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Rap Video On California Wine Country

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"Wine Country" by the Dub C Crew is the latest food-related rap video to pop up on our radar -- and these oenophiles mean business. The crew's target audience?
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Champagne de Venoge & Parmigiano Hombre / The perfect pairing #3

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Aglianico: Meet the wine grape superstar 500 years in the making

Aglianico: Meet the wine grape superstar 500 years in the making | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sometimes called the Barolo of the South, aglianico thrives in the volcanic hills of southern Italy east of Naples, where the rugged landscape stands as a metaphor for the wine’s firm profile
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Wine Star: Marcassin—A Passion Project

Wine Star: Marcassin—A Passion Project | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

"Great wine from Pinot Noir is as easy to define as it is to achieve," said viticulturist John Wetlaufer, who took the Wine Experience stage with his wife and winemaking partner, Helen Turley. Wine Spectatorsenior editor James Laube joked that the couple would be sharing their "secret formula," but instead, they impressed upon the audience their passion for meticulous winemaking and their strict attention to grapegrowing details such as site selection, rootstock, crop thinning and picking at optimum ripeness.

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Trousseau, Godello, Nerello Mascalese, Mercia...Come on, you know you really want it

Trousseau, Godello, Nerello Mascalese, Mercia...Come on, you know you really want it | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It's a secret aspiration, I know: You really want to be a wine geek. Now, nobody actually wants to admit to being such a thing, let alone wanting to be one. Yet I know. I can see it in your eyes.

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How Antinori Changed the Face of Tuscany

How Antinori Changed the Face of Tuscany | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Forty years ago, Piero Antinori outraged the Italian wine world with the first release of a red blend that was quite untraditionally Tuscan, Tignanello. A few years later, he followed that with Solaia, which also blended the Bordeaux grapes Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with the local Sangiovese. Together, they helped create a new category—super Tuscan—and the future of Tuscany was set in motion.

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De Bortoli Wines toasts its success with shares, cutting costs

De Bortoli Wines toasts its success with shares, cutting costs | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
DE Bortoli Wines, one of Australia’s largest family-owned wine groups, has more than doubled its profit, but the sharp uplift in earnings had little to do with its vineyard and was rather the result of good luck on the sharemarket and slashing costs across the business.
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Rich People Are Ruining Red Wine By Putting Their Buttholes in It

Rich People Are Ruining Red Wine By Putting Their Buttholes in It | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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To Kalon: Napa’s First-Growth Vineyard

To Kalon: Napa’s First-Growth Vineyard | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

"One of the things that brings us all together in this room is that we all love great wines," pointed out vintner Mark Carter during a Wine Experience seminar devoted to Napa Valley's historic To Kalon vineyard. "Great wines come from great vineyards," Carter added, "and To Kalon is one of the greatest vineyards in the world."

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Loi Evin is cool! Even worse than France...Turkey or How To Market Wine When It's Forbidden To Market Wine

Loi Evin is cool! Even worse than France...Turkey or How To Market Wine When It's Forbidden To Market Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine marketers in Turkey are now prohibited from advertising and promoting wine in the domestic market. Yet upwards of 95% of their wines are sold domestically. Here's how they're adapting.
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Where World Wine Collectors Find Their Unicorns

Where World Wine Collectors Find Their Unicorns | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For those who invest in a good wine collection, it's the rarity that matters most. A look at some of the rarest vintages around, some priced over $20,000 a bottle.
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Younger consumers push up wine variety in Japanese supermarts

Younger consumers push up wine variety in Japanese supermarts | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

TOKYO, Oct 19 — Grocery stores in Japan are stocking their shelves with a greater range of wines, thanks in part to demand from younger consumers.

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Good Barolo comes to those who wait

Good Barolo comes to those who wait | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Made entirely of the nebbiolo grape, this wine demands years in the cellar. But these days, who has the time?
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Luxury Wine Cellars Rise Up

Luxury Wine Cellars Rise Up | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
After centuries underground, wine storage is moving to the upper floors with LED lights and glass walls
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Wine: Will Lambrusco be the new prosecco?

