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Jancis Robinson's perfect bottles: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1963, Haut Brion 1959, Petrus 1971, Yquem 1928...

Jancis Robinson's perfect bottles: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1963, Haut Brion 1959, Petrus 1971, Yquem 1928... | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Over nine days recently I was ridiculously lucky enough to be treated to no fewer than five very serious wine dinners – serious as in the quality and age of the wine rather than the demeanour of the attendees.
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The 300th and last case of Champagne Henri Giraud’s Ennéade sold in Singapore

The 300th and last case of Champagne Henri Giraud’s Ennéade sold in Singapore | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Chateau Grillet: Waking the Ghost of Condrieu

Chateau Grillet: Waking the Ghost of Condrieu | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I was admittedly more than curious to see the effects of regime change at Château-Grillet. The sleeping ghost wine of the Rhône had been purchased by the Artemis group (which owns Bordeaux first-growth Château Latour) in 2011 and the new team, led by the intenseFrédéric Engerer and property manager Alessandro Noli, rolled up their sleeves and got to work.

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How to choose and taste #wine

How to choose and taste #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ever embarrassed yourself by serving up a truly disgusting drop? With the festive season coming up, these tips will help you pluck yourself a tasty bargain to impress family and friends
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Beychevelle to showcase winemaking with glass-walled winery

Beychevelle to showcase winemaking with glass-walled winery | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chateau Beychevelle is to build a winery housed almost entirely by glass to allow visitors and passers-by to see behind the scenes at the fourth growth St Julien estate.
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Chateau de Beaucastel, Chapoutier...Southern #Rhone wines (by Jancis Robinson)

Chateau de Beaucastel, Chapoutier...Southern #Rhone wines (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Imagine you were asked to make a fruitcake when there was a shortage of dried fruit. That was the sort of challenge facing winemakers in the southern Rhône in 2013. But the results are rather delicious, and I suspect that many wine lovers will find
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2014 Vintage: Up and down "the Boot," winemakers from #Piedmont to #Tuscany to #Sicily report a challenging summer

2014 Vintage: Up and down "the Boot," winemakers from #Piedmont to #Tuscany to #Sicily report a challenging summer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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2014 #Vintage Report: France #Wine #Harvest

2014 #Vintage Report: France #Wine #Harvest | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

For the men and women who make wine, perhaps no word is more packed with nervous anticipation than "harvest." After months of spending time, sweat and money in their vineyards, it's the moment to see what nature delivered. 

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A New Dr. Loosen Project setting the Standard for Dry German Rieslings

A New Dr. Loosen Project setting the Standard for Dry German Rieslings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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11 Celebrities Who Make Wine

11 Celebrities Who Make Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

What does a celebrity who already has everything do? Buy a winery, of course. We rounded up celebrity winemakers, some whom have invested in their own vineyard and others who have teamed up with an already established winery to create their own unique collection.

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Rupert Symington talks about #port and the best ways to pair it with #thanksgiving desserts

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Is Now The Time to Invest in #Wine ?

Is Now The Time to Invest in #Wine ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Today, the “investment” word is seldom spoken in Hong Kong or mainland China, and it is the same in many other fine wine markets, in Europe, the US and Asia. In fact, there is an underlying discontent among many wine buyers who paid speculative high prices for bottles of highly rated wines that have lost as much as 30 per cent of their value.

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2015 #Naples Winter #Wine Festival: Fest to honor 26th generation head of Antinori winemaking

2015 #Naples Winter #Wine Festival: Fest to honor 26th generation head of Antinori winemaking | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

in the summer of 1944 in Tuscany, Italy. The smell was overpowering; wine poured from hundreds of ragged bullet holes in wooden barrels. The wine, scorched by the hot courtyard and bright sunlight, mixed with the stink of stale gunpowder drifting slowly in the direction of the retreating German Army. “This is my first memory of the family wine business, and a smell I will never forget,” he said.

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21 world records: "#Champagne was the feature of the sale, but everything was generating heat" (Acker CEO John Kapon)

21 world records: "#Champagne was the feature of the sale, but everything was generating heat" (Acker CEO John Kapon) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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How Do You Say Sommelier in Mandarin or Cantonese?

How Do You Say Sommelier in Mandarin or Cantonese? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong

Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Bordeaux 2014: between 08 and 10 in quality

Bordeaux 2014: between 08 and 10 in quality | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The CEO of Château Palmer and sales director of Pichon-Baron have tentatively hailed the 2014 vintage in Bordeaux as the best since 2010.

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#Rhone with Chave: Solving the Puzzle of 2013

#Rhone with Chave: Solving the Puzzle of 2013 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Loosen turns top vineyards to dry #wine

Loosen turns top vineyards to dry #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Weingut Dr Loosen is looking to show off the quality of dry Mosel Riesling with the launch of two expressions made from the producer’s top rated vineyards.
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#Premox: has the crisis moved to red #wine?

#Premox: has the crisis moved to red #wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Are the premature oxidation woes that beset white Burgundies from the mid-1990s now threatening red wines? A study now casts doubt on the longevity of super-ripe, oaky, low-acid reds. Jane Anson reports
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Antonio Galloni's #Vinous acquires Stephen Tanzer’s International #Wine Cellar

Antonio Galloni's #Vinous acquires Stephen Tanzer’s International #Wine Cellar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The #Riesling story: Best White #Wine on Earth

The #Riesling story: Best White #Wine on Earth | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I run into Pigott every few years when he comes to Seattle to serve as master of ceremonies at the Riesling Rendezvous meetings that Chateau Ste Michelle and Dr. Loosen organize and his passion for this wine is beyond question. He writes about Riesling a lot on the web and in books, but it has been a while since he’s published a book in English (he lives in Germany these days). You can see that he wanted to make up for lost time here.

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Within 10 years, new names will enter the list of the 25 most powerful brands in the fine #wine market

Within 10 years, new names will enter the list of the 25 most powerful brands in the fine #wine market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In conjunction with The Drinks Business, Liv-ex has released the 2014 edition of the Liv-ex Power 100, the annual list of the most powerful brands in the f
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Symington Family, a member of Primum Familiae Vini, crowns the #Wine Spectator's Top 100 list #Winevision

Symington Family, a member of Primum Familiae Vini, crowns the #Wine Spectator's Top 100 list #Winevision | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

As you may have already heard, Wine Spectator’s No. 1 wine this year is Dow’s Vintage Port 2011, a port made by Symington family, a member of PFV

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