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Fruits of their labor? Archaeologists believe ancient wine press found

Fruits of their labor? Archaeologists believe ancient wine press found | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Archaeologists have revealed what could be part of a 1,500-year-old wine-making factory underneath a street in the ancient city of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.
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#Rhone ’s Château de Beaucastel is Top Value #Brand of 2014

#Rhone ’s Château de Beaucastel is Top Value #Brand of 2014 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Riesling is Loosen’s cause, and lucky for him the #Mosel Valley is his home

#Riesling is Loosen’s cause, and lucky for him the #Mosel Valley is his home | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

When Ernie Loosen speaks about riesling, everyone should listen. The iconoclastic German wine producer is exactly what the doctor ordered to put a wine region—or in Loosen’s case, to re-establish a grape—on the world wine stage and make everyone believers. Riesling is Loosen’s cause, and lucky for him the Mosel Valley is his home.

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Snacks and Sparkling Wines for New Year's Eve

Snacks and Sparkling Wines for New Year's Eve | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Sparkling #wine is success story of 2014

Sparkling #wine is success story of 2014 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine sales fell 3% in the off-trade in 2014, and 2% in the on-trade – but sparkling wines are still in the ascendancy, says the latest market report from the Wine & Spirits Trade Association.
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#Champagne #Prosecco #Cava : The Unfussy Fizz Guide

#Champagne #Prosecco #Cava : The Unfussy Fizz Guide | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The Tragic Flute: Why You're Drinking #Champagne All Wrong

The Tragic Flute: Why You're Drinking #Champagne All Wrong | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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A Generation of Château Pavie Macquin

A Generation of Château Pavie Macquin | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

When Nicolas Thienpont asks if I want to taste through a vertical with him, I usually say "Yes." The veteran vintner and his team manage a cluster of top-flight St.-Emilion properties, along with his family's own châteaus of La Prade, Les Charmes-Godard and Puygueraud. WithChâteau Larcis Ducasse, one of the properties managed by Thienpont, a 19-vintage vertical showed how he was dusting off the estate's latent terroir to bring it back to its former glory.

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Scarcity Sends #California Vineyard Prices Soaring

Scarcity Sends #California Vineyard Prices Soaring | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Why should a single number separate #wine lovers from each other?

Why should a single number separate #wine lovers from each other? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

One of the conversations going around (and around) in wine circles lately has been the discussion about balance, alcohol and the imaginary line in the sand of 14 percent alcohol.

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The Busy #Wine Lover's Guide to #Champagne Louis Roederer

The Busy #Wine Lover's Guide to #Champagne Louis Roederer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Jackson Family Wines buys South African vineyard

Jackson Family Wines buys South African vineyard | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jackson Family Wines has bought its first vineyard in South Africa, the
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#Bordeaux #wine recovers from low harvest with 'rare' vintage

#Bordeaux #wine recovers from low harvest with 'rare' vintage | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It was a poor harvest for that most famous of French wines, but Bordeaux enthusiasts can celebrate a vintage blessed by an abundance of sun.
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For these #women #Champagne isn't just for New Year's

For these #women #Champagne isn't just for New Year's | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For one group of women, consisting of entrepreneurs, lawyers, an engineer and a realtor, among others, bubbly isn't merely a sensory and social delight. It's also a cerebral exercise.
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When 3 Michelin Star Chef Massimo Bottura tastes #Champagne de Venoge, he createsThe Perfect Pairing...

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"Tip-top fizz" by Jancis Robinson

"Tip-top fizz" by Jancis Robinson | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

There is no shortage of luxurious fizz here, with a few bargains at the top of the list. All these wines are around 12% to 12.5% alcohol and all but the first and the Ridgeview won a score of at least 17 from me recently, sometimes in the ultimate test of quality, a blind tasting.

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Suduiraut, Pajzos Tokaji, De Bortoli...These decadent wines will appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth

Suduiraut, Pajzos Tokaji, De Bortoli...These decadent wines will appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As shelves groan with decadent sweet wines, let's devote the final pre-Christmas column to those with a sweet tooth.
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Which #Champagne fits you best? Find one to match your style

Which #Champagne fits you best? Find one to match your style | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Champagne, more than any other wine, is drunk for the label, and if you’re trying to make a statement, many of the best-known Champagnes don’t really say much. Champagne doesn’t exactly have a stellar track record on ecology, even with the unveiling of new (largely self-policed) standards this year. 

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The Calendar Girls of Austrian #Wine

The Calendar Girls of Austrian #Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Unfiltered is pleased to report, just in time for last-minute holiday gifts, that Austria's winemaking bombshells are back for the annual Young Female Winemakers Calendar. Since 2004, Ellen Ledermüller-Reiner has been recruiting lovely liebfrauen from vineyards and cellars around the country to strip down for sexy poses in vinous settings...

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What does a #wine writer want for #Christmas ?

What does a #wine writer want for #Christmas ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
After two weeks’ worth of festive recommendations, our wine writer reveals the bottle she'd like to unwrap on Christmas Day
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Rabobank #Wine Quarterly: Fortune Favors the Bold

Rabobank #Wine Quarterly: Fortune Favors the Bold | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“Rather than diluting well-established brands in a muddled attempt to be all things to all people, bold and progressive companies have developed contemporary brands with a fresh look-and-feel, aimed squarely at wine consumers looking to engage with the category in different ways,” the report by the Dutch bank stated.

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Chapoutier's Ermitage L'Ermite, Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet, Vega-Sicilia Unico...What exactly is in the £20,000 #Harrods hamper?

Chapoutier's Ermitage L'Ermite, Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet, Vega-Sicilia Unico...What exactly is in the £20,000 #Harrods hamper? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Barolo , the #wine of kings

#Barolo , the #wine of kings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Barolo is called the king of wines and the wine of kings. In the glass, it is a luminous, delicate ruby.
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Wendy Yackimec's curator insight, December 19, 12:01 PM
A short and sweet refresher on my favourite red wine.
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Fine #Wine Market Shows Signs of Life

Fine #Wine Market Shows Signs of Life | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Saving Rare #Wine Grapes from Extinction

Saving Rare #Wine Grapes from Extinction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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