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Natural wines gain popularity, despite their funky flavors

Natural wines gain popularity, despite their funky flavors | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
"La Pause” is not your familiar, easygoing gamay. Dark, verging on murky, it sends up a gamey whiff of sweat-stained leather. In the mouth, it’s deeply flavored, smoky. Compared to…
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Claude Giraud: « If we continue like this, Prosecco bars will flourish in Champagne »

Claude Giraud: « If we continue like this, Prosecco bars will flourish in Champagne » | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

After the 2013 Bordeaux En Primeurs week, a new important event is coming soon in France: the 2013 vins clairs’ tastings in Champagne. From Monday April 14th, numerous tastings will be held. Private – by invitation only – or open to a large professional audience, these tastings are an opportunity to discuss the 2013 wines and to judge them.

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Bordeaux Estates From Haut Bailly to Cos Cut ’13 Prices

Bordeaux Estates From Haut Bailly to Cos Cut ’13 Prices | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
More Bordeaux estates cut prices for their 2013 vintage this week as they sought to balance lower yields from the rain-hit crop with pressure from merchants for wines cheaper than those of 2012.
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Barolo 2010 (by Jancis Robinson)

Barolo 2010 (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Now that the world’s wine collectors are no longer falling over themselves to stock up on bordeaux en primeur, Britain’s traditional wine merchants are having to think of different ways to fill the large hole left in their annual receipts. Burgundy
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What Makes A Wine Sell, And What Doesn't: Takeaways from VinItaly

What Makes A Wine Sell, And What Doesn't: Takeaways from VinItaly | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What sells a wine is its story. That was the takeaway from a panel held last week at VinItaly International trade fair in Verona.
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France Gives Wine National Heritage Status

France Gives Wine National Heritage Status | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
France Gives Wine National Heritage Status. The French Senate finally confirms what we already knew – wine is an integral part of French culture.
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Wine: White pinot noir? Like Champagne, without the bubbles

Wine: White pinot noir? Like Champagne, without the bubbles | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A handful of producers in the Anderson Valley are crafting pinot noir blanc, a luscious white wine made from cool-climate pinot noir grapes that lend a sophisticated, earthy finish to a crisp spring wine.
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Bordeaux 2013: The Decanter verdict

Bordeaux 2013: The Decanter verdict | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Forget about buying Bordeaux 2013 en primeur, says Decanter consultant editor Steven Spurrier, but our experts say there will still be plenty of wines to enjoy in this 'drinking vintage'.
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Vega Sicilia recalls 100,000 bottles

Vega Sicilia recalls 100,000 bottles | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Spanish producer Vega Sicilia has recalled 100,000 bottles of its Pintia wine, due to excessive levels of sediment.
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Stardom beckons for Brangelina's Miraval rosé -Telegraph

Stardom beckons for Brangelina's Miraval rosé -Telegraph | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Victoria Moore debates the merits of Brad and Angelina's Miraval rosé as it goes on sale today
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Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague puts herself in the hands of total strangers

Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague puts herself in the hands of total strangers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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En Primeur, Day Five: The 2013 Wine of the Vintage (by Wine Enthusiast)

En Primeur, Day Five: The 2013 Wine of the Vintage (by Wine Enthusiast) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Plus read ratings and reviews from Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe and Haut-Médoc.
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In The Cellar (On A Falcon 7X Jet) With Terry Peabody Of Craggy Range

In The Cellar (On A Falcon 7X Jet) With Terry Peabody Of Craggy Range | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Millionaire entrepreneur Terry Peabody talks about making wine in New Zealand, and his new jet.
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Exclusive Analysis on 2013 Bordeaux Primeurs: And the Winner is …

Exclusive Analysis on 2013 Bordeaux Primeurs: And the Winner is … | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The 2013 vintage will not be a memorable vintage of Bordeaux. Concerning red wines, I mean. Because white wines, dry as well as sweet ones, proved to be « delicious », « precise », with « lovely aromas ». That’s what reveals an analysis published today by VitaBella Luxury Wine....

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2013 Greatest NZ Vintage Ever for Pinot?

2013 Greatest NZ Vintage Ever for Pinot? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I love it when a winemaker talks up the next vintage they have sitting in the cellar. I love the stare down moment, calling their bluff without speaking a word. I love to hear them elaborate their reasoning, describe the wines in relative terms – set out what it is that makes it special.

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Tesco has expressed concern about the “homogenisation” among Australia’s major wine brands

Tesco has expressed concern about the “homogenisation” among Australia’s major wine brands | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

At a time when Australia’s overall volume exports fell by 6% during 2013, Tesco’s wine product development manager James Griswood told the drinks business that the country still remained “the most popular” source of wine among customers.

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Can Color and Music change your flavor perception?

Can Color and Music change your flavor perception? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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10 Wine Tours You Can Take On A Budget

10 Wine Tours You Can Take On A Budget | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Napa Cabernets From a Cold, Wet Year

Napa Cabernets From a Cold, Wet Year | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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LVMH buys Clos des Lambrays Burgundy vineyard

LVMH buys Clos des Lambrays Burgundy vineyard | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards was returned to French hands last night as billionaire Bernard Arnault’s luxury goods giant LVMH bought the 14th century Clos des Lambrays from its German owners.
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Raising the white flag

Raising the white flag | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The white grapes of the Rhône Valley are the cause of much tension in my home.
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Japan fuels Moet Hennessy Champagne sales rise

Japan fuels Moet Hennessy Champagne sales rise | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Moet Hennessy's Champagne sales continued to rise in the first quarter of 2014, driven by markets outside of Europe.
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Affluent Wine Buyers in Asia Find Their Confidence

Affluent Wine Buyers in Asia Find Their Confidence | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
An adventurous and increasingly educated crowd is fueling a boom in fine wines in China and elsewhere in Asia, though prices have come down.
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Chinese wines (by Jancis Robinson)

Chinese wines (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I got an email recently from a friend in France who had just lunched with the famous but reclusive Meursault producer Jean-François Coche of Coche-Dury. Could I get hold of some Chinese wine, he pleaded, because Jean-François is extremely keen to
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Le Club FICOFI - Haute Couture of Wine

Le Club FICOFI - Haute Couture of Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

FICOFI is a French luxury company established by Bordelais Philippe Capdouze in 1990, specialising in fine wine and related services, as do many other companies, but none in anything like the same manner, writes Steven Spurrier,pictured left, at a Le Club FICOFI dinner in Paris.

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Christian Seely's view on "En primeurs tasting 2013 Bordeaux"

Christian Seely's view on "En primeurs tasting 2013 Bordeaux" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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