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Pairing wines and food for the holidays

Pairing wines and food for the holidays | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

When planning your holiday entertaining, the addition of wine to the table is sure to liven up any occasion. Matching wine to food need not be a chore or a challenge. Ignore the complex formulas and books on the subject; they offer too much information and over-complicate matters.

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Champagne is suffering a major identity crisis: is it serious Doctor?

Champagne is suffering a major identity crisis: is it serious Doctor? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What wine story created the biggest buzz around the world last week? The Champagne/Prosecco duel. First came the article in Drinks Business on Champagne ho
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Cos d’Estournel 1982, Dominus Estate 2010, Masseto 2001, Vega Sicilia Unico 2004...Parker brings 100-point roadshow to UK

Cos d’Estournel 1982, Dominus Estate 2010, Masseto 2001, Vega Sicilia Unico 2004...Parker brings 100-point roadshow to UK | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine critic Robert Parker has announced a plan to bring his “Grand World Tour” to London early next year.
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The Primum Familiae Vini tasting

The Primum Familiae Vini tasting | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Primum Familiae Vini are an association of top European wine domaines, and we were treated to a tasting of some of their wines, presented by Christophe Brunet, wine ambassador of the PVF and Fiona Beckett, food and wine journalist. They were providing the chat, with Fiona’s brief being suggesting suitable pairings for the wines. She did really well: it’s not a task I’d envy.

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Jefford on Monday: A Label Drinker Comes Out

Jefford on Monday: A Label Drinker Comes Out | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I've never taken part in a true blind tasting. Have you? It would, I think, mean sitting in a cubicle in an anonymous research laboratory staffed by strangers. Wine samples would emerge through a hatch.
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Treasury Wine Takeover Talks Collapse

Treasury Wine Takeover Talks Collapse | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Treasury Wine Estates said takeover talks have broken off after two private equity suitors were unable to agree a deal acceptable to the company's board.
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New York, the World's Greatest Wine City

New York, the World's Greatest Wine City | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Swaggering sommeliers, intrepid importers, sophisticated consumers—why even French Champagne producers agree New York is the greatest town for grape.
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Klein Constantia Restores African Wines Fit for Napoleon

Klein Constantia Restores African Wines Fit for Napoleon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Portugal’s beautiful Douro Valley embodies history of port wine

Portugal’s beautiful Douro Valley embodies history of port wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ribbons of bright green grape leaves alternated with golden stone walls as far as I could see along the steep banks of Portugal’s Douro River.
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From zero to Lafite, China misses its 'gateway wine'

From zero to Lafite, China misses its 'gateway wine' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Every wine lover has a story of the first sip that drew them in.
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Paris’s most interesting wine shops (by Jancis Robinson)

Paris’s most interesting wine shops (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Isabelle Legeron, who writes about her favourite topic, natural wine elsewhere in this issue (“Pure pleasure: the natural wine bar scene”), is a rarity: a French Master of Wine. It is not surprising there are so few of them because to pass the
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Riesling’s an Oktoberfest-friendly wine

Riesling’s an Oktoberfest-friendly wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In June, I wrote about Ernst Loosen and his collaboration with Chateau Ste. Michelle to make Eroica Riesling in Washington State’s Columbia Valley. 

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Battle Prosecco/Champagne: After Champagne Henri Giraud, Lanson talks

Battle Prosecco/Champagne: After Champagne Henri Giraud, Lanson talks | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For the first time Champagne has been outsold by Prosecco, but why are we falling out of love with the French sparkling wine?
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Ernie Loosen: "The new German vineyard quality classifications? It's a nightmare"

Ernie Loosen: "The new German vineyard quality classifications? It's a nightmare" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Maximizing wine exposure through social media

Maximizing wine exposure through social media | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I know I have said this before, but a former Wall-Streeter-turned-wine-maker said, "It's one thing to make great juice, it's another thing to sell it."
And I don't know how you sell anything these days without using social media, especially if you're a small, start-up vineyard trying to get its name out there.Consumers and vineyards are getting online.

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A case of Miraval Rosé for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

A case of Miraval Rosé for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie didn't manage to make it to George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's four day wedding celebrations in Venice this weekend, apparently because they were tied up on set. The couple, who tied the knot themselves last month, are working on their second movie project together 'By The Sea' in Malta and apparently couldn't tear themselves away from the shoot and instead sent a case of their Miraval wine.
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Israel’s most beautiful vineyard

Israel’s most beautiful vineyard | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Will a world-renowned flying winemaker from France give Amphorae Winery some Bordeaux-style elegance? We’ll find out when we taste the wines from the next vintage.
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Bordeaux 'lacks premium brands', says Baron Philippe de Rothschild chief

Bordeaux 'lacks premium brands', says Baron Philippe de Rothschild chief | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bordeaux's image on the international wine market is hampered by a lack of premium brands that can appeal to mainstream consumers, the managing director of Baron Philippe de Rothschild has said.
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Burgundy’s ‘original grand crus’ explored in new book

Burgundy’s ‘original grand crus’ explored in new book | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Written by Charles Curtis MW (pictured), “The Original Grand Crus of Burgundy” looks at Burgundy in the 18th and 19th centuries and, as Curtis explained to the drinks business: “How Burgundy was esteemed prior to the modern period.”

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Australia: Good vintage for Hunter Valley wines

Australia: Good vintage for Hunter Valley wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Thanks to perfect ripening conditions in the Hunter Valley, winemakers are declaring 2014 a year to remember.
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New Zealand: "Outstanding" 2014 wine vintage joins "Exceptional" 2013

New Zealand: "Outstanding" 2014 wine vintage joins "Exceptional" 2013 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Leading wine judge Jim Harré says the wine industry has missed a trick with their recommendation to drink wines like sauvignon blanc when they are young. - New Zealand Herald
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One Good Side Effect of China’s Anti-Corruption Drive: Better Wine

One Good Side Effect of China’s Anti-Corruption Drive: Better Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Could Xi Jinping’s crackdown on graft and push for austerity help Chinese wine?
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'The Hills of Chianti' by Piero Antinori

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Hospices de Beaune winemaker Roland Masse to retire

Hospices de Beaune winemaker Roland Masse to retire | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The winemaker and manager of Domaine des Hospices de Beaune in Burgundy, Roland Masse, is set to retire after the 2014 vintage.
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Cornas Red is no Country Bumpkin

Cornas Red is no Country Bumpkin | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Cornas in the northern Rhône Valley offers the rare combination of northern Rhône finesse combined with southern sun.
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Spotted-wing drosophila threatens European vineyards

Spotted-wing drosophila threatens European vineyards | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Drosophila suzukii or Cherry vinegar fly, a type of fruit fly endemic to Japan and Asia, poses a serious threat to European wine and fruit growing, warns
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