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Message 649778 - Posted: 27 Sep 2007, 19:25:21 UTC

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070927/ap_on_re_eu/france_grape_genome

By JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 33 minutes ago

PARIS - Critics who praise the "complexity" of red Burgundy and Champagne are on target.
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A team of French and Italian researchers has mapped the genome of the pinot noir grape, used to make bubbly and many red wines from France's Burgundy region and around the world — and it has about 30,000 genes in its DNA. That's more than the human genome, which contains some 20,000 to 25,000 genes.
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Message 650957 - Posted: 29 Sep 2007, 17:58:28 UTC
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So that's why they're chock full of flavorliciousness.
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Message 652726 - Posted: 2 Oct 2007, 6:09:24 UTC

Times like this I wish I still drank!!!

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Message 652765 - Posted: 2 Oct 2007, 9:38:04 UTC

What about Pinot Grigio from Friuli?
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Message 652775 - Posted: 2 Oct 2007, 10:29:04 UTC
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I don't know tullio,

Maybe you can find something on that in the article below. I have not had the honor of drinking many fine wines. Perhaps in my future, when old and grey, I will put my drinking shoes back on. Perhaps I will not reach that golden age.

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Message 652792 - Posted: 2 Oct 2007, 11:24:51 UTC - in response to Message 652775.

I don't know tullio,

Maybe you can find something on that in the article below. I have not had the honor of drinking many fine wines. Perhaps in my future, when old and grey, I will put my drinking shoes back on. Perhaps I will not reach that golden age.

:D

I am 72 and have been drinking wine all my life. They say red wine is better for your arteries but still I drink Pinot, Tocai and Sauvignon from Friuli. But I never tasted Picolit, it is too expensive. Cheers.
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Message 652916 - Posted: 2 Oct 2007, 21:19:27 UTC - in response to Message 652792.

I don't know tullio,

Maybe you can find something on that in the article below. I have not had the honor of drinking many fine wines. Perhaps in my future, when old and grey, I will put my drinking shoes back on. Perhaps I will not reach that golden age.

:D

I am 72 and have been drinking wine all my life. They say red wine is better for your arteries but still I drink Pinot, Tocai and Sauvignon from Friuli. But I never tasted Picolit, it is too expensive. Cheers.
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Perhaps it is a marketing ploy,

I notice many ancient religious paintings feature people with grapes the size of bowling balls. Some being stolen from the giants who are recorded in the Bible. All through the Bible and into ancient Greece, they have been revered. Maybe there is something to it.

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Message 653473 - Posted: 3 Oct 2007, 16:55:15 UTC - in response to Message 652792.

I don't know tullio,

Maybe you can find something on that in the article below. I have not had the honor of drinking many fine wines. Perhaps in my future, when old and grey, I will put my drinking shoes back on. Perhaps I will not reach that golden age.

:D

I am 72 and have been drinking wine all my life. They say red wine is better for your arteries but still I drink Pinot, Tocai and Sauvignon from Friuli. But I never tasted Picolit, it is too expensive. Cheers.
Tullio

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Message 653478 - Posted: 3 Oct 2007, 17:07:27 UTC - in response to Message 653473.

I don't know tullio,

Maybe you can find something on that in the article below. I have not had the honor of drinking many fine wines. Perhaps in my future, when old and grey, I will put my drinking shoes back on. Perhaps I will not reach that golden age.

:D

I am 72 and have been drinking wine all my life. They say red wine is better for your arteries but still I drink Pinot, Tocai and Sauvignon from Friuli. But I never tasted Picolit, it is too expensive. Cheers.
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I'll be looking for you in Valhalla.........

No, they serve only beer!
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Message 658024 - Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 22:29:20 UTC - in response to Message 653478.

I don't know tullio,

Maybe you can find something on that in the article below. I have not had the honor of drinking many fine wines. Perhaps in my future, when old and grey, I will put my drinking shoes back on. Perhaps I will not reach that golden age.

:D

I am 72 and have been drinking wine all my life. They say red wine is better for your arteries but still I drink Pinot, Tocai and Sauvignon from Friuli. But I never tasted Picolit, it is too expensive. Cheers.
Tullio

I'll be looking for you in Valhalla.........

No, they serve only beer!


Back to genetics--Do you know that we humans may have a 40% match of DNA with certain weeds--it shows how life had a common ancestry--all forms of life.

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Message 658025 - Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 22:29:22 UTC - in response to Message 653478.
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I don't know tullio,

Maybe you can find something on that in the article below. I have not had the honor of drinking many fine wines. Perhaps in my future, when old and grey, I will put my drinking shoes back on. Perhaps I will not reach that golden age.

:D

I am 72 and have been drinking wine all my life. They say red wine is better for your arteries but still I drink Pinot, Tocai and Sauvignon from Friuli. But I never tasted Picolit, it is too expensive. Cheers.
Tullio

I'll be looking for you in Valhalla.........

No, they serve only beer!


Back to wine: I am now poor so the wife and I are drinking some very nice Australian wines-Try the Alice White Chardonnay--Even here in Tennessee (high sin taxes) it can sell for as little as 7.99 per 1.5 liter. It drinks very well while you are preparing dinner on a nice autumn afternoon--goes well with fish, rissotto, chicken Marsala and some great crab cakes or King crab.--Enjoy
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Message 658271 - Posted: 12 Oct 2007, 8:14:39 UTC - in response to Message 658025.

I don't know tullio,

Maybe you can find something on that in the article below. I have not had the honor of drinking many fine wines. Perhaps in my future, when old and grey, I will put my drinking shoes back on. Perhaps I will not reach that golden age.

:D

I am 72 and have been drinking wine all my life. They say red wine is better for your arteries but still I drink Pinot, Tocai and Sauvignon from Friuli. But I never tasted Picolit, it is too expensive. Cheers.
Tullio

I'll be looking for you in Valhalla.........

No, they serve only beer!


Back to wine: I am now poor so the wife and I are drinking some very nice Australian wines-Try the Alice White Chardonnay--Even here in Tennessee (high sin taxes) it can sell for as little as 7.99 per 1.5 liter. It drinks very well while you are preparing dinner on a nice autumn afternoon--goes well with fish, rissotto, chicken Marsala and some great crab cakes or King crab.--Enjoy

It is cheaper than my Vini del Collio whites (about 8 euros for a bottle which is half of yours in capacity). But the money is well spent. For non Italians, Collio is a foothill region in NE Italy, with excellent wines.
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Message 658365 - Posted: 12 Oct 2007, 13:32:18 UTC

Funny, people care more about the wine. Maybe that's because they can feel the wine personally. When you sit in a chair by a river in a golden autumn dusk, wind kisses the face, kids play not far away, a red wine in a table before you, who will notice the genes. :)

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