A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to effect reproduction, usually by providing a mechanism for the union of sperm with eggs. Flowers may facilitate outcrossing (fusion of sperm and eggs from different individuals in a population) or allow selfing (fusion of sperm and egg from the same flower). Some flowers produce diaspores without fertilization (parthenocarpy). Flowers contain sporangia and are the site where gametophytes develop. Flowers give rise to fruit and seeds.
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    • Try This Wine Before It Disappears

      A small wine region in Northern Italy might lose 25% of it’s vineyards to a planned railway expansion. The region is called Lugana and it’s located along the southern banks of Lake Garda very close to Verona. Lugana focuses on a white grape they call Turbiana (which is a bit of a mystery, I’ll explain below) for both sparkling and still wines.

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 4 readers -
    • Indie Wines – The Paso Garagiste Festival 2014

      Photo by Tom Lake I recently returned from two days at the Paso Garagiste Festival. This is the event’s fourth year, and it has grown leaps and bounds since I wrote about the inaugural event in 2011. That year, 44 wineries participated in a one-day event; now it is a four day event. This year 60 wineries alone poured on Saturday, November 8 at the Grand Tasting; another 19 wi ...

      WineFashionista- 8 readers -
    • The Most Interesting Wines Of 2014

      The Most Interesting Wines of the Year – some of the more thought-provoking discussion here on these virtual pages have come courtesy of this annual list, compiled with a not insignificant amount of effort on my part in looking back on the crap-ton of wines that I had the pleasure (mostly, anyway) to have tasted over the last twelve months.

      1 Wine Dudein Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • December to Remember: Wine Round Up

    …. 2012 50 Harvests Meritage – big notes of rich berry, cola, fig, flowers, earth and chocolate. This was great today, but would age nicely. 2012 Murphy Goode Operation Homefront – this wine is so approachable with big juicy fruit. I love the story of this wine. For every bottle sold, Murphy-Goode will donate 50 cents to Operation Homefront…

    Dallas Wine Chick- 3 readers -
  • Chianti Classico - Three More Bottles From 1964

    …. Very good. 86p (tasted 2014/12) 1964 Chianti Classico, Fattoria di Montagliari The last but not the least! A warm, finely tuned and mature nose with notes of ripe red and black cherries, pipe tobacco, thyme, sweet flowers and expensive soap. Deep and fine. A very fine maturity. Very, very good. The taste is warm, spicy and mature with notes of ripe…

    Barolista- 4 readers -
  • 2009 Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut OMG OMG OMG it’s...

    … 2009 Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut OMG OMG OMG it’s almost Christmas! Time to share some lovely bubbly with Santa! Nice tiny bubbles on this one. Yellow flowers, lemon, custard, hint of mango, chalk, and pineapple on the nose. Super smooth and lovely on the palate with a slight tingle from the mousse (bubbles). More prominent stone…

    Shiba Sommelier- 3 readers -
  • Opus One Revisit 2014

    … making this wine had represented his notion of a "classic" Opus One, based on his experiences tasting vintages 1979 - 2000. 2007 Opus One - intoxicating, liqueur'ish aromatics of sweet fragrant flowers and berries. Palate: riper, sweeter, hotter. Very flashy. As ripe as '03, but better balance and refinement. This was the first time Michael had co…

    Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
  • Le Nez Du Vin by Jean Lenoir for your favorite wine enthusiast

    … to be the beginning. Besides the tiny bottles with the essence of wine aromas, this kit has flash cards, too; beginning with fruits and berries, nuts and flowers, honey and vegetables, lees and trees, hay and spices, leather and musk…. it continues with coffee, chocolate, and smoke. There are many kits available; the one that I have is the best…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blogin Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Holiday Wine, Part 2 – More Sparkling Wines

    …, with wisps of almond, cherry, and white raspberry. Well knit and oh-so-drinkable. Marché Bacchus price: $55.99 (December 2014) Wine Lines rating: 91 NV Pierre Péters “Cuvée de Réserve” Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne A classic Champagne nose – in all of the good ways. Toast, lees, bread, nuts and red apple aromas and flavors show good complexity…

    Wine Lines- 3 readers -
  • Wine of the Day December 21, 2014

    …, crunchy stones/gravel and white flowers leading to a sizzling palate of lemon/lime, bitter green melon, peach flesh and quince. There is a white tea, and oyster shell note that lingers with a hint of tropical essence that flitters in the background and it finishes briskly, dusty dry and salty, look for more fleshy qualities to come as it fills out… 3 readers -
  • Southbrook Transitions (Niagara) - Wine Reviews

    Tonight's wines are from Southbrook Vineyards' and appropriately part of their "Transitions" line as they are all currently undergoing transition to organic certification. All of the grapes for these wines were handpicked. These wines are available to licensees only, via Trialto Wine Group - look for them in restaurants, as they are not available at the LCBO.

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 3 readers -
  • 2010 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling...

    … 2010 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese Paying homage to the Santa of wine with this lovely late-harvest German Riesling by Joh. Jos. Prüm. Lovely, complex nose and palate of cashews, candied lime peel, Meyer lemon, yellow flowers, honey, and slate. Incredible balance and sweetness with an amazingly tart and not sweet finish. 4/5 bones $$$ Riesling 8.5% abv Bernkastel (Mosel), GERMANY …

    Shiba Sommelierin Riesling- 3 readers -
  • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

    … to experience this as well. These 5 Star wines that I tasted this year I think will do that for you. Please share these wines with family and friends. A great Christmas/holiday gift to give or receive. Below are my tasting notes from the year for these wines. Enjoy! My 5 Star Rated Wines White and Sparkling Wines Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Trimbach Alsace Pinot Blanc, 2011

    Trimbach ranks at the very top of my Alsace hierarchy. I have fond memories of the Chicago Wine Society auction/tasting back in the early 90s when Jean Trimbach showed up to chat with buyers and pass around full glasses of his Clos St. Hu ...

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budget- 8 readers -
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