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2013 Vintage Report: Italy

2013 Vintage Report: Italy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Harvest. For winemakers, no other word is loaded with so much potential and anticipation. After a long growing season of endless work in the vineyards, it’s finally time to see what nature delivered.
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Opinion Analysis on #Bordeaux En #Primeur 2014: It will be positive, very positive!

Opinion Analysis on #Bordeaux En #Primeur 2014: It will be positive, very positive! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Californian trend for ‘terroir-driven’ #wine grows

Californian trend for ‘terroir-driven’ #wine grows | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
“California cult wines are so hot right now!” exclaimed Michael Madrigale, head sommelier at Bar Boulud – a rather fashionable cornerstone of Chef Daniel Boulud’s collections of restaurants.
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People think weaker #wine tastes better

People think weaker #wine tastes better | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A study conducted by neuroscientists indicates that drinkers can focus on the unique flavors of wine with lower alcohol content.
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What have the Romans done for us?

What have the Romans done for us? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's not everyday that someone hand delivers a fossilised 2,000 year old vine plant to my front door, writes Jane Anson, examining the link between Roman and modern day Bordeaux vineyards.
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Uncorked: Renzo Cotarella (Antinori)

Uncorked: Renzo Cotarella (Antinori) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Renzo Cotarella is CEO and chief winemaker for Marchesi Antinori, overseeing the company’s estates in Italy and California, and its joint ventures in other countries like Chile. Raised in a winemaking family in Monterubiaglio in Umbria, he was put in charge of Antinori’s Castello della Sala in Umbria in 1981.
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Spanish #wine giant Codorniu expands in #Rioja

Spanish #wine giant Codorniu expands in #Rioja | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Spanish wine group Codorniu has embarked on a major expansion in Rioja through its majority-owned subsidiary, Bodegas Bilbainas, according to its chief executive, Javier Pages.
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Kathie Lee Gifford & her #wine

Kathie Lee Gifford & her #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Despite the early hour, it’s no secret that Kathie Lee Gifford loves her Wine Wednesdays with Today cohost Hoda Kotb. Now the TV personality has turned her liquid hobby into a side business. Gifford is the “celebrity vintner” at the 13th annual Boca Bacchanal this weekend. She’ll represent her GIFFT line of wines, a 50-50 partnership with Monterey, California’s Scheid Family Wines.

 

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Why #riesling is an amazing #food #wine

Why #riesling is an amazing #food #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
No, not that supersweet riesling. The wine panel found a half-dozen rieslings that have the acidity to pair nicely with everything from potato chips to Thai takeout.
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Château Mouton Rothschild Enlists Art and Heritage to Beat China’s #Bordeaux Slump

Château Mouton Rothschild Enlists Art and Heritage to Beat China’s #Bordeaux Slump | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ultra high-end Bordeaux has had a difficult time in China over the past year, but historic winemaker Château Mouton Rothschild is going full-speed ahead in courting its Chinese connoisseurs with an unconventional approach to auctions, focus on the connection between wine and art, and emphasis on Chinese cultural ties.
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Another Shining White at Haut-Brion

Another Shining White at Haut-Brion | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Following my 2014 Bordeax barrel tasting visits in Margaux, I headed to Domaine Clarence Dillon to taste the 2014 vintages of Château Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion and Quintus with Jean-Philippe Delmas.

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30 Lessons Of #Wine #Communication in the US market

30 Lessons Of #Wine #Communication in the US market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We've got 30 lessons for wine communicators of Italian brands in the US. What are yours?
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Feds worry about #contamination in bottles of sea-aged #wine

Feds worry about #contamination in bottles of sea-aged #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It seemed like a worthwhile experiment to a small winery: Submerge bottles of wine in sea water to see how they age. But a federal agency is concerned that ocean water could contaminate the wine.
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Why white #wine , clothes dryers and car seats all flopped in China

Why white #wine , clothes dryers and car seats all flopped in China | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The failure of white wine, car seats and clothes dryers to make an impression in China underlines the importance of understanding the market
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The Parker Barrel: En Primeur Urban Legend

The Parker Barrel: En Primeur Urban Legend | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Secret to terroir may lie in bacteria, say scientists

Secret to terroir may lie in bacteria, say scientists | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Researchers in the US have published a study suggesting that the characteristics associated with terroir could have more to do with microbes found around the root system of a vine, than the soil that it grows in.
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Full Steam Ahead at Mouton-Rothschild

Full Steam Ahead at Mouton-Rothschild | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It's been a tumultuous stretch lately at Château Mouton-Rothschild, with a new cellar recently completed, and the passing of the legendaryBaroness Philippine. Yet if anything could power forward through rough seas, it would be the S.S. Mouton-Rothschild. 

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The Franciacorta President Who Wanted to Be Pope

The Franciacorta President Who Wanted to Be Pope | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Foreign, domestic rosé wines vie for bigger share of U.S. market

Foreign, domestic rosé wines vie for bigger share of U.S. market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wine battle may be uncorked as imports of rosés from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, South Africa vie for shelf space and a share of the U.S. market, which is good news for consumers.Last
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Gallo, the world's largest wine company, has purchased a prominent producer of #sparkling #wine

Gallo, the world's largest wine company, has purchased a prominent producer of #sparkling #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Raventos, Gusbourne, Ca' del Bosco...Handmade Vintage Sparkling wines join #Champagne Henri Giraud's Atelier N°5

Raventos, Gusbourne, Ca' del Bosco...Handmade Vintage Sparkling wines join #Champagne Henri Giraud's Atelier N°5 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
(Picture: Japanese Soprano Satomi Ogawa and German winemaker Egon Müller with Claude Giraud during the last edition of Champagne Henri Giraud's Atelier) Ch
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What's the Big Deal About #Kosher #Wine ?

What's the Big Deal About #Kosher #Wine ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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German Winery Scores Three 100-Pointers, Sells Out Instantly

German Winery Scores Three 100-Pointers, Sells Out Instantly | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Wine : Ridge's Monte Bello

#Wine : Ridge's Monte Bello | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The state's best cabernet comes from Cupertino, not Napa, says wine columnist Laurie Daniel.
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The 2014 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: Measured Enthusiasm at Château Margaux

The 2014 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: Measured Enthusiasm at Château Margaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Folks always want to know about prices when it comes to the newest Bordeaux vintages, and the first-growths set the bar. So I askedChâteau Margaux director Paul Pontallier where he sees the market for the 2014s going, with what looks to be a very good vintage...

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