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Fighting the Funk in Funky Wine | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Fighting the Funk in Funky Wine | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Scientists in Australia tell Wine Spectator they have sequenced the genome of brettanomyces, a yeast organism responsible for producing off flavors in wine. They hope the breakthrough can be used to eliminate the winemaking problem.
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#Wine industry should take initiative on #calorie labelling, says WSTA chief

#Wine industry should take initiative on #calorie labelling, says WSTA chief | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The wine industry needs to prepare itself for adding calorie labels to wine bottles, as the battle against obesity continues, warned Wine & Spirit Trade Association chief Miles Beale.
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#Burgundy dominates at $5.6m sale: Domaine Rene Engel lots doubling or tripling pre-sale estimates.

#Burgundy dominates at $5.6m sale: Domaine Rene Engel lots doubling or tripling pre-sale estimates. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Part two of auction house Wally’s Roy Welland Collection sale raised US$5.6 million, smashing its low estimate of $3.6m with sales driven by fine Burgundy.
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There are few rules when pairing wines with #turkey.

There are few rules when pairing wines with #turkey. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

And so it is this time of year when I am asked questions to which any answer is a random guess at best and an intentional lie at worst. What wine is best, I am asked. What wine goes with this dish, they implore. Well, you see, it all depends. It depends on price; it depends on preference. I can extoll the glories of off-dry (slightly sweet in wine jargon) German Riesling with turkey dinner, but if you don’t like Riesling, of what use is my enthusiasm?

 

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How to Select the Perfect #Wine and #Champagne This #Holiday Season

How to Select the Perfect #Wine and #Champagne This #Holiday Season | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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E. Guigal Revisited, Part 1: The Whites

E. Guigal Revisited, Part 1: The Whites | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Why is #wine so complicated? Outsider Wine Merchant Transforming Intimidation into Excitement Shoppers

Why is #wine so complicated? Outsider Wine Merchant Transforming Intimidation into Excitement Shoppers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Through friends in Princeton and the guys at Tigerlabs, I got to know Mark Censitis--an entrepreneur who turned his outsider status in the wine industry into a successful business that grew from Princeton to the greater New York Metro area....
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The 300th and Last Case of #Champagne Henri Giraud’s Ennéade Sold in #Singapore

The 300th and Last Case of #Champagne Henri Giraud’s Ennéade Sold in #Singapore | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Some 300 champagne history enthusiasts around the world have received their prestigious Ennéade case. Rare, exclusive and precious, these 300 Ennéade cases relate the unusual history of the wine which inspired the Argonne vintage of which the renowned American critic Robert Parker said: “That is the way I think Krug SHOULD taste.” 

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Kim Jong-un relying on ‘cobra wine’ after problems with trouser snake

Kim Jong-un relying on ‘cobra wine’ after problems with trouser snake | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

North Korean despot Kim Jong-un has been guzzling pint after pint of ‘snake wine’, with the body of a dead cobra in the bottle – in a vain attempt to restore life to genitals he may not have seen for years due to his vast bulk.

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Why Greek #wine deserves to be taken seriously

Why Greek #wine deserves to be taken seriously | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Greece recently celebrated its “Ohi Day” (“No” day) on October 28 to mark the time when in 1940 the then Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, rejected Benito Mussolini’s ultimatum to march troops through Greece. In 2014, much is being said about how Greeks need to say “no” to corruption, which has contributed to the country’s on-going economic crisis.
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Bay chardonnay named NZ's best wine

Bay chardonnay named NZ's best wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A Hawke's Bay chardonnay has an appreciative audience among the Air New Zealand Wine Award judges.
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21 world records: "#Champagne was the feature of the sale, but everything was generating heat" (Acker CEO John Kapon)

21 world records: "#Champagne was the feature of the sale, but everything was generating heat" (Acker CEO John Kapon) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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How Do You Say Sommelier in Mandarin or Cantonese?

How Do You Say Sommelier in Mandarin or Cantonese? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Chinese wine dealer smashes fake Lafite

Chinese wine dealer smashes fake Lafite | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A wine merchant in the Chinese city of Shenzen has held a public destruction of several bottles of fake Lafite he bought at auction.
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In UK, Morrisons rapped by ASA over #wine promotion

In UK, Morrisons rapped by ASA over #wine promotion | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Advertising Standards Authority upheld two complaints from members of the public after they were left disappointed when an ‘Any 3 for £10’ promotion ran out
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In #NYC, #Wine by the Glass Goes High-End

In #NYC, #Wine by the Glass Goes High-End | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hotels are expanding their single-serving pours because of the Coravin, a wine preservation tool introduced last year.
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Three Winners for the Second Annual Millesima's #Wine #Blog Awards

Three Winners for the Second Annual Millesima's #Wine #Blog Awards | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Millesima has just announced the winners of its second annual wine blog awards with prizes in three categories: Fine Wine, Wine Travel and Vinification Pra
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"Bringing #movie or #perfume magic to the #wine world will win new drinkers"

"Bringing #movie or #perfume magic to the #wine world will win new drinkers" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Direct Wines CEO Simon McMurtrie insists that bringing ‘some of the magic’ associated with movie and perfume launches into the wine world will entice a new generation of wine drinkers.
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#NapaValley , #Bordeaux or #Burgundy : Vega Sicilia Goes Winery Shopping

#NapaValley , #Bordeaux or #Burgundy : Vega Sicilia Goes Winery Shopping | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#France Names Country's Best Sommelier

#France Names Country's Best Sommelier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
. He's got the best nose in the country which arguably knows wine best.

Jonathan Bauer-Monneret won the title France's best sommelier this fall at t...
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Jacob's Creek multi-million dollar #campaign plays emotion card with its winemakers at the heart of new #brand push

Jacob's Creek multi-million dollar #campaign plays emotion card with its winemakers at the heart of new #brand push | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jacob's Creek's has launched a global brand campaign with a TV-led push that puts the people who make the wine and the challenges they face at the centre o
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Why #wine bloggers are an endangered species

Why #wine bloggers are an endangered species | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of the great communication innovations assisting the wine sector’s recovery has been the birth of the wine blogger. Since wine blogging began, its role has evolved from being a publicly recorded journal by wine enthusiasts through to a buying guide and discussion platform for news and events in the wine sector.
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Chile Celebrates 20 Years of Carmenere

Chile Celebrates 20 Years of Carmenere | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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高柏丽酒庄 : How do you say Chateau Haut Bailly in Mandarin or Cantonese?

高柏丽酒庄 : How do you say Chateau Haut Bailly in Mandarin or Cantonese? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Chateau Grillet: Waking the Ghost of Condrieu

Chateau Grillet: Waking the Ghost of Condrieu | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I was admittedly more than curious to see the effects of regime change at Château-Grillet. The sleeping ghost wine of the Rhône had been purchased by the Artemis group (which owns Bordeaux first-growth Château Latour) in 2011 and the new team, led by the intenseFrédéric Engerer and property manager Alessandro Noli, rolled up their sleeves and got to work.

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