Entertainment / Literature / Cadel: (Dutch cadel and/or French cadeau, meaning 'a gift, a little something extra') A small addition or 'extra' item added to an initial letter. Common cadels include pen-drawn faces or grotesques. Examples include the faces appearing in the initial letters of the Lansdowne 851 manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Muscadelle: (a.k.a Muscadelle de Bordelais). Semi-classic grape grown in the Gaillac region of France, about 100 miles southeast of Bordeaux, and used in local white sweet wine blends. Incorrectly called Sauvigno MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Moscadelletto: Medieval Tuscan grape variety still grown in minute commercial quantity. Used in producing a somewhat rustic, amber-colored 'frizzante' series of sweet wines in the Montalcino DOC of Tuscany, Italy. MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Muscat: Another 'c├ępage' family of clone varieties, making both red and white wines. Most are of the muscat type, having the unique aromatic character commonly associated with muscat wines. These include the MORE