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2009-09-24 07:35:00

Could point the way toward production of European-tasting wines from American vines.

2009-09-21 09:49:00

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This harvest season, viticulture students from VESTA, an alliance of Midwest colleges and winemaking businesses, are learning the process of turning grapes into wine via online courses. The program uses Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc.

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2009-08-11 14:35:41

French winegrowers are harnessing the benefits of satellite imagery to enrich their grape harvests, combining modern technology with the ancient art of winemaking.

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2009-07-06 06:02:39

Climate change is compelling Spanish winemakers to think about moving to higher ground in order to run away from the sweltering heat.

2009-07-03 14:46:42

Genetic engineering could make grapevines immune to a common virus that now results in smaller grapes and crop loss, German scientists said. Modified plants have produced antibodies against Grapevine fanleaf virus, caused by the vine louse, or rust mite, researchers at the Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, in Aachen, said. These antibodies 'recognize' the viruses and prevent them from spreading in the plant and causing damage, said Dr.

2009-07-02 11:45:00

Viruses can cost winegrowers an entire harvest. If they infest the grapevines, even pesticides are often no use. What’s more, these chemicals are harmful to the environment.

2009-04-27 07:44:00

The secret to a healthy heart may now include grapes, recently shown to lower blood pressure, lessen signs of heart muscle damage, and cause an overall better functioning in the heart.

2009-04-23 09:44:00

New Research Highlights Raisin Health Benefits Beyond Basic Nutrition NEW ORLEANS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Data presented yesterday at the Experimental Biology conference in New Orleans suggest raisin and dried fruit consumption are associated with a decreased likelihood of abdominal obesity.

2009-04-22 23:41:17

A grape-enriched diet may help prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure brought on by years of high blood pressure, U.S. researchers suggest. E.


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  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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