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Lebanese Wines from Chateau Musar

Lebanese Wines from Chateau Musar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Food and wine pairing is always a tricky business, but somehow I suspected that the wines of Serge Hochar and the cooking of April Bloomfield would make a perfect match.

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My Favorite Wine...I Think: A Burgundy Revelation, Along With A Burgundy Lesson

My Favorite Wine...I Think: A Burgundy Revelation, Along With A Burgundy Lesson | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Lots of wine geeks like me are frequently asked a challenging question: What's your favorite wine? Or, as was interrogatively launched my way recently from the lips of an eager wine neophyte friend...what's your favorite red wine? Now, one has a natural inclination to deflect that question, as if the questioner [...]
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Wine Offers Brighter Future for Ethiopia

Wine Offers Brighter Future for Ethiopia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Non first growths show value in 09

Non first growths show value in 09 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Liv-ex recently compared the performance of wines from the 2009 vintage in three sections; the first growths, wines given 100-points by Robert Parker (excluding the first growths) and the “Magical 20” Parker picked out from the vintage (with crossovers from the 100-point group: Clos Fourtet, Cos d’Estournel, Léoville Poyferré, Ponet Canet and Smith Haut Lafitte).

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Famille Perrin & Paso Robles: It's Hot But Cooler Than You Think

Famille Perrin & Paso Robles: It's Hot But Cooler Than You Think | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Paso Robles: It's Hot But Cooler Than You Think. Paso Robles is known for value, but now it's aiming for greatness. Read wine news & features.
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Treasury Wine Estates is targeting the global traveller

Treasury Wine Estates is targeting the global traveller | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Vega Sicilia: A Family Feud, Uncorked in Spain

Vega Sicilia: A Family Feud, Uncorked in Spain | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Tasting with Régis Camus @ Piper-Heidsieck

Tasting with Régis Camus @ Piper-Heidsieck | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Champagne Club  was invited to Piper-Heidsiek at their cellars in Reims to taste the recent range of Champagnes from Piper-Heidsieck with Chef de caves Régis Camus. RJ ON PIPER-HEIDSIECK All three ...
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"When you are in my business, no wine is worth £50..."

"When you are in my business, no wine is worth £50..." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Rowan Gormley, 51, launched Naked Wines, the crowdfunded online wine retailer, in December 2008. The company is based in Norwich but has offices in Napa, California, and Newport Beach, Australia. Its customers – known as “angels” – are investors in
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Riesling, Grapes of worth (by Jancis Robinson)

Riesling, Grapes of worth (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Usually when I send one of these articles to my editor at FT Weekend Magazine, I ask for its subject to be made very clear at the beginning. This week, I’m hoping to disguise my topic until I have lured you into at least the second paragraph,
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A Bright Future for Jolie-Pitt & Perrin

A Bright Future for Jolie-Pitt & Perrin | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Jolie-Pitt & Perrin joint venture has gotten a fair amount of publicity, thanks to its Hollywood A-list owners Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. They hooked up with the Perrin family of the Rhône Valley...

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Five Ways Wineries Fight Counterfeits

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Who drinks more wine – the Chinese or the Japanese?

Who drinks more wine – the Chinese or the Japanese? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Isn’t the answer obvious? The Chinese, with their thirst for fine French wines, New World reds and keenness to plant vineyards over the past five years, easily outstrip the economically stressed, beer-loving Japanese.
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Aromatic plants close to vines influence wines

Aromatic plants close to vines influence wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A research made by Finca Propia, Juan Agustín Maza University and INTA (National Institute of Agricultural Technology) revealed that the bloom of the grapevine captures aromas, colors, and flavors.
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NakedWines Tests Same-Day Delivery in SF

NakedWines Tests Same-Day Delivery in SF | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine crowdfunding platform NakedWines has begun testing same-day delivery for orders in San Francisco.
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Brothers in Wine

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Winemaker Frère Marie stuck his nose into a glass of Syrah and grinned. Then he swirled some wine in his mouth and spat into a floor drain. "It's velvet," the 59-year-old Frenchman with short-cropped hair and beard proclaimed, eyes sparkling.

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“Burgundy has become the new king of the auction market” (John Kapon, CEO of Acker, Merrall & Condit)

“Burgundy has become the new king of the auction market” (John Kapon, CEO of Acker, Merrall & Condit) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales of commercial wine auctions in the United States, rose a modest 1.5 percent from 332.65 points in the first quarter of 2014 to 337.63 in the second quarter. 

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Quality in France is more widely available than ever, with many of the best wines from unheralded regions

Quality in France is more widely available than ever, with many of the best wines from unheralded regions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
David Williams: Quality in France is more widely available than ever, with many of the best wines from unheralded regions
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Could YOU tell Lidl's £5.99 claret from a £595 Grand Cru?

Could YOU tell Lidl's £5.99 claret from a £595 Grand Cru? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine expert Oz Clarke and food writers and plonk enthusiasts Rose Prince and Tessa Cunningham test supermarket clarets against some seriously expensive bottles from fine wine merchants.
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How the world's best wine was 'kidnapped' for a $1.3M ransom

How the world's best wine was 'kidnapped' for a $1.3M ransom | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
His lair was a hole in the ground, no larger than a shallow grave. Across the top a tarpaulin was pulled taught and camouflaged. The hole smelled like cheese. For weeks in the late fall of 2009, he...
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Iconic Noval - Nacional Dream

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Is Baja, Mexico, really the next Napa?

Is Baja, Mexico, really the next Napa? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The next Napa? Not quite, but the Mogor-Badan farm and vineyard, in Valle de Guadalupe—and Drew Deckman's on-site restaurant—is a wonderful, worthwhile destination
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Riesling is rising

Riesling is rising | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Riesling, more widely planted than Chardonnay in California just 50 years ago, is on the rise again. And Riesling’s most ardent supporter is British wine writer Stuart Pigott, whose blog chronicles his...
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King of the (Beau)castel

King of the (Beau)castel | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

No wine region in France’s southern Rhône is more recognized than Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The history of the appellation dates back to the fourteenth century when Pope Jean XXII chose Châteauneuf as the location for his summer residence (Rome is nice, he must have thought, but Nice is nicer — well, close to Nice anyway) and proceeded to have some vines planted there. And in 1929, the the fifty-five vineyards surrounding the Pope’s “new castle” were granted the appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Of the great estates of the region,

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Noval Makes Late Declaration for 2012 Vintage

Noval Makes Late Declaration for 2012 Vintage | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Tasting Wines from Ribeira Sacra

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