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News from the world of wine

first_imgWine Opus Do you want to drink good wine, but don’t know what to buy? Do you know what you like, but want to explore new horizons?The Wine Opus harnesses the talent and opinions of a new generation of young wine writers to help you choose the best wines. Over 30 specialists have selected the 4,000 best wineries in the world and their trophy wines. Read their recommendations, from the Rhône to Rioja, from Napa to New Zealand, and from the Mosel to Mendoza in Argentina, and you will never buy bad wine again.If you enjoy drinking good wine, The Wine Opus gives you the names you need to know and introduces you to the new world of wine. Published by DK publishing house, the Wine Opus will be available from good book stores in September. NZ region feels the pinchREPORTS have filtered through the world of wine that several wineries based in New Zealand’s Marlborough have gone into receivership, with indications that more may follow.Earlier this month, Decanter reported that Cape Campbell Wines and its affiliate companies, Brown Sorensen Vineyards and the Brown Family Trust, went into voluntary receivership, owing creditors millions of dollars.The wine news publishers said that PricewaterhouseCoopers, which has been appointed to manage Cape Campbell’s assets, said the three entities had liabilities totalling between $10m and $12m. He said he was unsure whether the company would continue to trade or be liquidated.Last month, Awatere Vineyard Estates, a large contract grower owned by Auckland-based Barry Sutton, was put into receivership in addition to the Marlborough wine company Gravitas.David Cox, European director of the New Zealand Wine Growers Association, said that growers had been hit hardest by the strong New Zealand dollar.“For some (not all) of those wineries who are exporting Sauvignon Blanc, this has been compounded by the oversupply of Sauvignon Blanc from the large 2008 and 2009 vintages which has had an adverse effect on some export prices”, he added.He added that “the 2010 vintage has come in at a reduced tonnage (263,000 tonnes versus 285,000 tonnes in 2009) and yields were down.“As a result, export prices have already started to rise to more profitable levels and the requirement to deplete excess stock is diminishing quickly.” Wine Kiosks IN OTHER wine world news, Decanter reports that for the first time in the US, Pennsylvania shoppers are buying wine from automated wine kiosks.The kiosks, two of which have been installed in the town of Harrisburg, hold up to 53 different wines under temperature-controlled conditions. With some of the most stringent alcohol purchasing laws in the US, Pennsylvania authorities require that the kiosks verify customer age before purchase. Customers must insert their ID to prove their age and a built-in breathalyser takes instant readings. Until now in Pennsylvania, alcohol has been sold in state-owned wine and spirits shops under the authority of the state’s liquor control board, but kiosks will be installed in regular supermarkets for customer convenience. Advertisement WhatsApp Email This week there’s news of a top tipples, wine kiosks, books and the struggle one wine region faces.Château ReyssonSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE game season is set to kick off in a few weeks and what better things to pair only great food with great wine and Bordeaux wine producer Dourthe produces an ideal match from its Château Reysson estate in the Haut-Médoc using equal amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The magnificent 2005 vintage from this property punches well above its Crus Bourgeois status at a very affordable price.Heady aromas of juicy blackberries and cedar on the nose are complemented with spicy, black cherry flavours on the palate. A silky texture and rich earthy flavours find a perfect partner in game, and grouse in particular.2005 Château Reysson is currently available at Tesco at circa €15.99 a bottle Facebook NewsNews from the world of wineBy admin – July 22, 2010 444 Linkedin Print Previous articleExotic catering for parties at homeNext articleArts news in brief July 24 admin Twitterlast_img read more

UL launches Women’s Gaelic Players Association scholarships

first_imgNewsUL launches Women’s Gaelic Players Association scholarshipsBy John Keogh – June 5, 2015 927 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSGAAUL Kemmy Business SchoolUniversity of Limerick Previous articleMini ‘Putinland’Next articleOn your bike John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie ICYMI: Billy Lee confirms 40-man Limerick Senior Football Squad for 2021 Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  THE Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick has announced a graduate business scholarship programme for female county GAA players.The KBS-WGPA scholarships will see recipients receive a 50 per cent fee waiver for taught postgraduate programmes at the business school in areas such as economics, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean of the Kemmy Business School and Aoife Lane, WGPA chairperson, signed a memorandum of understanding at the launch of the programme at UL this week.Ms Lane spoke about the close ties between UL and the WGPA, with five of the seven founding members of the association currently or previously affiliated to the university.She added: “Female athletes have an enhanced set of skills and characteristics around leadership, teamwork, respect and hard work that make them particularly suited to study and work in the business industry.”Deirdre Murphy, GAA development officer commented: “UL GAA Club are delighted with the partnership between the WGPA and the Kemmy Business School. Our players are top class sportspeople and this partnership with the KBS endorses the leadership skills, dedication and work ethic that our players display on the field as having huge relevance and transferability to how they perform in an academic and work context.”Attending the event were senior intercounty players Niamh O’Dea (Clare), Julia White (Cork) and Niamh Richardson (Limerick).The WGPA scholarship programme aims to support players in balancing their academic and sporting commitments while representing their county in camogie and ladies football.For further information on the scholarships, email [email protected]center_img WATCH: John Kiely reflects on ‘fair result’ against Tipperary Calling all Limerick GAA Clubs Talking Points: Limerick’s unbeaten run comes to an end as they prepare for All-Ireland final rematch Galway Beat Limerick in Free Ridden Salthill Encounter Linkedin Print Twitter WATCH: Donal Ryan says there is a “great buzz” in the squad as the Ladies Footballer’s gear up for Offaly last_img read more

