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Wine Review:2011 Umani Ronchi Podere Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Drink to me Only with Thine Eyes-Played by Dr. Murad Abel The Umani Ronchi version of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is an Italian import ready to drink dark red wine. Aroma is high pitched with an obvious grape core. There is a level of light oxidization on the glass and slow tears that represent its 13% alcohol content. It can be described as hardy smooth with high tannin and low acidity. Taste includes grape, plumb and cherry. It is bright in flavor and holds its aftertaste on the back of the tongue. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is made from the Montepulciano wine grape grown in only four regions of Italy. According to Italian wine laws, it can only be produced as a rose wine with a maximum mix of 85% Montepulciano and 15% of Sangiovese. The wine has growth density allowances and minimum alcohol requirements. Generally, such wines are low acid, tannic and maintain a spicy flavor. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is made in the eastern coast of central Italy. Wine making in the region dat

Motivation and Innovation: Pro-Social Problem Solving

The nature of work and the organization is changing. As this work becomes dynamic, uncertain, knowledge orientated, and ever adjusting it will rely more heavily on creative ideas of employees (George, 2007). Intrinsic motivation and innovation have important associations that should not be overlooked by organizational researchers. It is through this internal motivation that new ideas and concepts become born through associating and connecting new information in unique ways to solve larger problems. Intrinsic motivation refers to the desire to expend effort based upon one's interests and enjoyment of the tasks being performed (Ryan & Deci, 2000). It is an internal desire for self-fulfillment, development, and accomplishment outside of the realm of extrinsic rewards. In history it was the desire of these intrinsically motivated and creative individuals that changed the nature of industry, methodology and even life by bringing forward ground breaking ideas and concepts. Intrin