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When Cocaine Met Wine

When Cocaine Met Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“Cocaine” is an excellent social history of the product, in the same ilk as Mark Kurlansky’s “Salt” and Ian Williams’s “Rum.” Now, you might wonder where I’m heading with this but it turns out that cocaine played its part not only in the early success of soft drink Coca-Cola but also in the 19th century wine industry. No, not to keep winemakers awake during harvest but as an ‘ingredient’ in Vin Mariani.

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Famille Perrin: The roots run deep with this dynasty of French winemakers

Famille Perrin: The roots run deep with this dynasty of French winemakers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
CNBC's Lasting Legacy discovers the history of one of France's foremost wine dynasties.
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The maturing of Indian #wine

The maturing of Indian #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
He is known as the ‘Wandering Winemaker’ and the ‘Indiana Jones of Winemaking’. As for that last term of endearment, “My lovely wife gave me that title,” laughs Kerry Damskey, the jolly California-bas
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Frosé:  How a glass of #wine with the texture of a children's slushie became the toast of the summer

Frosé:  How a glass of #wine with the texture of a children's slushie became the toast of the summer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Chilled rosé wine has become a popular tipple on a hot summer’s day, but an even cooler version of the pink drink is gaining in appeal. Frozen rosé, or frosé, is made by freezing rosé wine with lemon juice and sugar. It is usually prepared in a large container and frozen for around seven hours before being blended into a slush.

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Lovers of French #wine could soon have to pay steeper prices to get their favorite beverage

Lovers of French #wine could soon have to pay steeper prices to get their favorite beverage | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bad weather has left French wine-makers struggling, especially in the Champagne region.
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Torres steps back from Cava DO for long-awaited sparkler

Torres steps back from Cava DO for long-awaited sparkler | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The company has confirmed the drink will be a premium sparkling wine rather than a Cava due to “sourcing decisions” – which db understands is due to a desire to build in flexibility over future sourcing amid climate change concerns.
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A Year in Port Gives Trilogy the Perfect Digestif

A Year in Port Gives Trilogy the Perfect Digestif | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The final installment of the A Year In series dives into the fortified world of Port. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher
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Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers 2016 by #Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers 2016 by #Wine Enthusiast Magazine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With a resume that includes top restaurants like Le Cirque and Jean-Georges, this New Yorker refused to let a devastating accident destroy his dreams.
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The Legendary #Wine Cellar Hidden Beneath Monte Carlo

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Your Chance to Name a New English Sparkling #Wine

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Rating the future of #wine sales in post-scoring world

Rating the future of #wine sales in post-scoring world | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine critics and the scores they assign to bottles have declined in prestige so precipitously that a recent in-house study at Whole Foods Market showed customers are more likely to make buying decisions based on friends’, relatives’ and
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Homogenous wines a troubling trend

Homogenous wines a troubling trend | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of the most harmful aspects of rating wine by using numbers
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How #Wine in a Can and 'Brosé' Are Helping Marketers Appeal to Millennials

How #Wine in a Can and 'Brosé' Are Helping Marketers Appeal to Millennials | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Winemak-in's curator insight, August 24, 11:09 AM

Le vin en cannette, le marketing adapté, ça fait vendre outre-Atlantique : des chiffres à ne pas négliger :

- équivalent de 85.000 "caisses" de vin en cannettes produites en 2014 pour Underwood (on dépasse le million de cols)

 

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Telmo Rodriguez: Making wines with soul

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Jefford: Why I'm giving up on the best wine

Jefford: Why I'm giving up on the best wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Andrew Jefford is giving up th
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10 Things Every #Wine Lover Should Know About Benanti

10 Things Every #Wine Lover Should Know About Benanti | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Wine #Packaging That Retailers Say Does And Does Not Work

#Wine #Packaging That Retailers Say Does And Does Not Work | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In an article covering Wines & Vines Magazine’s Packaging Conference this past Aug. 17, Paul Franson wrote, “one of the most popular sessions…featured three wine retailers discussing what wine packaging worked for them – and what didn’t.” L/R: Curtis Mann, Gary Fisch, Debbie Zachareas; Photo by Rebecca Arnn/Wines & Vines The three [...]
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ApresVin turns #wine byproducts into awesome products

ApresVin turns #wine byproducts into awesome products | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Leftover wine-grape seeds become healthy, eco-friendly oils, flours, soaps and more. The skins are turned into compost.
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Outside The Tech Bubble: Product Quality Lessons For Startups From Chateau Margaux

Outside The Tech Bubble: Product Quality Lessons For Startups From Chateau Margaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Vega Sicilia, perhaps Spain’s greatest winery, performs numerous tests on its corks and has arranged with its cork provider that if even a very small number of the corks fail the test, the entire batch gets returned at the cork-provider’s expense. The Vega bottle is nothing fancy and it is no heavier than most other bottles, but what’s inside is extraordinary.

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Are celebrity wine-makers destroying an ancient art?

Are celebrity wine-makers destroying an ancient art? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Miraval’s first vintage, made by ace winemaker Marc Perrin, was the only rosé on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List in 2013. Despite a huge production topping three quarters of a million bottles and a premium price around $25, Miraval sells out out quickly. The ultimate compliment to Miraval was paid by Chinese counterfeiters who produced a knock-off called “Miramas”. To counter faking, the wine is now being put in engraved bottles.

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How Wineries Are Getting Sold And Still Keeping Their Souls

How Wineries Are Getting Sold And Still Keeping Their Souls | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The purchase of smaller and independent wineries by larger corporate entities is not without risk, but when these marriages are done right, the advantages for all parties involved, as well as consumers, can be significant.
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The Disastrous $45 Million Fall of a High-End #Wine Scammer

The Disastrous $45 Million Fall of a High-End #Wine Scammer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
John Fox got his clients rare vintages at deep discounts when they purchased cases on “pre-arrival.” Then a few too many failed to arrive.
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Q&A: Jean-Nicolas Méo and Jay Boberg, Nicolas-Jay

Q&A: Jean-Nicolas Méo and Jay Boberg, Nicolas-Jay | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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How the Color of Your #Wine Matters, According to One Napa Winery

How the Color of Your #Wine Matters, According to One Napa Winery | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If we eat with our eyes first, it's the same for drinking. We see before we sniff or taste, so color sometimes colors our perception of certain types of beverages. There are so many tints for wine, and a few trends, too — like blue wine?! While many are experimenting for [...]
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Worst #Champagne Harvest in 30 Years 

Worst #Champagne Harvest in 30 Years  | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It’s being called the worst harvest in the Aube in 30 years. The vines either have no grapes or a bunch every metre where there would normally be 10. Nathalie Falmet at Rouvre-les-Vignes has decided not to harvest this year. She has 3.5 ha of vines and with an expected yield of around 1,000 kg [...]
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