African grape

African grape

offensive slang A watermelon. A reference to the stereotype of black people having an affinity for watermelon. (As former African-American slaves grew and sold watermelons following the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the fruit became representative of their freedom and was then used as a demeaning stereotype by whites who opposed that freedom.)
See also: African, grape

African grape

verb
See also: African, grape
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Along the journey, guests can marvel at the sight of giraffes, zebras and antelope, while sipping on curated South African grape beverages.
Speaking at the same launch, the Director of Export Promotion at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Luke Govender said with the launch of a proudly South African grape type, the role of innovation is crucial in that it creates new competitive and comparative advantages as well as opportunities for economic growth in South Africa.
The Orange River region has broken through the 20m carton barrier and could well be the leading South African grape region when the dust settles on the 2016/17 season.
And like all the best fairy stories this one has a happy ending - because although it has taken a long time for this South African grape to outgrow its youthful awkwardness, it is now widely accepted as a world-class variety.
Naturally, it held huge novelty value for foreign consumers when South Africa reentered the global market in the 1990s; everyone wanted to try wine from this typically South African grape. To build on this interest the Pinotage Association was formed, its agenda being to research, improve wine quality, and promote Pinotage.
For years, I never peeled a South African grape and nary a drop of Cape wine passed my lips.
In tonight's show Jilly and fellow booze expert Oz Clarke sample the final result of the sunny South African grape harvest as well as redressing the balance with a healthy vegetable and fruit drink.
First taste releases a stewed cherry flavour with a little heat that is normally associated with this South African grape variety which is a cross-between Pinot Noir and Cinsault.
Dusty South African grape variety dusted off here in home territory by an Aussie winemaker who picks the grapes very ripe for max attack in the fruit department .
The first 115 pages cover the history of the South African grape and wine industry, the regions planted to grapes, the elements of viticulture, including handsome color photographs of the major varieties, and some detailed information on the history of their growth in South Africa.
1998: Supermarkets were put on alert afterblack widow spiders were discovered in a shipment of African grapes. 1999: It was reported that 89 different species of parrot were under threat from extinction.
1998: Supermarkets were alerted after black widow spiders were discovered in a shipment of African grapes.
van Velden decided to investigate the authenticity of those claims, and to analyze and compare certain South African grapes and wines for the presence of possible biological active ingredients to explain some of the cardioprotective effects, as well as their anti-carcinogenic chemopreventive power.
Also, a chemical analysis was done for the identification of the antioxidant flavonoids-quercitin, catechin and epicatechin-and to determine whether salicylic acid and acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin) were present in South African grapes and wines.
Also, a chemical analysis was done for the identification of the antioxidant flavonoids - quercitin, catechin and epicatechin-and to determine whether salicylic acid and acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin) were present in South African grapes and wines.
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