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What's the Big Deal with Aging Wine?

What's the Big Deal with Aging Wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

More than one person asked me during the Wine Spectator Wine Experience, "What is the fascination with wines aging?" To one inquistor's ears, several vintners emphasized not only the youth of their wines, but that they had long lives ahead.

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Could Digital be “the next China” for Luxury #Wine ?

Could Digital be “the next China” for Luxury #Wine ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Sweden Sees Rise in #Wine Sales

#Sweden Sees Rise in #Wine Sales | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

According to a report released by Euromonitor International earlier this year, Sweden saw a two percent increase in wine sales in 2013. Increasing sales of bag-in-box wines and a growing wine culture are two factors in the increase, the report said.

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#Australia 's #Barossa Valley #wine , #food scene grows and old charms remain

#Australia 's #Barossa Valley #wine , #food scene grows and old charms remain | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A sweet whiff of ripe grapes mingles with the aroma of eucalyptus trees, delivered on a hot breeze rippling across acres of vineyards. Needle-spired Lutheran churches puncture an impossibly blue heaven above old-time villages of stone cottages.
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FT Masterclass: #Cheese and #wine pairing with Francis Percival

FT Masterclass: #Cheese and #wine pairing with Francis Percival | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Cheese should not be breakfast. Nor should champagne, Chablis, sherry, Sauternes or vintage port. But at Christmas (or thereabouts) rules can be broken. When I meet Francis Percival at 8.30am at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London’s Borough Market for a
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First Chinese #Investment in #Languedoc #Wine Region

First Chinese #Investment in #Languedoc #Wine Region | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The world's first #insect and #wine matching guide

The world's first #insect and #wine matching guide | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
British wine merchants Laithwaite's Wine created the pairing list of bugs and complementary wines which features mealworms, crickets, ants and locusts.
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Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, November 28, 6:25 AM

Bugs are fast becoming a fixture in upscale restaurants: The best restaurant in the world, Noma in Copenhagen serves its beef tartare with ants; Michelin-starred chef David Faure's alternative menu in his restaurant Aphrodite in France dishes up pate with a side of crickets and London's Archipelago has chocolate-covered locusts on offer.

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E. Guigal Revisited, Part 2: The Reds

E. Guigal Revisited, Part 2: The Reds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Philippe Guigal shows off his 2013 Rhône reds, including the "La Las," and what might become the 2013 Ex Voto.

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Top 10 #Napa Valley #wine hotels

Top 10 #Napa Valley #wine hotels | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With its endless summers, sweeping vineyards, fine dining and close proximity to the ocean, Napa is perhaps one of the most enticing wine regions in the world.
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The Busy #Wine Lover's Guide to Château Giscours

The Busy #Wine Lover's Guide to Château Giscours | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, #Wine #Economist Mike Veseth

‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, #Wine #Economist Mike Veseth | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to combat the threat of ‘new age prohibitionists’ and authentic, interesting and affordable spirits and beers.
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Chinese wine dealer smashes fake Lafite

Chinese wine dealer smashes fake Lafite | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A wine merchant in the Chinese city of Shenzen has held a public destruction of several bottles of fake Lafite he bought at auction.
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In UK, Morrisons rapped by ASA over #wine promotion

In UK, Morrisons rapped by ASA over #wine promotion | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Advertising Standards Authority upheld two complaints from members of the public after they were left disappointed when an ‘Any 3 for £10’ promotion ran out
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In #NYC, #Wine by the Glass Goes High-End

In #NYC, #Wine by the Glass Goes High-End | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hotels are expanding their single-serving pours because of the Coravin, a wine preservation tool introduced last year.
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In London, #Wine conmen strike again

In London, #Wine conmen strike again | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A London merchant has become the third UK business victim this month of major wine theft, after fraudsters conned the firm out of almost £50,000-worth of stock.
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Top #Brands Beyond #Bordeaux : #Wine Revolution

Top #Brands Beyond #Bordeaux : #Wine Revolution | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This year, nine atypical wine brands made the top 20 list. Four years ago, 18 of the top 20 hailed from Bordeaux.
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December #Wine #Auctions Provide Shopping Opportunities Galore

December #Wine #Auctions Provide Shopping Opportunities Galore | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Napa Valley & Alcohol in #wine : Keeping the balance

#Napa Valley & Alcohol in #wine : Keeping the balance | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It was only a few months ago that we started cracking open the 2011 cabernet sauvignons to see what an arguably difficult vintage would yield. A few were surprises, some
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Antinori, Masseto, Gaja, Sassicaia, Ornellaia...Collecting Italian Wines

Antinori, Masseto, Gaja, Sassicaia, Ornellaia...Collecting Italian Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The Best #Christmas Wines

The Best #Christmas Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The holidays are the perfect time to pull out your favorite bottles. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Will Lyons puts together his case for Christmas.
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I’m seeing less expensive #Champagne on the shelves these days. Are they any good?

I’m seeing less expensive #Champagne on the shelves these days. Are they any good? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine deflation – it seems like a dream, doesn’t it? Short answer: Yes, they’re generally pretty good …
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In #Vancouver , #Wine merchants warn of skyrocketing costs under new pricing scheme

In #Vancouver , #Wine merchants warn of skyrocketing costs under new pricing scheme | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A $40 bottle of wine in B.C. will cost as much as $56 next year if the province goes ahead with a new wholesale pricing system. That was the warning Wednesday from Vancouver wine industry lawyer Mark Hicken, who feels the wholesale price model that takes effect on April 1, 2015 has serious flaws.
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Asian Retailer Aims to Say it With #Wine

Asian Retailer Aims to Say it With #Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Wine industry should take initiative on #calorie labelling, says WSTA chief

#Wine industry should take initiative on #calorie labelling, says WSTA chief | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The wine industry needs to prepare itself for adding calorie labels to wine bottles, as the battle against obesity continues, warned Wine & Spirit Trade Association chief Miles Beale.
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#Burgundy dominates at $5.6m sale: Domaine Rene Engel lots doubling or tripling pre-sale estimates.

#Burgundy dominates at $5.6m sale: Domaine Rene Engel lots doubling or tripling pre-sale estimates. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Part two of auction house Wally’s Roy Welland Collection sale raised US$5.6 million, smashing its low estimate of $3.6m with sales driven by fine Burgundy.
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There are few rules when pairing wines with #turkey.

There are few rules when pairing wines with #turkey. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

And so it is this time of year when I am asked questions to which any answer is a random guess at best and an intentional lie at worst. What wine is best, I am asked. What wine goes with this dish, they implore. Well, you see, it all depends. It depends on price; it depends on preference. I can extoll the glories of off-dry (slightly sweet in wine jargon) German Riesling with turkey dinner, but if you don’t like Riesling, of what use is my enthusiasm?

 

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