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The world is drinking more and it is drinking better

The world is drinking more and it is drinking better | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

On the presentation of the Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2012 survey in Hong Kong yesterday, Vinexpo Chief Executive Robert Beynat predicted that “wine and spirits consumers are becoming more discerning, opting for pricier bottles.”

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Jura : 'The New Burgundy'

Jura : 'The New Burgundy' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tim Farrell, wine buyer for Brooklyn Wine Exchange, offers insight on France's most idiosyncratic wine region: Jura.
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Argentina vs Germany: World Cup wine shootout

Argentina vs Germany: World Cup wine shootout | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ray Isle (@islewine on Twitter) is Food & Wine's executive wine editor. We trust his every cork pop and decant – and the man can sniff out a bargain to boot. Take it away, Ray.
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Rosé: The New "It" Wine

Rosé: The New "It" Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Move over Moscato. You are so over. Rosé is having its moment....
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You don't have to buy a chateau to make your own Bordeaux

You don't have to buy a chateau to make your own Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Quitting your job and moving to France to revive an old vineyard is the stuff of Hollywood. But now, you can keep your pension and still make your own wine. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Will Lyons makes a 2012 blend with Viniv.
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Delectable or Vivino: A wine critic compares

Delectable or Vivino: A wine critic compares | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Our wine columnist compares wine apps designed with the geek in mind.
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Le Pin: The Ultimate Collector's Wine?

Le Pin: The Ultimate Collector's Wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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What's The Point Of Points? Wine Spectator Responds

What's The Point Of Points? Wine Spectator Responds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator executive editor Thomas Matthews explains the purpose of that magazine's points rating system.
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The Perrin family just keeps going and going and going …

The Perrin family just keeps going and going and going … | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Napa Cabs: Is the jammy monster wines period over?

Napa Cabs: Is the jammy monster wines period over? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

This short documentary explores different views on the evolution of the style of Napa cabs. Producers and winemakers from some of Napa's historical properties speak about the shift in style the region’s wine has seen in the last 60 years. From the "structured, focused and elegant" cabernet of the ‘50s and ‘60s passing through the colossal jam monsters from recent years, all the way to the cooler, newer string of vintages like 2010 or 2011, winemakers and proprietors comment on their views as well as their preferences when it comes down to the style of Napa cabernet. 

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Hail: Everything you never wanted to know

Hail: Everything you never wanted to know | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's 364 days since I last wrote about hail and its catastrophic vineyard consequences. It's just 14 days since I described this year's beautiful flowering weather and encouraging crop set in Burgundy. I'd hoped not to return to either topic soon.
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'Game of Thrones' wine to launch in time for next season 

'Game of Thrones' wine to launch in time for next season  | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Wines of Westeros, a line of vino from Australia, meant to ‘soften the blow’ when characters are killed off the popular HBO drama.
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Wine + Tech: Three Right Ways That Wine Brands Engage Online

Wine + Tech: Three Right Ways That Wine Brands Engage Online | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Over 80% of wine's social media mentions go unanswered by wine brands. For most wine brands, that’s a massive fail. But those brands who do tap into the bandwidth of tech’s tools, data sets, and platforms are capitalizing on customer engagement, loyalty and, yes, sales.
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Tasting Dom Pérignon From Various Decades

Tasting Dom Pérignon From Various Decades | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Designer with bottle: Alberto Alessi sets up his own wine label

Designer with bottle: Alberto Alessi sets up his own wine label | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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South African wines (by Jancis Robinson)

South African wines (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I am not a great fan of the word “icon” when attached to wine. It seems to me that wines ought to earn iconic status from their admirers rather than have it thrust upon them by marketeers keen to segment their product range. So it was with a certain
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Food and Wine MBA Scholarships Up for Grabs

Food and Wine MBA Scholarships Up for Grabs | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Food and Wine MBA Scholarships Up for Grabs. Alma, the business school of Italy's Bologna university, offers scholarships for study on the world's only food and wine MBA.
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Luxury Viennese hotel wins the title of best wine list in the world 

Luxury Viennese hotel wins the title of best wine list in the world  | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A palatial hotel in Vienna with a wine cellar treasure trove that boasts 60,000 bottles and a menu that numbers 138 pages has taken the title of world's best wine list.
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Francesco Gabriele's curator insight, Today, 3:25 AM

Work in progress @chewtonglen @oscarjmalek

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Quinta do Noval: declaration of the 2012 Vintage Port & launch of the 2004 Vintage Nacional

Quinta do Noval: declaration of the 2012 Vintage Port & launch of the 2004 Vintage Nacional | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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VIDEO: 60 years of Excellence of a unique Clos in Rhône Valley

VIDEO: 60 years of Excellence of a unique Clos in Rhône Valley | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
1952 - 2012: Announcing the official release of the 2012 Clos des Grives in this new video, Domaine Combier celebrates 60 years of history of a unique Clos
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Why ‘Natural’ Wine Tastes Worse Than Putrid Cider

Why ‘Natural’ Wine Tastes Worse Than Putrid Cider | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

There’s a tendency among wine writers to keep their heads down and opt for a quiet life. That may explain why they don’t tell the truth about natural wine. They never write that most of it is undrinkable. For many, it tastes like vinegar.

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Do you know Luca D'Attoma, one of the top Italian wine oenologist?

Do you know Luca D'Attoma, one of the top Italian wine oenologist? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In this new segment of Kyle's Video Blog, Kyle interviews Luca D'Attoma, co-owner and winemaker at Duemani as well as one of the most prestigious consulting enologists in Italy. Luca is responsible for the success of world-class merlots from Tuscany such as Tua Rita and Le Macchiole. However, despite Luca's extraordinary experience with other famed estates, he has his own personal project with his partner Elena Celli in Riparbella, on the coast of Tuscany.

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The Etna Job

The Etna Job | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

At four o'clock one morning in April 2012, a small tanker truck pulled up to what had been Ciro Biondi's winery on Sicily's Mount Etna and made off with more than 2,000 gallons of wine. The haul included the first two vintages—2010 and 2011—of a red single-vineyard cru from Biondi's ancestral vineyard known as Cisterna Fuori.

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A nose for crime: counterfeit wines (by Jancis Robinson)

A nose for crime: counterfeit wines (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When she wanted hands-on winemaking experience, Maureen Downey chose South Africa. “I went there so I could go swimming with sharks,” she told me when she was in London recently. Some might say she has spent the past few years swimming with the
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Tracy Cervellone CWE's curator insight, July 7, 2:09 PM

My good friend Maureen Downey rocks, bravely so these days. Right on, Mo. Go get em.

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Cristal Roederer's Universe

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Blog Wine ratings, Wine reviews, Wine tasting notes & Wine Videos from JamesSuckling.com.
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VIDEO / The Best Junk Food and Wine Pairings

VIDEO / The Best Junk Food and Wine Pairings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

We might have a handle on traditional wine pairings, but what do we do when the snack aisle is calling our name? Don’t fret; wine expert Anthony Giglio is here to break down all your curious junk food and wine pairings, because according to the man himself, 

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