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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    • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      The best part of Halloween is seeing the costumes. At a party, you never know what people will dress as. Last week-end I saw a zombie Fred Flintstone, an Oompa Loompa and a Spy vs. Spy. But the most surprising costumes were the Downton Abbey couple. She was dressed as a chauffeur and he as the maid, the 6′ 5”, full-bearded maid. Part of the fun of costumes parties are the surprises.

      From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love- 7 readers -
  • The raw kitchen

    …. Some of the seats are recycled from old TransPerth buses and on each table a small pot of native flowers. The food is obviously raw and fresh and for a meat lover, a welcome change. The pictured live pizza and salad $17. Beyond the usual kale and fruit smoothies, they have a surprisingly good wine list which reflects the philosophy of the food. Think Domaine Lucci, Didi, Lethbridge, KT, Si vinters. . . Click here for the original context …

    Wino sapien- 1 readers -
  • One of the Greatest Northern Rhone Reds I Have Ever Tasted

    … as $43.99 a 3-pack (this or older vintages not available in the USA), and I am very very lucky to get this with the 2012 red. This is 100% Marsanne from very old vines, with the oldest being planted in 1920 and the average age being 62 years. The wine is stunning and lives up to the Berceau moniker. Hazelnut, white flowers and discreet use of oak…

    Lyle Fass/ Rockss and Fruitin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Wine of the Day November 26, 2014

    …, but is a nicely detailed wine with it’s own charms and beauty. While most people know Domaine Clusel-Roch for their Cote-Rotie and Condrieu the winery also does a few Gamay wines, including a rose even, and this Traboules is a delicious, almost Rhone like, example of this Beaujolais varietal. While a bit weird, this intriguing wine is wickedly cool… -
  • Dominus + Napanook Wine Tasting 2011 to 1991 Vertical

    … was a difficult vintage. It was cooler all summer, until August 24th, when the temperature jumped to 107F! It burned a lot of grapes. This wine is made of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% of Petit Verdot, a rare combination here. On the nose, you get the typical aromas of the varietal, like currants and cedar wood, but also some menthol and eucalyptus…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Cover crops in the vineyards

    … Cover crops grow beautifully between the vines in the Napa Valley Cover crops in the vineyards It is cover crop time in the wine country. During the late Fall and into the Winter, the vines drop their leaves and the rain falls. Now is the time to observe the variety of cover crops growing between the vines in vineyards throughout California’s…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 1 readers -
  • 2012 Sea Smoke “Sea Spray” Sparkling Wine, Santa Rita Hills

    … in cool, salt-edged breezes. The second wave of scents delivers perfumed white flowers, tangy citrus, and fresh baked bread. Once in the mouth, it blossoms into juicy flavors of Red Delicious apple, cherry pit, and fresh raspberry. The mouthfeel has an effervescent, creamy presentation. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes from the Sea Smoke Estate…

    Wine Lines- 2 readers -
  • Mother Muscat

    … be bottled as Muscat d’Alsace and eastern Europe. Austria’s Neusiedlersee and Neusiedlersee-Hügelland are known for sweet, botrytis-affected wines produced using Mucat Ottonel (here known as “Muskat Ottonel”). Hungary uses the grapes, mainly as blending partners, in both sweet and dry wines. Other plantings are found in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia…

    The Bubbly Professor- 1 readers -
  • the artistry behind NakedWines

    … is a superbly crafted articulation of Lake County and of the varietal. Truly, one of the best California Sauv-Blancs I’ve ever had; the bouquet has layers of small white flowers and summer gardens in bloom to balance the austerely elegant granite and slate mineral backbone. Enamel-peeling full lemon zest acid somehow seem perfectly balanced yet crave a New…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • 2008 Red Mountain Bell´ Villa Vineyard Syrah, Goedhart Family

    After tasting the 2010 version of this wine I noticed that the state monopoly also had the 2008. Some keystrokes later I had ordered a few bottles. Time to pull a cork! 2010 Bell´ Villa Vineyard Syrah, Goedhart Family This has a fine, medium deep, creamy nose with notes of veal meat, plums, white pepper, lavender and some wild raspberries. Some smoky note after a while.

    Barolista- 5 readers -
  • Thanksgiving wines with a big thank you ~ The Whites

    … yellow in color and has aromas of golden delicious apples and delicate flowers, which all follows into to an explosion of vibrant fruit on your palate. I see this one accompanying your aperitifs, and prepping your palate for more delicious foods to follow. APPETIZERS: 2010 Grape House Chardonnay Lodi ~ from the DeCosta Family Vineyard. The name Grape…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • Marché Bacchus Wine Lunches, Year 2

    … the past year, Marche Bacchus has done just that – get better. A big part of the reason is Executive Chef Jose Aleman. He crafted the menu for the luncheon event, and the meal was outstanding. There were two choices for each of the three courses. I will list the ones I had for lunch – others at the table had the remaining dishes, to similar rave…

    Wine Linesin Cabernet Franc- 3 readers -