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Sonoma: Compelling wines emerge from fog belt

Sonoma: Compelling wines emerge from fog belt | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Part of this was a pioneering spirit of curiosity, as when David Hirsch decided that grapes would be a decent choice for the ridgetops outside his new home of Cazadero, since, after all, the neighboring Bohan family was farming vineyards.
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#Harvest2014 starts in Europe with Sicilian Wine estate GULFI

#Harvest2014 starts in Europe with Sicilian Wine estate GULFI | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
After more than two months of beautiful sunshine and no rain, the natural ecosystem of the Gulfi vineyards in Sicily will finally deliver the first fruits
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European Wine Harvest in the Lap of the Weather Gods

European Wine Harvest in the Lap of the Weather Gods | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
European Wine Harvest in the Lap of the Weather Gods. Harvest in Europe is underway in some regions, but after a difficult summer, quality and quantity are both in question.
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Treasury Wine Result Takes Heat Out of Bid Battle

Treasury Wine Result Takes Heat Out of Bid Battle | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd.—enmeshed in a takeover battle led by two private-equity firms—hit the bottom end of its annual earnings guidance, easing pressure on the suitors to raise their evenly matched offers.
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Nederburg Wine Auction Unearths South African Diamonds

Nederburg Wine Auction Unearths South African Diamonds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Nederburg Wine Auction Unearths South African Diamonds. The line-up for this year's Nederburg auction features some forgotten classics, according to the judging panel.
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Climate change may mean China could be top wine producer by 2050

Climate change may mean China could be top wine producer by 2050 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Warmer temperatures caused by climate change may mean that the south of France will no longer be able to produce high-quality wine in the future, which may present new wine-producing opportunities for northern Europe and China in the future, reports Shanghai-based China Business News.

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Winemak-in's curator insight, August 19, 4:01 AM

Un peu simpliste, mais intéressant. La grande diversité de climats n'est pas le facteur limitant en Chine, mais plutôt le savoir-faire et des rendements trops élevés aujourd'hui.

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Richard III's bones reveal king's taste for luxury food and wine

Richard III's bones reveal king's taste for luxury food and wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tests on the long-lost skeleton of Richard III reveal the medieval monarch had a taste for the finer things in life -- including wine.
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Muscadet, a Great Value, Isn’t Getting Its Due

Muscadet, a Great Value, Isn’t Getting Its Due | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Great Muscadet can be a complex treat, offering an almost tactile expression of the earth in which the grapes were grown.
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The No Spray Vineyard

The No Spray Vineyard | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It's all too easy to imagine the horrified reaction of parents of the five and six year olds at a Bordeaux junior school who received a phone call at some point on a slightly dismal Thursday morning in May saying their child had been taken to hospital after exposure to pesticide fumes sprayed on nearby vines.

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Drink More Wine: Kings of riesling

Drink More Wine: Kings of riesling | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winemakers in Germany and Washington are redefining the varietal.
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Paris’s Secret Natural Wine Lists

Paris’s Secret Natural Wine Lists | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In order to discourage "cherry pickers"—those guests that plunder a wine list for its rarest bottles—many of Paris's wine destinations have an unspoken rule: Don't put those bottles on the menu. 
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Prosecco production bubbles past champagne

Prosecco production bubbles past champagne | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The king is dead; long live the king! The French invented the term long ago to bid farewell to a deceased monarch and pledge fealty to a new one.
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Are sulfites bad for you? Wine labels don't tell the whole story

Are sulfites bad for you? Wine labels don't tell the whole story | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Now that sulfites are included on every wine label, everyone seems a little concerned. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Will Lyons looks at the evidence and finds that they're not all that bad.
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Putin’s staff on wine buying spree

Putin’s staff on wine buying spree | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Russia’s presidential staff have bought up more than a million bottles of European wine amid fears it could soon follow dairy, fruit and meat imports and be banned.
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10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Marqués de Murrieta

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Marqués de Murrieta | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Why The Vodka Nation Is Ripe For Wine

Why The Vodka Nation Is Ripe For Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Move the shot glasses aside and make way for some stemware. One expert characterizes the Russian wine market as one of the "most promising in the modern world."

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Q&A with Viviana Navarrete of Viña Leyda

Q&A with Viviana Navarrete of Viña Leyda | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Exclusive Club Marries Wine and Business for High-End Networkers

Exclusive Club Marries Wine and Business for High-End Networkers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
How does one rescue 300 stranded workers from North Sea oil platforms in a snowstorm? William Amelio, chief executive officer of Canada-based CHC Helicopter knows -- and earlier this year he used the answer to talk about leadership in front of 30 members of a new club, the International Business and Wine Society.
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Italian Harvest Starts Early as Weather Improves

Italian Harvest Starts Early as Weather Improves | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Italian Harvest Starts Early as Weather Improves. Italian growers have started picking grapes for what looks like a quality harvest.
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Rockers drop sex-and-drugs for a nice glass of wine

Rockers drop sex-and-drugs for a nice glass of wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Fans of bands such as Queen and Guns 'N' Roses prefer Riesling, while classical music lovers favour Gewürztraminer
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10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Château Pavie

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Château Pavie | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Badly kept wine ‘ages’ four times faster

Badly kept wine ‘ages’ four times faster | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine that has been stored in a dark room at home ‘ages’ significantly faster than when stored in a professional cellar, research has found.
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How to blind taste wine like a sommelier

How to blind taste wine like a sommelier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Professionals obscure bottle labels to assess the contents without prejudice. Amateurs do it to challenge and/or humiliate wine-drinking friends. How to ace the next round.
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White bordeaux wine: outrage or delicious?

White bordeaux wine: outrage or delicious? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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definitely delicious!  We are big fans of dry white Bordeaux

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Moscow Preparing for European Wine Drought

Moscow Preparing for European Wine Drought | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Moscow Preparing for European Wine Drought. Russian politicians have no intention of going thirsty if a trade war with Europe spreads to wine.
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The Rise of the Cabernet Franc Grape

The Rise of the Cabernet Franc Grape | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This black grape is set to make an increasing impact upon the valley best known for its white wines.
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