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The Essence of Wine: Oranges

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch A fruit, a color. By its name, we shall know it well. From the ancient Dravidian and Sanskrit we receive the root naari, which means fragrant, and begets the name nagarugam, for the sweet fruit whose origins are lost in time. The Persians borrowed these narangs and carried them to Spain, where the Moors left their naranja groves, and to Italy where a bit of arangia went a long way in Latin, and became the precious arancia in Italian.
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Food & Drink / Wine : Vinography (3 years ago)

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Food & Drink / Wine : Vinography (3 years ago)

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