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Saving the grapes of Raqa

Ak - Since she fled her home near the jihadist stronghold of Raqa in northern Syria more than a month ago, Warda al-Jassem has been impatient to return -- to water her vine.

Improving the wines of the world through DNA analysis

What makes one wine a great one and another a mediocre one? The constituent elements can be broken down: grapes, soil, bottling and so on. What about at the biological level? Scientists have been examining the DNA.

Mutations account for variations in grape color

Variations in the color of wine grapes of the Pinot family are due to naturally-occurring genetic mutations. These mutations switch certain genes on and off according to a new study.

Soil microbes influence grape and wine quality

Researchers have studied the microbial composition of a wine grapevine. The examination unearthed the fact that the microbes found in grapes, on leaves and flowers are derived from the microbes found in the plant's roots.

That glass of white wine you're holding may actually be a red

San Michele - Is there such a thing as white wine? A new scientific survey has revealed that white grapes also contain the pigments that give red wine its color.

Scientists getting closer to beating grape disease

Rochester - Scientists report that they are close to cracking the genetic code of crown gall tumor disease, which affects grape production. From this, the science team hope that vineyards and the wine industry will see fewer losses of vines due to infection.

TopFinds: Cold damaging grapes, the rise and fall of Flappy Bird

Read about the extremely cold weather in Ontario hurting Ontario grape production. Find out why the smartphone game Flappy Bird caused such major buzz. Why are activists in India facing a lawsuit by Dow? Learn more in this week's TopFinds.

Chile leading world exports of several fruit and seafood products

Although copper remains Chile's largest commodity export (60 percent), food exports from Chile are increasing with several products such as fresh grapes, blueberries and salmon leading exports in world markets.

Grapes infested with Black Widow Spiders found in some states

Black Widows have been discovered in grapes across the states of Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

Worker crushed by 5,000 kilos of falling grapes in Spain

Ciudad Real - The accident happened in a warehouse in Tomelloso in Ciudad Real, Castile-la Mancha, Spain. Rescue workers tried to save the man, without success.

Study: Eating blueberries, grapes and apples cuts diabetes risk

Eating certain types of fruits, such as grapes, blueberries and apples can greatly reduce the chance of getting diabetes, according to a study. Researchers from Harvard, however, found out that drinking fruit juice can increase the risk.

Gene study aims to improve wine quality

A study of grapevine berries grown in different Italian vineyards has identified the genes that help the plants best against environmental change. This could lead to improved wine production.

Valuable grapes stolen from German winery

Thieves took a harvesting machine into the fields of a Germany winery and got away with several tons of Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder) grapes.

Thieves steal 30 tonnes of grapes in France

Thieves equipped with a grape-harvesting machine and a lorry got away with tonnes of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a remote vineyard in France.

New Research Yields Latest Age-Defying Drug

Recently, evolutionary biologists were left scratching their heads when a single chemical was deemed responsible for increasing the lifespan of several species of laboratory specimens.

Woman finds black widow spider in Costco grapes

Judy Reardon found a nasty surprise in a 4 pound box of Costco grapes. A spider. A black widow spider. She put it in a jar. The husband is keeping it for some reason. Check your grapes carefully.

Coming soon To a Wine Cellar Near You: Vin De Pays From Egypt

GIANACLIS, Egypt (dpa) - When Sebastien Boudry first set foot in the Egyptian winery Gianaclis two years ago, the young wine expert from Bordeaux was shocked.In the wine cellar's so-called cold-storage chambers temperatures reached up to 40 degrees Cel...
 

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Grape vines at the Eden project. Nearby a tasty English sparkling wine is crafted.
Grape vines at the Eden project. Nearby a tasty English sparkling wine is crafted.
Help! Grasshoppers are destroying our grapes!
Help! Grasshoppers are destroying our grapes!
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The Chacma baboon is found throughout southern Africa.
The Chacma baboon is found throughout southern Africa.
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The grapes are beginning to grow.
The grapes are beginning to grow.
Grapes - almost ready reading for picking
Grapes - almost ready reading for picking
In this file photo Britain s Prince Charles samples ice wine produced at the Niagara College Teachin...
In this file photo Britain's Prince Charles samples ice wine produced at the Niagara College Teaching Winery in Niagara-On-The-Lake, November 5, 2009
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Winemaker hand picks frozen ice-wine grapes at Konzelmann Estate Wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Winemaker hand picks frozen ice-wine grapes at Konzelmann Estate Wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Muscadine grapes at Post Vineyards.  Altus  Arkansas
Muscadine grapes at Post Vineyards. Altus, Arkansas
Muscadine grapes at the Post Vineyards.  Altus  Ark.
Muscadine grapes at the Post Vineyards. Altus, Ark.
Grapes on the vine  view from underneath  at Post Vineyards.  Altus  Arkansas
Grapes on the vine, view from underneath, at Post Vineyards. Altus, Arkansas

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