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Bernard Magrez to launch chain of boutique hotels

Bernard Magrez to launch chain of boutique hotels | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bordeaux magnate Bernard Magrez, owner of four classified estates, will next year open the first in a small chain of boutique hotels.
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Bordeaux Primeurs 2014: "There's no demand for Angelus"

Bordeaux Primeurs 2014: "There's no demand for Angelus" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Premium rosé can stand alongside any fine white or red

Premium rosé can stand alongside any fine white or red | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In time for flaming June, should it ever catch fire, "posh pinks" were the subject of the premium rosé tasting organised this month by Richard Bampfield MW and Château Brown. A total of 36 pink wines were tasted blind, decanted into clear, label-less bottles.

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How Vladimir Putin created America’s new hot #wine

How Vladimir Putin created America’s new hot #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A thorny international skirmish between Russia and its former Soviet states has been a boon for Georgian wine-makers.
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Pol Roger to launch ‘08 #Champagne blanc de blancs

Pol Roger to launch ‘08 #Champagne blanc de blancs | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Chardonnay-dominated wine follows on from the 2004 but managing director of Pol Roger UK, James Simpson, told the drinks business that the small 2006 vintage and its popularity in Sweden means that the introduction of the 2008 was bought forward to fill the gap.

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Eva Longoria Uncorks Mouton Cadet for a Cause at #Cannes2015

Eva Longoria Uncorks Mouton Cadet for a Cause at #Cannes2015 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Cape aims high with new classification

Cape aims high with new classification | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Symington Family Estates has opened a new visitor centre in the Douro

Symington Family Estates has opened a new visitor centre in the Douro | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Symington Family Estates has opened a new visitor centre in the Douro to capitalise on the “booming” tourist industry in Porto.
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The Great Debate: To Decant or Not?

The Great Debate: To Decant or Not? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Does decanting harm a wine or does it improve a wine lover's experience?
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Vino With Val's curator insight, May 22, 10:17 AM

As always, it depends on the wine.

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USA: The #Wine Dark Sea of Regulation

USA: The #Wine Dark Sea of Regulation | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jim Dyke Jr. writes that his winery aged wine at the bottom of the ocean—then the feds threatened its license.
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#California : #Sonoma valley #wine route: top 10 guide

#California : #Sonoma valley #wine route: top 10 guide | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Napa may grab the headlines but the roots of Californian wine are in nearby Sonoma valley, where family-owned vineyards, farm-to-table restaurants and charming hotels make it an area ripe for exploring
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carole funger's curator insight, May 22, 9:01 AM

Often overlooked, Sonoma has the best wine!

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#Bordeaux Primeurs 2014: Pavie mirrored fellow Saint Emilion “A” Angelus in its pricing

#Bordeaux Primeurs 2014: Pavie mirrored fellow Saint Emilion “A” Angelus in its pricing | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Pavie inched up 9.1% to €180 per bottle ex-négociant, the same as Angelus which released at the end of April. The two estates have released at the same price every year since their elevation to “A” cru classé status in 2012.

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Anne-Claude Leflaive nephew to run family domaine

Anne-Claude Leflaive nephew to run family domaine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Brice de la Morandiere, nephew of the late Anne-Claude Leflaive, has been appointed to succeed her as new managing director of Burgundy’s Domaine Leflaive.
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​How #wine has changed since 1985 (by Jancis Robinson)

​How #wine has changed since 1985 (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

When FT Weekend was launched 30 years ago, Nick and I were returning from Australia, a country that was yet to launch its wine exporting offensive on the rest of the world., In 1985 it was shipping only 2% of its wine abroad, as opposed to 60% today.

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USA: Expensive #wine is for suckers. This video shows why.

USA: Expensive #wine is for suckers. This video shows why. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Science proves wine is a lovely drink surrounded by BS.
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Rosé #Wine From #Provence Deserves to Live a Little

Rosé #Wine From #Provence Deserves to Live a Little | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Let the better ones age, and your patience will be rewarded.
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Frédéric Engerer explains the 2011 vintage at Château Latour

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How to Know If Your Expensive #Wine Is #Fake

How to Know If Your Expensive #Wine Is #Fake | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Maureen Downey has become a top wine fraud investigator, helping to rid the wine industry of counterfeit and stolen wine. Downey met Bloomberg at Wingtip in San Francisco, where she showed us how to tell if that $200,000 bottle in your cellar is a fake. (Video by Jennafer Savino, Amy Marino) (Source: Bloomberg)
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There is Value in White #Burgundy

There is Value in White #Burgundy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
. Sorry to be morbid, but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine; the last glass you’ll taste in this life? Mine’s Puligny-Montrachet, the famous but expensive...
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In China, Grace Vineyard to release Marselan, Aglianico and more

In China, Grace Vineyard to release Marselan, Aglianico and more | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

One criticism about better local wines — and we are thankfully at the point where many people realize China can produce good stuff — is that the collective bottle is heavily tilted toward Cabernet. 

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Global #Prosecco shortage could hit this summer

Global #Prosecco shortage could hit this summer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With the global thirst for Prosecco showing no sign of slowing, stocks of the Italian sparkler could dry up by the summer one leading producer has warned.
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Meet the 29-Year Old Who is Making #Bordeaux Cool Again

Meet the 29-Year Old Who is Making #Bordeaux Cool Again | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bordeaux, the hallmark of what wine should be, was once something you didn't have to be
an oenophile or a billionaire to drink. Can the 29-year-old scion of one of its most vaunted—and humble—dynasties make hounds of a new generation?
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English #sparkling #wine declared 'as good as #Champagne '

English #sparkling #wine declared 'as good as #Champagne ' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
British wine-makers have reason to be bubbly as their fizz has officially been declared as good as that from the Champagne region of France.
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The Must-Try Wines of Our Time

The Must-Try Wines of Our Time | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I've said it before and I don't mind saying it again: Whoever first quoted the line "familiarity breeds contempt" must have had tinnitus or excessive earwax. I say this because I'm certain that what he or she actually heard was "familiarity breeds content."

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#London #Wine Week: the best place to drink wine in the capital

#London #Wine Week: the best place to drink wine in the capital | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Victoria Moore rounds up the best bars and events to drink wine during London Wine Week
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