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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    • WineFashionista’s Beautiful Holiday Gift Guide

      When I’m not drinking wine, I’m obsessed with makeup, lotions and potions and of course, perfume. I’ve been a product junkie ever since I can remember, and my bathroom cabinets are overflowing with skin and hair care and all sorts of beauty products. This year I’ve tried and tested many a cream, and dabbed and spritzed all sorts of fragrances.

      WineFashionista- 3 readers -
    • Seafood Mislabeling: How Prevalent?

      When you go to the local butcher shop, and buy a steak, you'll most likely get exactly what you want. If you want beef, you''ll get it. The store wouldn't confuse the issue and mislabel pork or venison as beef. They wouldn't do it with poultry either, so if you want chicken, you'll get it and not duck or quail instead. However, when it comes to seafood, the issue is far from clear cut.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -
  • Italian Indigenous Varieties: Garganega from Veneto

    …. The other 30% can be Trebbiano, Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay. Garganega is a vigorous grape variety and in the past was used to make mass market wines. That trend has completely changed and the grape is now used to make elegant, age worthy wines. Many producers are worthy of note. Eric Asimov of the New York Times wrote this piece earlier this year on Soave…

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  • Holiday Coctails with NON GMO Zulka

    … the glasses in the brandy and then the cinnamon sugar. Add a few apple slices to each glass. Set aside. Pour the remaining cinnamon sugar in a large pitcher. Add the apple cider and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Top with the brandy and wine and mix. Add the rest of the apples. Chill until ready to serve. Add the sparkling cider right before serving…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 7 readers -
  • A Special Tribute To An Organic Vineyard Owner — Al Bechthold

    … for this block — organic and dry-farmed — but was not encumbered with any other direction or recipe on what or how to do it. The years since have been a tremendous learning experience that continues to this day. I have learned to go from being a reactive farmer (as many of us still are, and are often forced to be) into a deliberate, calculated planner…

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

    … from France to Chile was thought to be Merlot, DNA evidence discovered years ago that it was, in fact, another grape, Carmenere. This particular example from Casillero del Diablo was inky purple in the glass and exhibited intense aromas of black cherry, purple fruit, sweet spice, and dark chocolate. Dry and balanced, the oaky Carmenere with its deep…

    Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiencesin Merlot- 1 readers -
  • What Wines Did King David Drink?

    … Reviews of Shiloh Legend II 2010 and several Speyburn Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week October 23, 2014 Although the biblical texts are replete with references to wine, the exact varietals employed to create these libations remain a mystery. From the seventh century Islamic conquest…

  • 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

    … claimed that Portugal possesses more indigenous grapes than any other country in the world. There are currently about 250 known indigenous grapes in Portugal, and each year, scientists discover about 3-4 new grapes through DNA analysis of grapes in old vineyards. Domingos believes there could eventually be about 400 indigenous grapes in Portugal…

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

    … companies. DEFINITIONS: Non-GMO project ~ Genetically modified organism: “plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.” Science Daily ~ Cross breeding: Classical…

    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?

    … Buck Chuck) sold through Trader Joe’s retail outlets, “recently passed 60 million cases in total sales which comes to 720 million bottles.” Even though it seems to “win” occasional tasting events, it is conventionally accepted that there is little, if any, discernable varietal character, let alone tipicity to be found those wines. It is simply…

    TomBarrasWineCommentaryin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
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