Entertainment / Literature / Aube: A dawn-song or aubade, but specifically one sung by a friend watching over a pair of lovers until dawn to prevent any interruption to their love-making or to cover up the noise of the love-making. Contrast with aubade, above.


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Bouquettraube: Has synonym name Bukettraube. Variety used for mediocre white wine production is grown in France, Germany, Italy, South Africa and Zimbabwe. MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Prachttraube: Has synonym names Jean Mace and Raisin Superbe. (No other details other than it is a white-wine producing variety developed in France and derived from a Boskokisi x Madeleine Royale variety cross. MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Malanstraube: Has synonym names Completer, Lafnetscha, Lindauer and Rauschling Edelweisser. Variety native to Switzerland and used in the Grisons canton region to make aromatic white wine blends with some ageing ab MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Räuberroman: The German term for a picaresque novel. (German, 'Robber-novel') MORE

Pinot Meunier

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Pinot Meunier: (Pronounced 'pee-noh muh-ny-ay'). (a.k.a Meunier). Has over 26 synonym names listed in the Geilweilerhof database. Some common ones are mentioned below. DNA analysis (Franks et al, 'TAG' 2002) has lat MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Serena: No other details other than it is a white-wine producing variety developed at Geisenheim, Germany and derived from a Saperavi Severnyi x (Foster x Prachttraube) complex cultivar cross. Currently under MORE