effort to raise awareness and generate funds to support the Surfrider Foundation...

2008-06-24 02:29:22

Some have fizz. Most have pizazz. And, of course, they all have a certain buzz attached to them, and not just the type that imbibing can provide (in moderation, of course). The weather might not yet be sizzling hot, but these summer beverages certainly are. Whether summer actually ever gets here, or we end up with one of those five-month springlike seasons (works for me!), there's no shortage of cool cooling-off options to whet/wet your appetite. From roses to rose water and rose petals...

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2007-09-28 12:00:00

PARIS -- Critics who praise the "complexity" of red Burgundy and Champagne are on target. A team of French and Italian researchers has mapped the genome of the pinot noir grape, used to make bubbly and many red wines from France's Burgundy region and around the world - and it has about 30,000 genes in its DNA. That's more than the human genome, which contains some 20,000 to 25,000 genes. The team published its findings in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature, saying it identified the nearly...

2006-02-23 09:25:00

By Chris Johnson DITCHLING COMMON -- Something extraordinary is happening among the chalky hills and pastures of southern England -- and it's adding a sparkle to one of the country's oldest industries. Britain's tiny wine industry, long the butt of dinner party jokes, is being revolutionized by a new generation of professionals who are replanting orchards and wheat fields with vines and winning prizes worldwide. The wine is so good that at least one champagne house has moved across the...

2005-11-21 08:15:54

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Reuters) - Get ready for Bangalore Nouveau. Best known for its teas and spices, India now aims to place its wines on supermarket shelves in Europe and the United States. Rising incomes and easier regulations mean a chicken tikka is now more likely to be washed down with a glass of local red, prompting a rush of local entrepreneurs and foreign firms to tap both the domestic market and global interest in New World wines. India's wine market is estimated at 5...


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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