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Island treasures: Canary wines (by Jancis Robinson)

Island treasures: Canary wines (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Question: where are the highest vineyards in Europe? Switzerland, eat your heart out. In fact, they are on the slopes of the highest mountain in Spain, El Tiede, the active volcano that dominates the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands off the
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Champagne de Venoge & Parmigiano Hombre / The perfect pairing #3

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De Bortoli Wines toasts its success with shares, cutting costs

De Bortoli Wines toasts its success with shares, cutting costs | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
DE Bortoli Wines, one of Australia’s largest family-owned wine groups, has more than doubled its profit, but the sharp uplift in earnings had little to do with its vineyard and was rather the result of good luck on the sharemarket and slashing costs across the business.
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Rich People Are Ruining Red Wine By Putting Their Buttholes in It

Rich People Are Ruining Red Wine By Putting Their Buttholes in It | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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To Kalon: Napa’s First-Growth Vineyard

To Kalon: Napa’s First-Growth Vineyard | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

"One of the things that brings us all together in this room is that we all love great wines," pointed out vintner Mark Carter during a Wine Experience seminar devoted to Napa Valley's historic To Kalon vineyard. "Great wines come from great vineyards," Carter added, "and To Kalon is one of the greatest vineyards in the world."

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Loi Evin is cool! Even worse than France...Turkey or How To Market Wine When It's Forbidden To Market Wine

Loi Evin is cool! Even worse than France...Turkey or How To Market Wine When It's Forbidden To Market Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine marketers in Turkey are now prohibited from advertising and promoting wine in the domestic market. Yet upwards of 95% of their wines are sold domestically. Here's how they're adapting.
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Where World Wine Collectors Find Their Unicorns

Where World Wine Collectors Find Their Unicorns | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For those who invest in a good wine collection, it's the rarity that matters most. A look at some of the rarest vintages around, some priced over $20,000 a bottle.
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Younger consumers push up wine variety in Japanese supermarts

Younger consumers push up wine variety in Japanese supermarts | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

TOKYO, Oct 19 — Grocery stores in Japan are stocking their shelves with a greater range of wines, thanks in part to demand from younger consumers.

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Good Barolo comes to those who wait

Good Barolo comes to those who wait | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Made entirely of the nebbiolo grape, this wine demands years in the cellar. But these days, who has the time?
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Luxury Wine Cellars Rise Up

Luxury Wine Cellars Rise Up | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
After centuries underground, wine storage is moving to the upper floors with LED lights and glass walls
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Is This the World’s First Super Rhône?

Is This the World’s First Super Rhône? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For a small wine estate in France’s southern Rhône region, Chêne Bleu is making a big noise.
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Harvest Time at Château Pichon Baron

Harvest Time at Château Pichon Baron | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Naturalness according to Alain Ducasse, Gulfi and Champagne de Venoge

Naturalness according to Alain Ducasse, Gulfi and Champagne de Venoge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Baroness’ son takes over at Mouton

Baroness’ son takes over at Mouton | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Already a vice-president on the supervisory board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA since 2006, de Rothschild was named president last weekend according to a statement.

The eldest son of Baroness Philippine and her first husband, the actor Jacques Sereys, Philippe is a graduate of both the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Bordeaux and Harvard Business School.

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France’s “biggest opportunity” in wine is online, say experts

France’s “biggest opportunity” in wine is online, say experts | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
France is in “pole position” in the online wine market – which represents the country’s biggest opportunity going forward.
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Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, October 21, 10:47 AM

Wilson also singled out Amazon as the “tiger in the grass”, which now lists 22,000 wines, of which 3,000 are French, in the UK. “I expect a lot more achievement from Amazon – online is one of the biggest opportunities for France going forward,” Wilson said.

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Top Wines of Bierzo

Top Wines of Bierzo | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A pilgrimage aimed at finding Spain’s most elegant red wines is rewarded in fast-rising Bierzo.
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Wine Star: Jean-Michel Cazes

Wine Star: Jean-Michel Cazes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“Wine is a time machine,” Jean-Michel Cazes said. “It’s the only time machine that really works.” After 30 years at the helm of Château Lynch Bages in Bordeaux, Cazes speaks from experience, and he offered a superb example with the classic 2000 vintage from the fifth-growth estate's cellar.

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Champagne tastes better from a normal wine glass but simple sparkling wines should still be served in flutes

Champagne tastes better from a normal wine glass but simple sparkling wines should still be served in flutes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Drinkers are being urged to ditch their crystal flutes in favour of an ordinary wine glass because higher-end brands will taste better in a broader glass, according to wine connoisseurs.
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Ravi Joshi's curator insight, October 20, 11:40 AM

The bottomline is- that a drink with the spunk of a Champagne can sustain the bubbles longer and hence facilitate enhanced appreciation in a bigger bowl...while the lesser mortals are very likely to peter out .

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Why the Liv-ex 100 won’t recover anytime soon

Why the Liv-ex 100 won’t recover anytime soon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter how much you flog it, the horse is dead! I’m talking of course about the Liv-ex 100 index of leading wines. We’re unlikely to see this mule recover its losses anytime soon.
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Vintage tales of a 700-year-old winery: The Frescobaldi vineyards' extraordinary history

Vintage tales of a 700-year-old winery: The Frescobaldi vineyards' extraordinary history | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Barolo: It's the ultimate autumn wine

Barolo: It's the ultimate autumn wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Barolo is a beguiling, pale yet powerful red that can command high prices thanks to its uncanny ability to reflect the character of its individual vineyards.
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Should You Let the Sommelier Taste Your Wine?

Should You Let the Sommelier Taste Your Wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Is the sommelier’s pretasting your bottle an expert service or an excuse for a sip of your very expensive wine? Here, the pros and cons.
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Champagne of World War I for $6,400, Solaia at Bonhams

Champagne of World War I for $6,400, Solaia at Bonhams | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Pol Roger Champagne dating from the start of World War I and three bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1929 Bordeaux will be auctioned in London at a sale that includes Solaia wines from the Antinori family’s estates in Tuscany for collectors looking beyond famous French wines.
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‘American Wine Story’ captures the dedication and spirit of modern vintners

‘American Wine Story’ captures the dedication and spirit of modern vintners | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The new documentary features some of the country’s most committed and focused vintners.
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$1,200 a bottle: The most expensive rosé ever sold ?

$1,200 a bottle: The most expensive rosé ever sold ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

n the third quarter of 2014, the Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales of commercial wine auctions in the United States, barely budged, inching ahead by 0.2 percent from 337.63 to 338.39 points. The lackluster performance is less an indication of market weakness than a function of reduced volume. 

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