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Vintage 2011 by Château Gruaud Larose

Vintage 2011 by Château Gruaud Larose | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

2011 was an atypical year. Indeed, the winter was relatively mild with little frost. Then, March was particularly hot and dry, with a very early budbreak (15 days in advance). Spring temperatures accelerated the development...

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Traditional #wine retail ‘is dying’

Traditional #wine retail ‘is dying’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The traditional model of wine retail involving uninspiring walls of wine is dying out and being replaced by a more engaging, interactive experience according to one top indie merchant.
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#Burgundy by bike: a #wine tasting weekend

#Burgundy by bike: a #wine tasting weekend | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Cyling in rural France is always enjoyable, but on a new trip, Andy Pietrasik also gets to sample several of Burgundy’s grands crus along the way
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The story of the Australian #wine clan behind Hardys

The story of the Australian #wine clan behind Hardys | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The legendary Ausssie wine clan have a sporting interest in England this summer
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Tignanello, Sassicaia, Masseto...The taste of #Tuscany

Tignanello, Sassicaia, Masseto...The taste of #Tuscany | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Within Italy itself, wine-making is almost a cottage industry - every farm will have some grapes and make wine
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Inside the rarefied world of Chicago's #wine clubs

Inside the rarefied world of Chicago's #wine clubs | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For years, the Commanderie de Bordeaux has been an old guys' group. Recently, they awakened to thinning membership rolls to match their pates, so they're on the hunt for new blood.
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Between a rock and a hard place Vineyard Soils

Between a rock and a hard place Vineyard Soils | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
So, along with the widely held convictions that vineyard soils have a major influence on wine character and taste, it is no surprise that geology is so often mentioned in accounts of vineyards. (I...
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The World's Three Greatest Underrated Wines

The World's Three Greatest Underrated Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

You would think that in our we're-all-connected-now world that no wine of any real quality could go unnoticed or unappreciated. Yet it's not so. A variety of reasons contribute to a lack of recognition.

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Why #Burgundy not #Bordeaux is on the up and up

Why #Burgundy not #Bordeaux is on the up and up | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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ESCA : Trunk diseases, the new phylloxera?

ESCA : Trunk diseases, the new phylloxera? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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From wood to #wine : France dominates oak barrel trade

From wood to #wine : France dominates oak barrel trade | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Crafted by artisans using high quality oak, "Made in France" wine barrels -- in which age some of the world's most expensive wines -- are selling like hot cakes abroad, with exports making up 70 per cent of the market
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#Wine Infographics Worth A Thousand Words

#Wine Infographics Worth A Thousand Words | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There's an infographic circulating on social media that describes the state of the wine industry at a glance. It's primarily a bar graph, and if you're a wine producing country, you do not want to be on the short end of it.
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Bacteria behind lethal vine disease found on French soil

Bacteria behind lethal vine disease found on French soil | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bacteria known to cause Pierce's Disease that has blighted California vineyards for years has been found in France for the first time.
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Braida winery synonymous with barbera grape

Braida winery synonymous with barbera grape | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Norbert Reinisch used to be a doctor but he ''changed from the curative side of medicine to the preventive'' when he joined the wine business.
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South African wines: Plan BEE (by Jancis Robinson)

South African wines: Plan BEE (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Vernon Henn, who runs Thandi Wines in South Africa, was once a freedom fighter. He grins as he recalls how in 1985 he was the high school ringleader. His eyes light up as he tells how he used to throw bricks and petrol bombs. “It was so emotional,
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Move over Prosecco, sparkling red #wine back in fashion

Move over Prosecco, sparkling red #wine back in fashion | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Popularity of the Italian sparkling white wine has led to rise in people opting for little-known red varieties, supermarkets say
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#Wine of the week: Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune 2012

#Wine of the week: Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Paso Robles' Tablas Creek wins top spot on Daily Meal's list of America's 101 Best Wineries

Paso Robles' Tablas Creek wins top spot on Daily Meal's list of America's 101 Best Wineries | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Today, the Daily Meal  publishes its list of America’s 101 Best Wineries . T he food and drink lifestyle site does a lot of lists — best hot dogs, best burgers, best restaurants. But they put some extra effort into this one.
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Anson on Thursday: Miraval and the fight for #Provence

Anson on Thursday: Miraval and the fight for #Provence | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

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Jane Anson scratches beneath the hype

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Lighter whites: perfect low-percentage wines for summer

Lighter whites: perfect low-percentage wines for summer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We should all be choosing wines from cooler climates which have a lower alcohol percentage, says Susy Atkins
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Liv-ex interview with Neal Martin from #Wine Advocate

Liv-ex interview with Neal Martin from #Wine Advocate | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Funding for project to define the character of English sparkling #wine

Funding for project to define the character of English sparkling #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A newly-created English Wine & Research Development Group has secured funding from the Vintners’ Company for a research project to define the specific character of English sparkling wine.
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INDIA: Cut in EU #wine duty an option, provided it is given greater access in IT

INDIA: Cut in EU #wine duty an option, provided it is given greater access in IT | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
India is willing to lower the import duty on European wines, provided it is given greater access in IT, officials said here.
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VIDEO: Are #wine baths useful or a waste of money?

VIDEO: Are #wine baths useful or a waste of money? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
  Red wine is full of antioxidants and some people have spent serious cash trying to harness the health benefits of these compounds by soaking in tubs full of vino. An NBA all-star recently made a splash posting a photo of himself in a bathtub full of red wine. Wine baths are advertised as a …
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