Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms and many viruses. DNA is a nucleic acid; alongside proteins and carbohydrates, nucleic acids compose the three major macromolecules essential for all known forms of life. Most DNA molecules consist of two biopolymer strands coiled around each other to form a double helix. The two DNA strands are known as polynucleotides since they are composed of simpler units called nucleotides.
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    • A Special Tribute To An Organic Vineyard Owner — Al Bechthold

      Al Bechthold Bechthold Vineyards is the oldest continuously-farmed vineyard in Lodi, originally planted in 1886. It’s only 25 acres, but the grapes are highly prized by clients like Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon, Abe Schoener of Scholium Project and Turley Wine Cellars. Kevin Phillips of Michael-David Winery continues to farm this plot organically.

      Organic Wine Journal- 3 readers -
    • Affordable Wines from Greece and Chile – It’s the Weekend!

      The weekend is upon us and you may have your favorite, expensive bottle ready to open. But there is more than enough space on the wine bar to open a few bottles of wine under or around $20. It’s always fun for me to taste then suggest wines that are at or around that reasonable price range. I hope you find the affordable wines reviewed below interesting enough to purchase an ...

      Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiencesin Merlot- 1 readers -
    • Tasting Mortlach Rare Old, 18 Years Old, and 25 Years Old with Georgie Bell

      Mortlach, “The Beast of Dufftown,” is a storied Speyside distillery that has a long reputation as the maker of a connoisseur’s whisky. For years, single malt from Mortlach has been hard to come by; most of its production has been destined for inclusion in blends like Johnnie Walker. But demand for single malts continues to rise, so a couple of years ago, current owner Diageo a ...

      Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com- 1 readers -
  • What Wines Did King David Drink?

    … team are utilizing modern technology (including DNA sequencing) to determine if there are any of these ancient grapes still growing in the region. They have previously identified nearly 100 unique types of indigenous grapes growing wild in Israel, with at least 10 of these considered appropriate for winemaking. If the testing correlates a wild…

  • The prettiest Bumba

    … ago when she changed genus once more to Maraca pulcherrimaklaasi. And now, only months later, it's happened again. So for now this is Bumba pulcherrimaklaasi. How many weeks until it jumps to yet another genus? But whatever this is, it is IMO an uncommonly beautiful terrestrial. But I can't wait for DNA studies to become cheaper so we could finally make sense of taxonomy and spiders.…

    Repository of Useless Information- 1 readers -
  • José Maria da Fonseca: Portuguese Pride

    …. The Periquita brand, which was started in 1850, is the oldest table wine in Portugal which is still available in the market. The winery has bottles in their cellar dating back to around 1880. They currently produce about 100,000 cases of this wine, and its primary market is Sweden, and they have crafted the wine to appeal to their tastes…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 2 readers -
  • Are Genetically Modified grape vines ever going to be good for wine?

    … so long? One reason might be the fact that biotech corporations like Monsanto seem to be above the government and influence policy, but thankfully these things are changing. Big Island, Hawaii has recently banned all GMO products and bio-tech company products. Various bills calling for moratoria on GE food include Vermont, North Dakota, Boulder…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 22 – Croatian specialities

    … the island of Šolta. True Zinfandel originates here in Croatia where it grows in tiny amounts on the Dalmatian coast where it is known as Crljenak Kaštelanski . The even rarer and older Tribidrag has exactly the same DNA and is thought to be the same grape. I had been to Croatia before, not on a wine trip as it happens, but wine gets consumed even…

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 5 readers -
  • Must a wine be true to or representative of its type?

    …, they express themselves quite differently when bottled. They are as much alike as the svelte, mucho-attractive, actress Ashley Judd and her singing, Reubenesque, half-sister Wynonna Judd. While the DNA link is there, their very visible, personal characteristics are displayed quite differently. Except for those originating in Italy’s Alto Adige region…

    TomBarrasWineCommentaryin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • Yeast odd-balls: Trying to understand flor

    … the subject of 34 studies published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. Even still, how and why flor come and go isn’t something we understand well, and neither is what exactly makes flor yeast flor in the first place. Wine microbiology research is often very local: researchers study the vineyards and wines near them (they’re…

    The Wine-o-scope- 4 readers -
  • New Jersey Wineries Are Bringing Home The Bling.

    … with Pennsylvanians anyway. Ultimately it’s the quality of New Jersey wines and not the nomenclature that’s making people sit up and take notice. According to the GSWGA, in recent years New Jersey wines have consistently fared well against California wines in the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. So well in fact that New Jersey…

    Don Carter/ winesnark.comin Cabernet Franc Merlot- 4 readers -
  • DNA tests don’t do anything, or, how to read wine science news

    … a Wine-Searcher brief about new French technology to identify the geographic origin and species of barrel oak. But, really, the article is about the French asserting that they’re better than everyone else. The first three sentences of the piece outline, in very general terms, what the DNA tests do: researchers have genetically profiled enough oak…

    The Wine-o-scope- 4 readers -
  • Review: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Years Old

    … to be entirely aged in ex-bourbon casks. While it’s got Glenfiddich DNA through and through, this is a powerful spirit from the Speyside giant. The nose is intense with fruit — pears, apricots, and a dollop of orange blossom honey to sweeten things up. Fairly light oak notes emerge here as well. The body is a powerhouse to match the big nose…

    Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com- 6 readers -
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