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Juniper Mold Threatens World Supplies Of Gin
Popular Science ^ | 6-25-2013

Posted on 07/08/2013 7:44:54 AM PDT by markomalley

A fungus-like pathogen, first discovered just five years ago, now is wreaking havoc on juniper trees in the U.K.

This is the first time that this mold, called Phytophthora austrocedrae, has ever been seen in Europe. It threatens a tree that's native to the U.K. and important to ecosystems there. Junipers are known for the berries, which give gin that piney flavor. Most gin companies don't get their juniper berries from the U.K. nowadays, ABC News reports, but the infection may cross onto mainland Europe.

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Time to stock up on Bombay Sapphire before it's too late!
1 posted on 07/08/2013 7:44:54 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Ah, that explains recent events on Nantucket.


2 posted on 07/08/2013 7:47:12 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: markomalley
Juniper berries were the only thing available in England that would overpower the rot-gut liquor they were pumping out for the masses. Its curious that anyone ever considered making a premium gin.
3 posted on 07/08/2013 7:47:59 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: markomalley

As long as the bourbon is OK.


4 posted on 07/08/2013 7:48:02 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: markomalley

5 posted on 07/08/2013 7:48:13 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: markomalley

We got a bumper crop of juniper berries in southern Michigan this year.

One of the good side effects of last summer’s drought. Trees shut down in the drought to conserve energy and have reserve energy for fruit this year. Everything is hanging low under the weight of fruit this year.


6 posted on 07/08/2013 7:48:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

JENNIFER JUNIPER
Donovan

Jennifer Juniper lives upon the hill,
Jennifer Juniper, sitting very still.
Is she sleeping ? I don’t think so.
Is she breathing ? Yes, very low.
Whatcha doing, Jennifer, my love ?
Jennifer Juniper, rides a dappled mare,
Jennifer Juniper, lilacs in her hair.
Is she dreaming ? Yes, I think so.
Is she pretty ? Yes, ever so.
Whatcha doing, Jennifer, my love ?
I’m thinking of what it would be like if she loved me.
You know just lately this happy song it came along
And I like to somehow try and tell you.
Jennifer Juniper, hair of golden flax.
Jennifer Juniper longs for what she lacks.
Do you like her ? Yes, I do, Sir.
Would you love her ? Yes, I would, Sir.
Whatcha doing Jennifer, my love ?
Jennifer Juniper, Jennifer Juniper, Jennifer Juniper.
Jennifer Juniper vit sur la colline,
Jennifer Juniper assise trs tranquille.
Dort-elle ? Je ne crois pas.
Respire-t-elle ? Oui, mais tout bas.
Qu’est-ce que tu fais, Jenny mon amour ?
Jennifer Juniper, Jennifer Juniper, Jennifer Juniper.


7 posted on 07/08/2013 7:57:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: SampleMan
I'm currently reading the 1820 Treatise on food and drink adulteration (from Gutenberg.org). The hard stuff wasn't so bad as say the lead and copper compounds used to color/filter/clean/artificially color/flavor porter, wines and tea leaves.

Gin, for the most part, iirc, had stuff like capsicum, guinea pepper, grains of paradise, etc, to kick up the bite of diluted spirits.

8 posted on 07/08/2013 7:57:38 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

Yum


9 posted on 07/08/2013 8:05:36 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: markomalley

More SHTF news. How much more can we take???


10 posted on 07/08/2013 8:06:36 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: markomalley

Juniper berries are also a flavoring component in some foods such as pastrami.


11 posted on 07/08/2013 8:08:42 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: markomalley

Oh the horror, the worlds supply of demon piss is threatened!


12 posted on 07/08/2013 8:17:04 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Anoreth

You heard it here first.


13 posted on 07/08/2013 8:33:50 AM PDT by Tax-chick (And I'm like, "So we die. Whatever.")
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To: markomalley

Next report will be a glut of Tonic Water.


14 posted on 07/08/2013 8:43:08 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: markomalley
"Time to stock up on Bombay Sapphire before it's too late!"

AMEN!

15 posted on 07/08/2013 8:54:25 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: markomalley

I am surprised this juniper disease isn’t immediately being tied to global warming. However, the disease is related to the blight that caused the Irish potato famine. That blight was helped by cold wet conditions in 1815..dubbed the year without a summer..when global temperatures cooled likely as a result of the eruption of the Tambora volcano the year before.


16 posted on 07/08/2013 8:55:39 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: harpu

I guess I better buy the really big Bombay Sapphire when I go to the store today.


17 posted on 07/08/2013 9:03:54 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Red Badger
'Cute!'

The only thing missing is...

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18 posted on 07/08/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: markomalley

But for gin, there would be no Australia as we know it today.


19 posted on 07/08/2013 9:15:02 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: Calvin Locke

Look up “Beer Street and Gin Lane” by William Hogarth, 1751.

Gin has a checkered history, so be sure to add fresh lime & chilled tonic every time you partake of this devil’s brew of thunder, lightning, hellfire, & damnation.

;^)


20 posted on 07/08/2013 9:29:45 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: markomalley

No!.....NOOOO!!!!!

21 posted on 07/08/2013 9:32:14 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Moldy raisins could account for it!


22 posted on 07/08/2013 10:12:21 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve got some mulberry trees in the back yard that exploded with fruit this year.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 11:38:56 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

One down the street from me is the same way. Good year for raspberries this year too.


24 posted on 07/08/2013 11:51:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: basil; txhurl

Ship that mold to the Texas hill country.


25 posted on 07/08/2013 12:03:20 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

If they ship if here, you can have my portion—LOL! I’m such a t-totaler...can’t stand the taste of anything alcoholic.


26 posted on 07/08/2013 12:25:35 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Read the article again. This mold kills juniper/cedar trees.


27 posted on 07/08/2013 12:57:18 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks markomalley.


28 posted on 07/08/2013 6:36:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: NonValueAdded

My first thought.


29 posted on 07/08/2013 6:37:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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