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The time someone tried to poison DRC's legendary vines - Clos St. Denis

The time someone tried to poison DRC's legendary vines - Clos St. Denis | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
Growers in Burgundy are at tight knit bunch. They stick together, steadfast in their desire to preserve the land which serves as a foundation for their vineyards. Of all the producers, Domaine Romanee-Conti remains the figurehead, the big dog so to speak, of the area. So in Vosne-Romanée, the historic and sleepy little town, where … Continue reading The time someone tried to poison DRC’s legendary vines
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This week in Burgundy wine news - Clos St. Denis

This week in Burgundy wine news - Clos St. Denis | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
For a small region, much has been happening lately in Burgundy. Harvest has ended, and winemakers are busying themselves preparing this year’s harvest. Harvest thefts are on the rise in Burgundy – according to thelocal.fr an increase in thieves have been pilfering grapes left on the vines. Overall harvest levels are down 20+ percent thanks … Continue reading This week in Burgundy wine news
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The ultimate guide to sabering champagne - Sediments - The Last Bottle Wines Blog

The ultimate guide to sabering champagne - Sediments - The Last Bottle Wines Blog | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
Sabering combines the elegance and prestige of champagne with the chest-thumping badassery of wielding a sword. It’s the kind of trick that can instantly gran
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He Went From Undocumented Worker to Celebrated Grower and Vintner

He Went From Undocumented Worker to Celebrated Grower and Vintner | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
This post marks the beginning of a new "grower spotlight" series where we take a closer look at those folks who manage the vineyards, a group often overshadowed by winemakers and other consumer-facing figures in the industry. Without a great grape grower, these wineries wouldn't be able to make such exceptional wines. After all, creating a world-class wine starts in the vineyard, with the right terroir, carefully selected clones, and constant oversight by an experienced cultivar who knows exactly what the vines need to thrive. Most wineries form close relationships with vineyard management firms they can trust, relying on them year after year to deliver quality fruit for the next vintage.
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Wine Lover's Guide to Door County, Wisconsin | Fodor's

Wine Lover's Guide to Door County, Wisconsin | Fodor's | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
Get ready to discover the country's next up-and-coming wine region: Door County, Wisconsin. (Yes, Wisconsin.) Working with cold-climate grapes has paid off, so visit now before everyone else does.
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Obama serves Hollande 'cheap' US wine - The Drinks Business

Obama serves Hollande 'cheap' US wine - The Drinks Business | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
The three wines served at the dinner – Morlet La Proportion Doree 2011 from the Napa Valley, Chester-Kidder Red Blend 2009 from Washington's Columbia Valley and sparkling wine Thibaut-Janisson Blanc de Chardonnay ...
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2016 Harvest Report in Burgundy - Clos St. Denis

2016 Harvest Report in Burgundy - Clos St. Denis | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
2016 saw mother nature deal a bad hand to Burgundy. Constant storms, hail, frost, and every other imaginable problem made for a rough year and many vineyards suffered at the hands of foul weather. However, harvest has come and gone again, and growers and vintners are making the best of a difficult situation. Total harvest … Continue reading 2016 Harvest Report in Burgundy
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Understanding the many faces of Chardonnay - Sediments - The Last Bottle Wines Blog

Understanding the many faces of Chardonnay - Sediments - The Last Bottle Wines Blog | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
Chardonnay is one of the most divisive wines in the world. It’s also the most popular. Naturally when you’re the most popular of anythin
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A Grapevine’s Life in Pictures

A Grapevine’s Life in Pictures | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
Each new year brings a new vintage of wine with it, and in this post we take a closer look at the grapevine's stages of growth. From the dormant winter stage, to budbreak, and finally ripening, we examine what happens during each step before finally harvesting the clusters and turning it into the fermented juice we love so much.
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Fake Bordeaux fine wine company exposed - The Drinks Business

Fake Bordeaux fine wine company exposed - The Drinks Business | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
A fake wine company which accepted more than £1 million in sham investments in Bordeaux fine wines has been exposed by UK police. FineWineCellar Up to £1million is believed to have been invested into Le Bordeaux ...
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Moldovan wine ban by Russia is a symptom of a wider divide ...

Moldovan wine ban by Russia is a symptom of a wider divide ... | The Bottle and Cork | Scoop.it
Victor Bostan, owner of the Purcari vineyard, Moldova's most profitable, complained: “This is an embargo just for political reasons and has nothing to do with the quality of wine. This is already the second Russian embargo ...
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