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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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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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Does wine brand loyalty exist?

Does wine brand loyalty exist? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A lot of what Sir John Hegarty posited is very enlightening and mostly correct, but in my opinion, there are some potential flaws in his marketing proposal.
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To Tuscan Wine Makers, a Preservation Plan Takes On Acrid Undertones

To Tuscan Wine Makers, a Preservation Plan Takes On Acrid Undertones | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tuscany’s regional government recently approved a new rural preservation plan, saying that too many vines had been planted and warned of the risk of soil erosion.
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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

'The Hills of Chianti' by Piero Antinori | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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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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The 30th Marathon du Médoc: the World’s Healthiest Marathon?

The 30th Marathon du Médoc: the World’s Healthiest Marathon? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Coravin: Greg Lambrecht's Corker of a Wine Idea

Coravin: Greg Lambrecht's Corker of a Wine Idea | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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