Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Zymurgy

Zymurgy is the branch of applied science with relates to fermentation in brewing, winemaking and the creation of other alcoholic drinks.

Cheers!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas, jolly holiday, happy hogmanay and wonderful new year.

14 comments:

Rosemary Gemmell said...

What a word! Wishing you and yours all the very best too, Patsy!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - as Rosemary says ... what a word .. but so interesting to be 'told' about .. I like the bubbly stuff! You too - have a lovely time with all the festive spirit ... cheers Hilary

Maggie May said...

A very seasonal word, but who would have thought it? I'm still puzzling how to say it. Maybe after a few drinks it doesn't matter! Thanks for all your entertaining posts throughout the year Patsy and a very happy Christmas to you and Gary.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

a guy's gotta learn every day

Hogmanay (Scots: [ˌhoɡməˈneː], Scottish English: [ˌhɔɡməˈneː] hog-mə-nay) is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner. It is normally followed by further celebration on the morning of New Year's Day (1 January) or, in some cases, 2 January—a Scottish Bank Holiday.

The origins of Hogmanay are unclear, but may be derived from Norse and Gaelic observances. Customs vary throughout Scotland, and usually include gift-giving and visiting the homes of friends and neighbours, with special attention given to the first-foot, the first guest of the new year.

oscar case said...

Am hoping I have "zymurgy" to get through New Year's Eve. Yuk-yuk! Thanks to Mr. Wheeler for the explanation of hogmanay.

Carolb said...

Merry Christmas, Patsy, and a wonderful 2016.

Keith Havers said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Patsy.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Rosemary. Hope you're having fun.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Hilary. We're enjoying our trip - and wine!

Patsy said...

I suspect pronounciation is easier after a few sips of your favourite drink, Maggie.

Patsy said...

I'm an education to you, aren't I Mac? ;-)

Patsy said...

Hope you do too, Oscar.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Carol!

Patsy said...

Thank you, Keith.