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Napa 2010: Harlan

Napa 2010: Harlan | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The 2010 in Napa Valley was an atypical vintage, as Harlan and Bond’s technical director Bob Levy comments. The growing season began with a wet, cool spring, which delayed harvest and naturally decreased yields to some extent. 

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If you like #Champagne Moet & Chandon, you should watch this ad...

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#Illy : How an Italian espresso heir changed a piece of Montalcino

#Illy : How an Italian espresso heir changed a piece of Montalcino | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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First-growth influences in #Napa Valley (by Jancis Robinson)

First-growth influences in #Napa Valley (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It is always revealing when one culture encounters another. I find I learn more about a region when viewing it through the eyes of someone coming from another one. That’s why I am always fascinated by how French wine people view their counterparts elsewhere, and never more than by what emissaries from the Bordeaux first growths have to say about their greatest competitors, producers of top Napa Valley Cabernets.

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“Making #Barolo is an art, but the artist is the climate and the terroir”(Alessandro Ceretto)

“Making #Barolo is an art, but the artist is the climate and the terroir”(Alessandro Ceretto) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Paul Symington: “Port used to be big, but now it’s tiny - we got marginalised”

Paul Symington: “Port used to be big, but now it’s tiny - we got marginalised” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The port maker Symington Family Estates has opened its Douro vineyards to the public as part of its attempt to reinvent port for a younger audience
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​How #wine has changed since 1985 (by Jancis Robinson)

​How #wine has changed since 1985 (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

When FT Weekend was launched 30 years ago, Nick and I were returning from Australia, a country that was yet to launch its wine exporting offensive on the rest of the world., In 1985 it was shipping only 2% of its wine abroad, as opposed to 60% today.

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USA: Expensive #wine is for suckers. This video shows why.

USA: Expensive #wine is for suckers. This video shows why. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Science proves wine is a lovely drink surrounded by BS.
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Rosé #Wine From #Provence Deserves to Live a Little

Rosé #Wine From #Provence Deserves to Live a Little | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Let the better ones age, and your patience will be rewarded.
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Frédéric Engerer explains the 2011 vintage at Château Latour

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How to Know If Your Expensive #Wine Is #Fake

How to Know If Your Expensive #Wine Is #Fake | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Maureen Downey has become a top wine fraud investigator, helping to rid the wine industry of counterfeit and stolen wine. Downey met Bloomberg at Wingtip in San Francisco, where she showed us how to tell if that $200,000 bottle in your cellar is a fake. (Video by Jennafer Savino, Amy Marino) (Source: Bloomberg)
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There is Value in White #Burgundy

There is Value in White #Burgundy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
. Sorry to be morbid, but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine; the last glass you’ll taste in this life? Mine’s Puligny-Montrachet, the famous but expensive...
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Bordeaux Primeurs 2014: "There's no demand for Angelus"

Bordeaux Primeurs 2014: "There's no demand for Angelus" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The Great Debate: To Decant or Not?

The Great Debate: To Decant or Not? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Does decanting harm a wine or does it improve a wine lover's experience?
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Vino With Val's curator insight, May 22, 10:17 AM

As always, it depends on the wine.

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The Unexamined #Wine

The Unexamined #Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Sometimes the simplest statements have the most complex meanings, while other times they mean exactly what they say.

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China's #wine tastes evolving fast, says Chateau Margaux's Thibault Pontallier

China's #wine tastes evolving fast, says Chateau Margaux's Thibault Pontallier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Quinta do Noval Vintage 2013: An “eccentric declaration”

Quinta do Noval Vintage 2013: An “eccentric declaration” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We have just declared a Quinta do Noval Vintage Port from 2013. We have done this kind of thing before, an “eccentric declaration” but ...
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#Bordeaux 2014 Pricing Highlights Value in Older Vintages

#Bordeaux 2014 Pricing Highlights Value in Older Vintages | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The pricing of Bordeaux 2014 wine highlights value in back vintages, particularly those predating the high-quality 2009 and 2010 crops, according to London-based wine investment managers and trade executives.

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The traditional #wine list ‘is dead’

The traditional #wine list ‘is dead’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Premium rosé can stand alongside any fine white or red

Premium rosé can stand alongside any fine white or red | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In time for flaming June, should it ever catch fire, "posh pinks" were the subject of the premium rosé tasting organised this month by Richard Bampfield MW and Château Brown. A total of 36 pink wines were tasted blind, decanted into clear, label-less bottles.

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How Vladimir Putin created America’s new hot #wine

How Vladimir Putin created America’s new hot #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A thorny international skirmish between Russia and its former Soviet states has been a boon for Georgian wine-makers.
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Pol Roger to launch ‘08 #Champagne blanc de blancs

Pol Roger to launch ‘08 #Champagne blanc de blancs | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Chardonnay-dominated wine follows on from the 2004 but managing director of Pol Roger UK, James Simpson, told the drinks business that the small 2006 vintage and its popularity in Sweden means that the introduction of the 2008 was bought forward to fill the gap.

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Eva Longoria Uncorks Mouton Cadet for a Cause at #Cannes2015

Eva Longoria Uncorks Mouton Cadet for a Cause at #Cannes2015 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Cape aims high with new classification

Cape aims high with new classification | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Symington Family Estates has opened a new visitor centre in the Douro

Symington Family Estates has opened a new visitor centre in the Douro | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Symington Family Estates has opened a new visitor centre in the Douro to capitalise on the “booming” tourist industry in Porto.
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In China, Grace Vineyard to release Marselan, Aglianico and more

In China, Grace Vineyard to release Marselan, Aglianico and more | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

One criticism about better local wines — and we are thankfully at the point where many people realize China can produce good stuff — is that the collective bottle is heavily tilted toward Cabernet. 

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