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2010-02-23 08:00:00

CONCORD, Mass., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The first of the Baby Boomer Generation is turning 65 next year. The number of older Americans is on the rise(1) as is the need to address age related health issues. Research published in the March issue of the prestigious British Journal of Nutrition has shown that Concord grape juice may help support healthy brain function in certain population groups, especially older adults with early memory decline. Data from the double-blind,...

2010-01-25 07:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly a decade, Grapes for Humanity, US has brought internationally renowned wine producers to Sarasota for wine tastings and events in support of its humanitarian projects across the globe. On February 1st and 2nd, 2010, Grapes for Humanity, US has the distinct pleasure of welcoming world renowned wine producer Marchese Piero Antinori to Sarasota to host two days of fine wine and food. On the evening of February 1st, guests are...

2009-12-16 12:40:39

Stanford researchers on how irrigation water slips away and how to stanch the flow Getting the most out of every drop of water is a high priority for grape growers in the southern Napa Valley, where summers are hot and dry and vines have to be irrigated to make it through the growing season. But Stanford researchers have found that a significant portion of the water applied to the vines zips right by the plants, hardly even pausing. "We found that about 10 percent of the water that is applied...

2009-12-15 15:51:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With songs written from Los Angeles to London and produced from Lockhart, Texas to Vancouver, British Columbia, 100 Monkeys new album Grape has some miles under its belt. Grape is the fruit of a laborious 2009, during which the indie band spent the majority of the year performing live on the east and west coasts for their rapidly growing fan base and constructing make-shift recording and rehearsal studios on the road. "We wrote songs as we caravanned...

2009-12-09 12:55:00

HARROGATE, England, Dec, 9 /PRNewswire/ -- An amazing 80 percent of Americans are currently consuming, or would be interested in consuming foods or beverages for health benefits.(1) For adults of all ages, a desire to maintain overall wellness is of utmost importance and likely driving interest in these 'functional foods'. Research presented this week at the 4th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH) further demonstrates that Concord grape juice may play a role in the...

2009-11-16 12:00:00

LANDENBERG, Pa., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brandywine Book of Food -- a colorful, coffee-table size volume that chronicles the region's culinary terroir with 75 recipes, more than 180 color photos and personal stories of chefs, winemakers and farmers -- is now on sale throughout the region and nationally via direct shipping. The landmark book is the work of Roger Morris, a well-known international writer on wine, food and travel, and Cathleen Ryan, an internationally trained pastry...

2009-11-16 08:30:00

CONCORD, Mass., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Welch's® and Scholastic Parent & Child® Magazine have launched a unique Harvest Grants program to help 100 winning schools nationwide grow fruit and vegetable gardens. Thousands of school children nationwide will have the opportunity to participate in this unique, hands-on learning experience that can help bring to life subjects such as science, math and even literacy. Starting this month, K-8 teachers are...

2009-11-12 10:12:00

CONCORD, Mass., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Welch's unveils a new 'Real. Grape. Goodness' campaign that celebrates our delicious and inherently healthy Concord grape. Welch's Concord grapes which are grown by approximately 1,200 family-farmer owners in vineyards across North America are pressed to make Welch's 100% Grape Juice and other grape-based products. This natural super fruit and the farmers who grow it, represent the authentic essence of Welch's, and they are being brought to...

2009-11-04 12:59:49

Experts discuss the complex interaction of grapes, viticulture and soil needed to produce a great wine The world's greatest wines are the result of a threefold synergy among grape variety, human input, and something called the "terroir" -- a term often defined as the vineyard site, soil, and climate. Experts will discuss terroir with an emphasis on soil science in a symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in Pittsburgh. "Terroir: Winegrapes and the Environment" will be presented in two parts at the...

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2009-11-04 11:26:19

Trellis Tension Monitoring offers accurate solution for grape growers Predictions of grape yields are extremely important to juice processors and wineries; timely and precise yield forecasts allow producers to plan for harvest and move the highly perishable grape crop from vine to processing efficiently. Until recently, wineries and grape juice processors have relied on expensive and labor-intensive hand-sampling methods to estimate yield in grape crops. Thanks to extensive research efforts,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.