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French harvest set for 13% increase on 2012

French harvest set for 13% increase on 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
France is currently on course for a normal-sized grape harvest in 2013, but continued poor weather could yet jeopardise this year's crop, according to the country's agriculture ministry.
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#Wine Press: Old World influence and New World innovation

#Wine Press: Old World influence and New World innovation | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There’s an endless discussion of Old World versus New World wines, and what a recent trip to France revealed is that both are wonderful in different ways and for different reasons. Old World wines are restrained, structured and redolent
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Prats & Symington, Roquette & Cazes... #Wine in Mind: Surprising reds in #Douro region

Prats & Symington, Roquette & Cazes... #Wine in Mind: Surprising reds in #Douro region | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Dry Douro reds are distinctive wines that deliver in quality and price
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140-year-old Moutons on the block for 'Year of the Sheep'

140-year-old Moutons on the block for 'Year of the Sheep' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
 HONG KONG -- The works of Chagall, Picasso, Andy Warhol and the Prince of Wales will all be up for sale on Friday, but not in picture frames. These works are on the labels of wines from Chateau Mouton Rothschild to be auctioned by Sotheby's in Hong Kong.
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If you carbonate #wine , can it be good?

If you carbonate #wine , can it be good? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We like to think of sparkling wine as a refined thing. That’s not always good, because it makes bubbles something special, a once-a-year treat, when as any Prosecco drinker will affirm, there’s goo...
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#Champagne Pol Roger, Paxton & Whitfield...How To Eat, Drink And Smoke Like Winston #Churchill

#Champagne Pol Roger, Paxton & Whitfield...How To Eat, Drink And Smoke Like Winston #Churchill | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Despite his penchant for food, liquor and cigars, Winston Churchill reached the ripe old age of 90. While we wouldn’t suggest consuming the goodies listed in this article in one go, we reckon dabbling in the odd one or two should be fine. It’s also an apt way of marking the 50th anniversary of the great man’s death — which is tomorrow, 24 January.

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“Tastes worse than putrid cider”, “scam… that will be exposed as a fraud” Discover The World's Most Controversial Wines: Natural #Wine

“Tastes worse than putrid cider”, “scam… that will be exposed as a fraud” Discover The World's Most Controversial Wines: Natural #Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Natural Wines: Robert Parker has called them a “scam… that will be exposed as a fraud.” Newsweek claims it “tastes worse than putrid cider.” At the same time, there are wine fairs and groups around the world that celebrate them and restaurants that devote their wine lists to them. So, [...]
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Just another reason 'Parker Points' don't make sense.

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Masseto, Chapoutier, Conterno, Krug...Top 10 highest scoring wines

Masseto, Chapoutier, Conterno, Krug...Top 10 highest scoring wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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FUCKING PERFECT: A revealing story about Ambition, Perfection and Sacrifices

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Today Sangiovese is but a fading memory, Bella Barbera Finds a Welcome Home in #California

Today Sangiovese is but a fading memory, Bella Barbera Finds a Welcome Home in #California | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Truth about #food and #wine matching

Truth about #food and #wine matching | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Napa 's Next Cult Cab Waiting in the Wings

#Napa 's Next Cult Cab Waiting in the Wings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Tokaj #wine region to get 330m euro investment

#Tokaj #wine region to get 330m euro investment | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hungary's Tokaj wine region is to get a 330m-euro investment to both upgrade its vineyards and bolster the international reputation of its wines.
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World's Largest #Organic #Wine Show Broadens Out

World's Largest #Organic #Wine Show Broadens Out | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#HongKong : #Wine lovers, do your homework before an auction

#HongKong : #Wine lovers, do your homework before an auction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Going once … Thanks to its zero-duty status, Hong Kong has grown to be the Asian centre of the wine auction world, setting records every year, with prices for first growth and rare wines reaching stratospheric levels.

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Harvard University has become one of the biggest grape growers in #PasoRobles #wine region

Harvard University has become one of the biggest grape growers in #PasoRobles #wine region | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Harvard University has become one of the biggest grape growers in California's drought-stricken wine country.
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The Romance of #Wine

The Romance of #Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Great wine by its nature is mysterious, unpredictable and perhaps ultimately unknowable.
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Why is #SouthAfrica underrated? (by Jancis Robinson)

Why is #SouthAfrica underrated? (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

One of the great mysteries of the world of wine is why South African wine is not more celebrated. The best examples offer wine lovers some of the finest value in the world today yet they remain a secret relative to the wines of, say, California or Australia, even though it is only relatively recently that Australia has made more wine than the Cape. 

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#Wine Enthusiast's 2014 Wine Star Award Winners

#Wine Enthusiast's 2014 Wine Star Award Winners | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Superlatives quickly pile up when encapsulating Anthony J. (Tony) Terlato’s half-century career in wine. Visionary, creative, proactive, inspiring and above all innovative, he has been integral in growing domestic and international wine brand awareness in America.

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Stéphane Ogier: "The Côte-Rôtie is #Burgundy on a smaller scale"

Stéphane Ogier: "The Côte-Rôtie is #Burgundy on a smaller scale" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Where next for Bordeaux’s 2005s?

Where next for Bordeaux’s 2005s? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With eight properties awarded a potential 100 points in barrel by Robert Parker, the 2005 Bordeaux vintage was tipped to be one of the greatest ever produced. The wines were released at record highs: the First Growths, on average, were...
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Never mind what was important before. What about now?

Never mind what was important before. What about now? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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"It's a long way to the top": New report from #Rabobank into Premium #Wine

"It's a long way to the top": New report from #Rabobank into Premium #Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The growth of premium wines is being restricted by major grocers and tough economic conditions, despite more adventurous consumers seeking them out.
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#Prosecco rivalling white #wine as 'everyday' treat

#Prosecco rivalling white #wine as 'everyday' treat | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sales of the rival to champagne are surging – and not just on special occasions such as Christmas or New Year
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