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Spotlight On: Chenin Blanc

Spotlight On: Chenin Blanc | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Oxford Companion to Wine calls Chenin Blanc “probably the world’s most versatile grape variety.”...
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Cho Lee: Fake #wine not just a Chinese problem

Cho Lee: Fake #wine not just a Chinese problem | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Jeannie Cho Lee MW has called the counterfeiting of fine wines a “global issue” not just a Chinese one.

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Defining the terroir of Israeli wines

Defining the terroir of Israeli wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When analyzing the Israeli terroir, possibly the most important point is elevation above sea level.
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How to Buy Napa’s Most Exclusive and Hard-to-Get Wines

How to Buy Napa’s Most Exclusive and Hard-to-Get Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last weekend's Premiere Napa Valley barrel auction raked in $6 million, with some bottles fetching $1,000 or more
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Meet the master of Italian #luxury #wine

Meet the master of Italian #luxury #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Under the Tenuta dell'Ornellaia umbrella, Masseto, at about $650 a bottle, is a single vineyard wine made entirely from Merlot (yes Merlot!) grapes grown in the God-kissed Bolgheri region of Tuscany.  

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#Burgundy Ignites New York Auction Renaissance

#Burgundy Ignites New York Auction Renaissance | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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You can't define terroir, but you can taste it

You can't define terroir, but you can taste it | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
But you can taste it. When most wine lovers bandy the word about, we mean 'a sense of place'.
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Haut Bailly leads the Left Bank pack

Haut Bailly leads the Left Bank pack | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Left Bank Bordeaux estates and Haut Bailly in particular are, currently, the main beneficiaries of the region’s growing revival as the previously high flying Right Bank slows.
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GG Reserve: Ernst Loosen's Quest for Dry #Riesling

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"In Hermitage, the standard-bearers for the moment are just two: Chapoutier and Chave"

"In Hermitage, the standard-bearers for the moment are just two: Chapoutier and Chave" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

When André Jullien famously surveyed the world’s vineyards in the early 19th century he was in no doubt about which were the three finest: Château Lafite in Bordeaux, Romanée-Conti in Burgundy and the hill of Hermitage in the northern Rhône. But today, while young vintages of the first two sell for between one and several thousand pounds a bottle, a young Hermitage rarely commands more than £100 a bottle.

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La Réserve #Paris — a lavish new hotel by an amibitious #luxury chain

La Réserve #Paris — a lavish new hotel by an amibitious #luxury chain | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When it comes to very grand hotels, there is no more competitive arena than Paris. Eight hotels in the city now carry the French government-sanctioned “palace” status, the better-than-five star classification introduced in 2010 and granted only to
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Winemaker to bring taste of Chateau de Beaucastel to festival

Winemaker to bring taste of Chateau de Beaucastel to festival | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Fifth generation wine pioneer Marc Perrin of Château de Beaucastel will join the star-studded line up for the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival to be held April 23-26, 2015, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin located within the beach communities of idyllic South Walton in Northwest Florida.
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Faux #Luxury or the Real Thing: What’s the difference and why does it matter?

Faux #Luxury or the Real Thing: What’s the difference and why does it matter? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Canada among the world’s top consumers of imported #wine

#Canada among the world’s top consumers of imported #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A new Vinexpo report also says we’ll drink less hard liquor by 2018, though tequila will be hot.
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#Champagne Movie a Sparkling Song of Praise

#Champagne Movie a Sparkling Song of Praise | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Lead, arsenic, cadmium and selenium...Do Gallo #wine bottles contain hazardous materials?

Lead, arsenic, cadmium and selenium...Do Gallo #wine bottles contain hazardous materials? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
California's Department of Toxic Substances Control says it's suing a glass company for violating recycling laws after it added hazardous waste dust to wine bottles made at a Modesto plant.
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"You have all these young people with rings in their noses who don't know #wine and say 'If it's organic, it's better'

"You have all these young people with rings in their noses who don't know #wine and say 'If it's organic, it's better' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Growers are going to court to be able to refrain from spraying their vines.
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Interview: Alessia Antinori, 26th-generation winemaker, on the value of tradition

Interview: Alessia Antinori, 26th-generation winemaker, on the value of tradition | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Why her family's 600-year-old business, Italy's Marchesi Antinori, is expanding globally and why an Old World approach to winemaking is important
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Will We Ever Get #Burgundy Back in Our Glasses?

Will We Ever Get #Burgundy Back in Our Glasses? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Burgundy has launched a charm offensive designed to show that not only do their wines remain the finest expressions of the vintners’ art, but that they are also not the exclusive domain(es) of people with deep palates and even deeper wallets.
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Alice Paillard of Champagne Bruno Paillard on the delicate effervescence, remarkable purity, true freshness, and silky texture of #Champagne style

Alice Paillard of Champagne Bruno Paillard on the delicate effervescence, remarkable purity, true freshness, and silky texture of #Champagne style | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Alice Paillard, manager at Champagne Bruno Paillard: It is probably the experiences abroad, combined with a fascination for the great wine that Champagne can be, that brought Alice Paillard back to where she grew up, in Reims. Before joining the Maison familiale, Alice Paillard prepared herself carefully.

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Louis XV created Champagne. For the rest, watch "A Year in Champagne"

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Ravi Joshi's curator insight, March 2, 1:25 AM

A short and well made video that encompasses the essence of Champagne...

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The World's Next Big #Wine Regions

The World's Next Big #Wine Regions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I’ve always been a wine-discovery junkie, constantly on the hunt for new grapes, new vintages, new winemakers, and especially new places where vines may never have been planted before. 

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Why #Wine #Brand marketers should have a closer look at Facebook Place Tips?

Why #Wine #Brand marketers should have a closer look at Facebook Place Tips? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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in UK Majestic #Wine boss steps down after poor Christmas sales

in UK Majestic #Wine boss steps down after poor Christmas sales | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Steve Lewis, who has worked at specialist wine retailer for 29 years, calls it quits after intense Christmas competition from supermarkets hit festive sales
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French appellation body considers Alsace Premier Cru plan

French appellation body considers Alsace Premier Cru plan | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The French national appellation authority is examining a dossier that would create Cru and Premier Cru tiers in Alsace, but not all winemakers agree with the proposal.
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2014 is declared a Vintage year for Champagne Duval-Leroy

2014 is declared a Vintage year for Champagne Duval-Leroy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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