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Forget terroir, forget enology school graduates—the true wine heroes are single-cell fungi

Forget terroir, forget enology school graduates—the true wine heroes are single-cell fungi | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I spent much of the summer writing about people who produce some of the world's greatest wines, but the other day I realized something—I haven't written anything about the true winemakers. I'm talking about the ones who get dirty, turning grape juice into the complex beverage we all love. They're even ready to sacrifice their lives. I'm talking about yeast.

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Champagne de Venoge & Parmigiano Hombre / The perfect pairing #3

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Champagne tastes better from a normal wine glass but simple sparkling wines should still be served in flutes

Champagne tastes better from a normal wine glass but simple sparkling wines should still be served in flutes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Drinkers are being urged to ditch their crystal flutes in favour of an ordinary wine glass because higher-end brands will taste better in a broader glass, according to wine connoisseurs.
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The bottomline is- that a drink with the spunk of a Champagne can sustain the bubbles longer and hence facilitate enhanced appreciation in a bigger bowl...while the lesser mortals are very likely to peter out .

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Why the Liv-ex 100 won’t recover anytime soon

Why the Liv-ex 100 won’t recover anytime soon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter how much you flog it, the horse is dead! I’m talking of course about the Liv-ex 100 index of leading wines. We’re unlikely to see this mule recover its losses anytime soon.
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Vintage tales of a 700-year-old winery: The Frescobaldi vineyards' extraordinary history

Vintage tales of a 700-year-old winery: The Frescobaldi vineyards' extraordinary history | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Barolo: It's the ultimate autumn wine

Barolo: It's the ultimate autumn wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Barolo is a beguiling, pale yet powerful red that can command high prices thanks to its uncanny ability to reflect the character of its individual vineyards.
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Should You Let the Sommelier Taste Your Wine?

Should You Let the Sommelier Taste Your Wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Is the sommelier’s pretasting your bottle an expert service or an excuse for a sip of your very expensive wine? Here, the pros and cons.
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Champagne of World War I for $6,400, Solaia at Bonhams

Champagne of World War I for $6,400, Solaia at Bonhams | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Pol Roger Champagne dating from the start of World War I and three bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1929 Bordeaux will be auctioned in London at a sale that includes Solaia wines from the Antinori family’s estates in Tuscany for collectors looking beyond famous French wines.
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‘American Wine Story’ captures the dedication and spirit of modern vintners

‘American Wine Story’ captures the dedication and spirit of modern vintners | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The new documentary features some of the country’s most committed and focused vintners.
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$1,200 a bottle: The most expensive rosé ever sold ?

$1,200 a bottle: The most expensive rosé ever sold ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

n the third quarter of 2014, the Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales of commercial wine auctions in the United States, barely budged, inching ahead by 0.2 percent from 337.63 to 338.39 points. The lackluster performance is less an indication of market weakness than a function of reduced volume. 

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William Koch: "There's a huge code of silence in the wine trade."

William Koch: "There's a huge code of silence in the wine trade." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine experts recently gathered in New York City to talk about wine fraud. Eater NY wine editor Levi Dalton was on the scene.
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Bordeaux Upbeat About Vintage as Harvest Closes

Bordeaux Upbeat About Vintage as Harvest Closes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Laurent & Julien Combier: “Top marks for the Marsanne and the amazing Roussanne from Clos des Grives”

Laurent & Julien Combier: “Top marks for the Marsanne and the amazing Roussanne from Clos des Grives” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Updating Digital Strategy for Wine brands

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Loi Evin is cool! Even worse than France...Turkey or How To Market Wine When It's Forbidden To Market Wine

Loi Evin is cool! Even worse than France...Turkey or How To Market Wine When It's Forbidden To Market Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine marketers in Turkey are now prohibited from advertising and promoting wine in the domestic market. Yet upwards of 95% of their wines are sold domestically. Here's how they're adapting.
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Where World Wine Collectors Find Their Unicorns

Where World Wine Collectors Find Their Unicorns | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For those who invest in a good wine collection, it's the rarity that matters most. A look at some of the rarest vintages around, some priced over $20,000 a bottle.
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Younger consumers push up wine variety in Japanese supermarts

Younger consumers push up wine variety in Japanese supermarts | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

TOKYO, Oct 19 — Grocery stores in Japan are stocking their shelves with a greater range of wines, thanks in part to demand from younger consumers.

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Good Barolo comes to those who wait

Good Barolo comes to those who wait | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Made entirely of the nebbiolo grape, this wine demands years in the cellar. But these days, who has the time?
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Luxury Wine Cellars Rise Up

Luxury Wine Cellars Rise Up | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
After centuries underground, wine storage is moving to the upper floors with LED lights and glass walls
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Is This the World’s First Super Rhône?

Is This the World’s First Super Rhône? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For a small wine estate in France’s southern Rhône region, Chêne Bleu is making a big noise.
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Harvest Time at Château Pichon Baron

Harvest Time at Château Pichon Baron | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Naturalness according to Alain Ducasse, Gulfi and Champagne de Venoge

Naturalness according to Alain Ducasse, Gulfi and Champagne de Venoge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Michel Chapoutier talks Ermitage, vine growing and more

Michel Chapoutier talks Ermitage, vine growing and more | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Videos about wine, including where and how it is made, plus food pairing, dining and travel, editors' tastings, winemaker interviews, Wine Spectator's Top 10 wines and more. Browse videos by wine regions, search for tastings of specific grape varieties and learn more with educational worksheets.
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Michel Rolland Debuts New Super-Premium Spanish Wine Brand, Rolland Galarreta

Michel Rolland Debuts New Super-Premium Spanish Wine Brand, Rolland Galarreta | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Renowned oenologist Michel Rolland has teamed with Spanish wine entrepreneur Javier Galarreta to launch a new upscale wine brand focused on the Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rueda regions. The new label, Rolland Galarreta, will hit the U.S. market around the end of November, imported by Virginia-based Kysela Père et Fils Ltd.

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Wine Publishing Today: Are We All Kickstarting Now?

Wine Publishing Today: Are We All Kickstarting Now? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine writer Alder Yarrow speaks about his new book, the decision to crowdfund it through Kickstarter, and the state of wine publishing today.
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