10 Surprising Things Men Look For in a Wife.

first_img Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships 10 Surprising Things Men Look For in a Wife. by: – July 13, 2011center_img Share By Zoe RudermanReal dudes (in a rather revealing mood) shared what their futures Mrs. must have.When #whoeverImarry starting trending on Twitter, we expected to read a lot of tweets from women sharing their laundry lists for a future husband. And we did. But we also noticed a hell of a lot of dudes sharing their thoughts on what makes a woman wifey material.We rounded up the ones that jumped out at us—either because they were sweet, ridiculous, or just prime examples of male dumbassery—and put them below.Whoever I marry…“…gotta have some big boobs and can’t where panties. So if that ain’t you sorry. You’re not eligable.” —@JuiCyIsMyBOSS (We’re guessing bad spelling isn’t a dealbreaker for him, though.)“…gotta be able to sit back watch ESPN, Good Times, Martin, Wayans Bros on a daily with me” —@PRESiDENTEel“…will be my lover AND my bestfriend it won’t be a perfect relationship, but at least it’ll be REAL” —@iRespectFemales“…has to have all her teeth” —@ItsMePancho“…must have a college degree” —@JuztsayiN“…has to have big boobies and wear makeup” —@beejsarmiento“…better be a big freak. [k]now how spin around n keep the d*** still inside. —@HardBodyDavis“…need[s] to be on my side 100% supporting me as much i support her and help me with my career decisions as i do for her” —@mikey_free“…will be my biggest fan and i will be there biggest fan too” —@Luke1luk“…better not try put the plate in the sink with food still in it .. like how could u be so dutty? Just scrape it out” —@AshaunOConnorAnd here are of a few of our favorite tweets from you ladies…Whoever I marry…“…can not shave/wax his chest, arms or arm pits. That having been said, if necessary he must shave/wax his back.” —@BrandiBelle73“…must understand that if justin bieber HAPPENED to show up one day I cannot be held responsible for my actions” —@emmaaa_louise“…needs to be able to cope with my weridness & my love for #harrypotter” —@kimberleyxo1D“…only wear flat-front pants. I will not tolerate pleats.” —@elliekrupnick“…better be able to handle my crazy without ever calling me crazy.” —@catewhite Alright, your turn. Finish the sentence, “Whoever I marry…” below.by Cosmopolitan.com 30 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Greensburg Community High School hosts ‘Chautauqua’ Thursday

first_imgGreensburg, In. — The Greensburg High School Chautauqua is a program intended to promote diversity among students, faculty, administrators and community members.Thursday ScheduleFrank Grunwald will speak at the Greensburg Community High School at 7:55 a.m. Grunwald is a concentration camp survivor who was held after the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. Grunwald currently lives in Indianapolis and is retired after working as an industrial designer.Jeff Smulyan is the founder and CEO of Emmis Communications, he will speak at 9:55 a.m. As well as a successful businessman, Smulyan also was instrumental in advocating for wireless devices to receive FM radio on smartphones.Bobby Cox, commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association will speak at 11:55 a.m. Cox served as assistant commissioner in 2000 until he was promoted in 2011. He has 21 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator for Carmel Clay Schools.Alison Arngrim will speak at 12:40 p.m. Arngrim is best known for her role as Nellie Oleson on the hit show “Little House on the Prairie” from 1974 until 1981.Irina Margareta Nistor will speak at 1:35 p.m. She is coming from Bucharest to talk about bringing American movies to communist Romania in the 1980s. She is the focus of Netflix documentary called “Chuck Norris vs. Communisim,” that details how she introduced American values and culture to her country more three decades ago.Jamie O’Neal, an award-winning country singer and songwriter, will speak at 2:15 p.m. O’Neal has had No. 1 singles such as “There is No Arizona” and “When I Think About Angels.”Friday ScheduleAt 7:55 a.m. Bob Gimlin of Patterson-Gimlin Film, will talk about the famous short motion picture of the unidentified subject known as “Bigfoot.” Gimlin captured the video in Orleans, California back in 1967. He did not begin speaking publicly about the experience until 2005. .Dr. Peter Larson will speak at 9:55 a.m. Larson is the president of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research. He led the team that excavated the largest and most complete tyrannosaurus rex, “Sue,” ever found. “Sue” is now on display at The Field Museum in Chicago.Beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 8 an evening session including Arngrim, O’Neal, Larson, Gimlin, and Nistor at the Greensburg Community High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5.last_img read more

PICTORIAL: Museveni boosts Cranes ahead of Congo game

first_imgUganda’s chance to lead World Cup qualifying group (click to read)Group ESaturdayUganda v Congo Brazzaville 4pmSundayEgypt v Ghana 7pm ‘Mamma Janet we welcome you to the ministry of education and sports. As football people, we love you’ Eng. Moses Magogo #StateBanquet— Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) November 10, 2016Share on: WhatsApp Museveni does it in front of Cranes players. PHOTOS PPUPICTORIAL: President Yoweri Museveni hosted the Uganda national football team Cranes to a luncheon on Thursday at State House Entebbe to congratulate them upon qualifying for the African Cup Of Nations.“I promise to supplement your allowances and bonuses. I however appeal to you to be good ambassadors of Uganda. You should know that while sports promotes fitness, entertainment and character building, it also promotes the country,” Museveni said, before showing them his football skills.Museveni concluded by wishing the team well in Saturday’s upcoming fixture with Congo Brazzaville in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.The team was led by Sports minister Janet Museveni and FUFA president Moses Magogo.center_img ‘Football has broken the vicious cycles of poverty’ – Eng. Moses Magogo #StateBanquet— Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) November 10, 2016last_img read more