Wine: Will Lambrusco be the new prosecco? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

PROSECCO has become the sparkler of choice for people who fancy a bit of easy drinking fizz to form a discreet background for conversation. One of the reasons for this is that the current marketplace offers bottles that, despite being labelled ‘extra dry’, are actually comparatively sweet compared with ‘brut’ prosecco and brut Champagne.

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Pontet-Canet Second Wine Relegated to Table Wine

Pontet-Canet Second Wine Relegated to Table Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Pontet-Canet Second Wine Relegated to Table Wine. Bordeaux fifth growth Pontet-Canet will have to sell the 2012 vintage of its second wine as Vin de France.
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Portugal's most famous wine region delivers excitement and surprise in its shift from Port to dry reds

Portugal's most famous wine region delivers excitement and surprise in its shift from Port to dry reds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Few wine regions have gone through such a dramatic transformation as Portugal’s Douro Valley. “What we will taste today is the taste of a revolution,” said Wine Spectator contributing editor Matt Kramer, who spent three months in Porto to learn more about the region's exciting table wines. He shared three of his favorites from top producers, which he described as “utterly original,” with the Wine Experience audience.

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Baroness’ son takes over at Mouton

Baroness’ son takes over at Mouton | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Already a vice-president on the supervisory board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA since 2006, de Rothschild was named president last weekend according to a statement.

The eldest son of Baroness Philippine and her first husband, the actor Jacques Sereys, Philippe is a graduate of both the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Bordeaux and Harvard Business School.

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France’s “biggest opportunity” in wine is online, say experts

France’s “biggest opportunity” in wine is online, say experts | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
France is in “pole position” in the online wine market – which represents the country’s biggest opportunity going forward.
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Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, October 21, 10:47 AM

Wilson also singled out Amazon as the “tiger in the grass”, which now lists 22,000 wines, of which 3,000 are French, in the UK. “I expect a lot more achievement from Amazon – online is one of the biggest opportunities for France going forward,” Wilson said.

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Top Wines of Bierzo

Top Wines of Bierzo | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A pilgrimage aimed at finding Spain’s most elegant red wines is rewarded in fast-rising Bierzo.
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Wine Star: Jean-Michel Cazes

Wine Star: Jean-Michel Cazes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“Wine is a time machine,” Jean-Michel Cazes said. “It’s the only time machine that really works.” After 30 years at the helm of Château Lynch Bages in Bordeaux, Cazes speaks from experience, and he offered a superb example with the classic 2000 vintage from the fifth-growth estate's cellar.

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Champagne tastes better from a normal wine glass but simple sparkling wines should still be served in flutes

Champagne tastes better from a normal wine glass but simple sparkling wines should still be served in flutes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Drinkers are being urged to ditch their crystal flutes in favour of an ordinary wine glass because higher-end brands will taste better in a broader glass, according to wine connoisseurs.
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Ravi Joshi's curator insight, October 20, 11:40 AM

The bottomline is- that a drink with the spunk of a Champagne can sustain the bubbles longer and hence facilitate enhanced appreciation in a bigger bowl...while the lesser mortals are very likely to peter out .

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Why the Liv-ex 100 won’t recover anytime soon

Why the Liv-ex 100 won’t recover anytime soon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter how much you flog it, the horse is dead! I’m talking of course about the Liv-ex 100 index of leading wines. We’re unlikely to see this mule recover its losses anytime soon.
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Vintage tales of a 700-year-old winery: The Frescobaldi vineyards' extraordinary history

Vintage tales of a 700-year-old winery: The Frescobaldi vineyards' extraordinary history | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Barolo: It's the ultimate autumn wine

Barolo: It's the ultimate autumn wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Barolo is a beguiling, pale yet powerful red that can command high prices thanks to its uncanny ability to reflect the character of its individual vineyards.
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