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To Spit or Not to Spit? What to Do at Wine Tastings

To Spit or Not to Spit? What to Do at Wine Tastings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Have you ever been the only sober friend in a group of drunks? Those of us who make, sell, and write about wine can feel like that at big public wine tastings, since many of the consumers who come to these events seem to take them a bit too far.
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Opinion Analysis on #Bordeaux En #Primeur 2014: It will be positive, very positive!

Opinion Analysis on #Bordeaux En #Primeur 2014: It will be positive, very positive! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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30 Lessons of #Wine #Communication : The Cheatsheet

30 Lessons of #Wine #Communication : The Cheatsheet | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Here is the "cheatsheet" to the VinItaly 2015 panel, 30 Lessons in Wine Communication for Italian Brands.
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Imitations Cost Italian #Wine $1bn Annually

Imitations Cost Italian #Wine $1bn Annually | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Imitations Cost Italian Wine $1bn Annually. Italian government sign deal with eBay in an effort to stop abuse of Italian wine names.
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Breaking down the bottle variation phenomenon

Breaking down the bottle variation phenomenon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Recently, a friend related the all-too-common story of how a wine that enthralled during a special trip to (insert romantic vacation destination here) was a disappointingly different experience when she opened the “identical” wine at home.

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A Return to Classic #Napa Style

A Return to Classic #Napa Style | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Three bottles reflect Napa’s longtime commitment to cabernet made in classic style.
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Reasons why the public is showing thirst for #wine #investment these days

Reasons why the public is showing thirst for #wine #investment these days | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The Parker Barrel: En Primeur Urban Legend

The Parker Barrel: En Primeur Urban Legend | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Secret to terroir may lie in bacteria, say scientists

Secret to terroir may lie in bacteria, say scientists | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Researchers in the US have published a study suggesting that the characteristics associated with terroir could have more to do with microbes found around the root system of a vine, than the soil that it grows in.
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Full Steam Ahead at Mouton-Rothschild

Full Steam Ahead at Mouton-Rothschild | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It's been a tumultuous stretch lately at Château Mouton-Rothschild, with a new cellar recently completed, and the passing of the legendaryBaroness Philippine. Yet if anything could power forward through rough seas, it would be the S.S. Mouton-Rothschild. 

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The Franciacorta President Who Wanted to Be Pope

The Franciacorta President Who Wanted to Be Pope | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Foreign, domestic rosé wines vie for bigger share of U.S. market

Foreign, domestic rosé wines vie for bigger share of U.S. market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wine battle may be uncorked as imports of rosés from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, South Africa vie for shelf space and a share of the U.S. market, which is good news for consumers.Last
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Your Next Lesson: Muscadet

Your Next Lesson: Muscadet | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Yes, Muscadet wines from the Pays Nantais area go beautifully with oysters, but they can do so much more.
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Should you be worried about #arsenic in #California #wine ?

Should you be worried about #arsenic in #California #wine ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Lawsuit claims that some budget California wines contain "dangerously high levels of inorganic arsenic." But winemakers say the lawsuit is fearmongering.
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The Facts and Fallacies of #Kosher #Wine

The Facts and Fallacies of #Kosher #Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The biggest misunderstandings about kosher wines, as explained by Jay Buchsbaum, director of education for Royal Wine Corp., the top kosher wine importer, distributor and producer in the U.S.
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Egon Müller: German #wine in ‘strong demand’ at Sotheby’s sale

Egon Müller: German #wine in ‘strong demand’ at Sotheby’s sale | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Nonetheless, Stephen Mould, European head of Sotheby’s Wine Department, said: Interest focussed on the famous Continental Michelin-starred restaurant, appealing to wine lovers eager to acquire bottles for their cellars, with DRC and seldom-seen German Rieslings from Egon Müller in strong demand.”

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#Portugal ’s mellow revolution - vineyard to glass

#Portugal ’s mellow revolution - vineyard to glass | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Portugal is making a splash in the wine world, with some critics likening its recent advances in quality to a revolution, and another reason to visit a…
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Californian trend for ‘terroir-driven’ #wine grows

Californian trend for ‘terroir-driven’ #wine grows | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
“California cult wines are so hot right now!” exclaimed Michael Madrigale, head sommelier at Bar Boulud – a rather fashionable cornerstone of Chef Daniel Boulud’s collections of restaurants.
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People think weaker #wine tastes better

People think weaker #wine tastes better | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A study conducted by neuroscientists indicates that drinkers can focus on the unique flavors of wine with lower alcohol content.
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What have the Romans done for us?

What have the Romans done for us? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's not everyday that someone hand delivers a fossilised 2,000 year old vine plant to my front door, writes Jane Anson, examining the link between Roman and modern day Bordeaux vineyards.
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Uncorked: Renzo Cotarella (Antinori)

Uncorked: Renzo Cotarella (Antinori) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Renzo Cotarella is CEO and chief winemaker for Marchesi Antinori, overseeing the company’s estates in Italy and California, and its joint ventures in other countries like Chile. Raised in a winemaking family in Monterubiaglio in Umbria, he was put in charge of Antinori’s Castello della Sala in Umbria in 1981.
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Spanish #wine giant Codorniu expands in #Rioja

Spanish #wine giant Codorniu expands in #Rioja | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Spanish wine group Codorniu has embarked on a major expansion in Rioja through its majority-owned subsidiary, Bodegas Bilbainas, according to its chief executive, Javier Pages.
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Kathie Lee Gifford & her #wine

Kathie Lee Gifford & her #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Despite the early hour, it’s no secret that Kathie Lee Gifford loves her Wine Wednesdays with Today cohost Hoda Kotb. Now the TV personality has turned her liquid hobby into a side business. Gifford is the “celebrity vintner” at the 13th annual Boca Bacchanal this weekend. She’ll represent her GIFFT line of wines, a 50-50 partnership with Monterey, California’s Scheid Family Wines.

 

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Why #riesling is an amazing #food #wine

Why #riesling is an amazing #food #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
No, not that supersweet riesling. The wine panel found a half-dozen rieslings that have the acidity to pair nicely with everything from potato chips to Thai takeout.
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