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Revolutionary reds

Revolutionary reds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Austria is in the middle of a red revolution, although one could argue that it has been a long time coming. It was in 1918 that the Austro-Hungarian monarchy collapsed; the first Austrian Republic came into being the following year.
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Wine = Sex : Enough with performance, long live pleasure !

Wine = Sex : Enough with performance, long live pleasure ! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For some months now the specialised wine press has talked of little else. Whether it is an article entitled “How to Talk About Wine in Seven Crucial Words”
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#Champagne Pol Roger launches Churchill 2004

#Champagne Pol Roger launches Churchill 2004 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The release follows the 2002, which was officially unveiled in June last year, and the 2004 marks the 15th release of the Champagne house’s top expression, which was created in honour of the famous British statesman who was a friend of the Pol Roger family and well-known fan of its product, even naming one of his racehorses after the brand.

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Chateau Pavie 2010 a ‘perfect’ 100

Chateau Pavie 2010 a ‘perfect’ 100 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Pavie’s 2010 has been up-graded to a “perfect” 100-points by Robert Parker in the latest issue of The Wine Advocate.
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Treasury #Wine Estates boss' annual pay hits $4.5m

Treasury #Wine Estates boss' annual pay hits $4.5m | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The head of Penfolds maker Treasury Wine Estates earned almost $4.5 million in his first full year in the job. Michael Clarke's base salary of $1.7 million was topped up with a $1.5 million cash bonus, and he could earn another $1 million in shares as part of long-term bonuses.

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Charles Philipponnat on Single-vineyard Champagnes

Charles Philipponnat on Single-vineyard Champagnes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Treasure vault of rare Dom Perignon to open in #London

Treasure vault of rare Dom Perignon to open in #London | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hedonism Wines is to offer a rare collection of Dom Perignon vintages stretching back to 1959, for anyone who has £16,000 to spare.
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Vintage Preview 2015: Australian Wineries Report Outstanding Wines, Small Quantities

Vintage Preview 2015: Australian Wineries Report Outstanding Wines, Small Quantities | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Winemakers in the Southern Hemisphere have an advantage over their northern counterparts: While picking has just begun up north, down south they are already tasting the first wines of the 2015 vintage. Here is the next installment of our Southern Hemisphere Vintage Preview for 2015, a dispatch from Australia’s wine regions.

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Keeping cool with 2005 burgundies (by Jancis Robinson)

Keeping cool with 2005 burgundies (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

For obvious reasons, I am always very grateful to members of JancisRobinson.com. But never more so than when in late July I left the torrid atmosphere of the wine town Beaune behind for the air-conditioned pleasures of the tasting room of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne, there to stick my nose into 64 reds from the glorious 2005 vintage. 

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Family winemakers buy Barossa Valley landmark

Family winemakers buy Barossa Valley landmark | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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A Cheat Sheet to #Riesling Outside of Germany: Dr. Ernst Loosen

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Why You Need To Visit Italy's Secret Sparkling #Wine Region

Why You Need To Visit Italy's Secret Sparkling #Wine Region | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Forbes Travel Guide explores Franciacorta, a hidden wine gem that rivals Champagne.
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Can serious #wine come in a can?

Can serious #wine come in a can? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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DCWAF's curator insight, Today, 1:54 PM

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Super Tuscans: Five superstars that changed Italian #wine

Super Tuscans: Five superstars that changed Italian #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Hopes high for a vintage Port year

Hopes high for a vintage Port year | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Could 2015 prove a vintage year for Port? Symington Family Estates has pointed to “potentially outstanding” quality as it prepares to start harvest next week.
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Winemak-in's curator insight, September 2, 4:17 AM

Une année à Porto millésimé ? 2015 semble également sourire aux vignerons de Porto.

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Here's why #wine tastes different when you're on a plane

Here's why #wine tastes different when you're on a plane | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Picking wine that tastes good on a plane is an art and a science.
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Ratafia de #Champagne spirit awarded appellation status

Ratafia de #Champagne spirit awarded appellation status | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ratafia de Champagne has received official Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) from the French board of appellations.
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Dr Loosen’s rieslings: a fine showcase for this finest of grapes

Dr Loosen’s rieslings: a fine showcase for this finest of grapes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of the most eagerly awaited events in my calendar is the annual release of the rieslings from Dr Loosen, one of the great producers from Germany’s Mosel Valley.
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Robillard report recommends end of SAQ monopoly

Robillard report recommends end of SAQ monopoly | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Quebec government should allow its Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) to compete with the private sector, concluded the head of the province's budget review committee in her second and final r...
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Tasting notes - the shame of the #wine world?

Tasting notes - the shame of the #wine world? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In this week's column, Andrew Jefford examines descriptive tasting notes, and whether the wine world has lost sight of what a good note needs to convey.
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German researchers study climate change effects on #wine and its taste - World Report

German researchers study climate change effects on #wine and its taste - World Report | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A warming climate means grapes reach maturity more quickly. For some vintners, climate change seems to be a good thing. Then again, they could...
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