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Chinese billionaire Lam Kok and Bordeaux Chateau Owner Killed in Tragic Helicopter crash

Chinese billionaire Lam Kok and Bordeaux Chateau Owner Killed in Tragic Helicopter crash | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Breaking News, Bordeaux Chateau Owner James Gregoire Killed in Tragic Helicopter Crash. Details on the crash reports and recent sale of the chateau
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Swirl and sip at Ca’del Bosco. Clooney is a fan of the winery’s cabernet sauvignon

Swirl and sip at Ca’del Bosco. Clooney is a fan of the winery’s cabernet sauvignon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
From Miami to Sydney to Kenya, we’ll help you plan your summer vacation
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Marc Perrin on the importance of Terroir, Family and Future generations

Marc Perrin on the importance of Terroir, Family and Future generations | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Champagne Pommery crosses the Channel to produce English bubbly

Champagne Pommery crosses the Channel to produce English bubbly | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The race between champagne houses to produce English bubbly is beginning to fizz, with a second famous name crossing the Channel intent on making wine on these shores. Champagne Pommery wil
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Angelus Makes `Classical' 2015 Vintage as Saint Emilion Shines

Angelus Makes `Classical' 2015 Vintage as Saint Emilion Shines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chateau Angelus, a Bordeaux wine estate whose origins date back to 1782, produced a 2015 vintage that Managing Director Stephanie de Bouard-Rivoal described as “classical” as it consolidated its status among the top four ranked producers of the Saint Emilion appellation.
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Barolo. The rich history of Italy's greatest #wine

Barolo. The rich history of Italy's greatest #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Piedmont's great wine Barolo is explored in conversation with Vietti winemaker Luca Corrado.
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The Bordeaux 2015 vintage has some “profound” wines but it is far from perfect, says The Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin

The Bordeaux 2015 vintage has some “profound” wines but it is far from perfect, says The Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Taxes on wines in Europe may impact market

Taxes on wines in Europe may impact market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last week's column on the evolution of India's wine industry over the past three decades noted that a complicated range of taxes made wine very expensive. Indeed, taxes impact heavily on the pocket book of any visitor to that country:
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EBay Aims For A Gulp Of The $15 Billion Dollar #Wine Business

EBay Aims For A Gulp Of The $15 Billion Dollar #Wine Business | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

eBay is angling for a swig of the $15 billion U.S. wine business. The online marketplace uncorked Ebay Wine this week,  boasting a 10,000-plus selection of wines ranging from “everyday staples to sought after vintages," the company said.

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Innovative Ways Sommeliers are Taking A New Perspective on #Wine Pairings

Innovative Ways Sommeliers are Taking A New Perspective on #Wine Pairings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In part one of this series, we looked at a husband-wife chef and sommelier team that’s marrying food and wine pairings in a new way. Part two introduces you to a sommelier turned scientist who is taking wine matching down to its very essence.
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Save your pennies (by Jancis Robinson)

Save your pennies (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's not difficult to think of overpriced wines, but I'd like to dwell on the much more appetising subject of wines that I believe are routinely underpriced. Nowhere is my contention that there is no direct relationship between wine quality and price better illustrated than in Bordeaux.
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Coravin launches new Model Two Elite

Coravin launches new Model Two Elite | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The new model has an identical design to the Model Two Wine System and includes the same needle that pours 20% faster than its predecessor, the Coravin Model Eight as well as using the premium Coravin capsules containing 99.99% pure argon gas. Described by Coravin as “providing a brighter, bolder way to pour,” the Model Two Elite is available in three colours: red, silver and gold with a chrome finish.
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Q&A: François Audouze, #Wine Collector

Q&A: François Audouze, #Wine Collector | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of France's great wine lovers talks to W. Blake Gray about trust in a post-Rudy world. Read wine news & features.
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Rocca delle Macìe and Ruffino seek the best spots for Sangiovese on Castellina's slopes

The southern slopes of Castellina in Chianti are home to broad swaths of vine-covered hillsides, broken up by dense woods and fields of cereals. One of the major communes entirely within the Chianti Classico zone, it's home to some large vineyard holdings, including more than 250 acres belonging to Rocca delle Macìe and nearly 500 acres owned by Ruffino.
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Jefford on Monday: Dr Mistral

Jefford on Monday: Dr Mistral | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Andrew Jefford feels the chill mistral wind blowing down the Rhône valley and asks if the vines enjoy it more than the humans do.
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Riesling - will it ever catch on? (by Jancis Robinson)

Riesling - will it ever catch on? (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This article was syndicated. The picture shows a Riesling roadshow in China with, left to right, Etienne Hugel of Alsace, Erni Loosen of Germany and Peter Barry of Australia with their Chinese fixer attempting to stir up Asian enthusiasm for the world's greatest grape
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South African Wine's U-Turn on Terroir 

South African Wine's U-Turn on Terroir  | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Although it was once home to generic blends, James Lawrence finds plenty of variety in the country's rejuvenated wine landscape.
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Haut Bailly's Wilmers Says `Sun's Come Out' for Bordeaux 2015

Haut Bailly's Wilmers Says `Sun's Come Out' for Bordeaux 2015 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The quality of the 2015 vintage being presented to merchants over the past month makes it feel like the “the sun’s come out” for the Bordeaux region, according to Robert Wilmers, M&T Bank Corp. chairman and chief executive officer and owner of Chateau Haut Bailly, a grand cru classe wine estate south of the city.
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Famille Hugel...All about Alsace wines - grapes, oak, names and what makes them special

Famille Hugel...All about Alsace wines - grapes, oak, names and what makes them special | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Welsh vineyards 'could increase to 50 by 2035' - BBC News

Welsh vineyards 'could increase to 50 by 2035' - BBC News | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wales could have 50 vineyards in operation in 20 years' time, according to one grower who has just started selling Welsh wine to France.
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This Artist Makes the Coolest Paintings Out of #Wine

This Artist Makes the Coolest Paintings Out of #Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last week, we introduced you to Matteo Sa, the Italian artist using pizza as his medium, and now, we’ve uncovered yet another food-dabbling artist: Say hello to Alfonso Aguirre, a Spanish artist who paints with… wait for it… Vino!
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Don't bother 'demystifying' wine – the magic is in what we don't know

Don't bother 'demystifying' wine  – the magic is in what we don't know | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

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#Burgundy hit by 'worst frost since 1981'

#Burgundy hit by 'worst frost since 1981' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The worst Burgundy frost in more than 30 years in some areas may have already cut the potential size of the 2016 harvest.
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Anson on Thursday: Benchmark wines from #Chile

Anson on Thursday: Benchmark wines from #Chile | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

This is not the place for ego to take over. As Denis Dubourdieu, 2016 Decanter Man of the Year, says, ‘Tasting is not discovering’. 

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Merchant survey: Margaux ‘wine of the vintage’

Merchant survey: Margaux ‘wine of the vintage’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

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The Ultimate #Wine Lover's Learning Experience

The Ultimate #Wine Lover's Learning Experience | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We go looking for wine schools among the vines and find ... not very many. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher
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