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Institute of Masters of Wine investigates Campo

Institute of Masters of Wine investigates Campo | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Institute of Masters of Wine has instigated a formal investigation into the conduct of Pancho Campo MW and his organisation of tastings in Spain for the Wine Advocate.
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Bordeaux 2005: 12 ‘perfect’ wines

Bordeaux 2005: 12 ‘perfect’ wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Twelve wines have been given “perfect” 100-point ratings in Robert Parker’s 10-year retrospective of the 2005 Bordeaux vintage.
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Gary Vaynerchuk: "Miraval, A must-try if you’re trying to build your palate’s knowledge of rosé"

Gary Vaynerchuk: "Miraval, A must-try if you’re trying to build your palate’s knowledge of rosé" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The world of plonks and #wine snobs

The world of plonks and #wine snobs | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For the uninitiated, "plonk" refers to poor-quality wine. The term is used by Brits and Aussies specifically for wine - I've not been able to find a word for poor-quality beer (maybe these worthies think that any beer is good beer!); poor-quality
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Andre Lurton cuts back on screwcap due to French 'resistance'

Andre Lurton cuts back on screwcap due to French 'resistance' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
André Lurton, the first Bordeaux winemaker to put classified whites under screwcap in 2004, has called time on the experiment.
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Fiona Beckett on English fizz: "I’m betting that in five to 10 years many of us will choose it for preference"

Fiona Beckett on English fizz: "I’m betting that in five to 10 years many of us will choose it for preference" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
English sparkling wine is now a global player. Fiona Beckett picks the best for summer 2015
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The Proust Q&A: Lorenzo Zonin

The Proust Q&A: Lorenzo Zonin | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hailing from a long line of Italian winemakers, Lorenzo Zonin is the owner and winemaker at Podere San Cristoforo in Tuscany. He also finds time to be the Wine Ambassador for his family company, Zonin 1821, which boasts wineries across Italy, from Castello d’Albola in Chianti to Masseria Altemura in Puglia.
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Duval Leroy, Chablis Grand Cru Brocard, Champagne Krug, Chateau Margaux...These travelers book longer flights for a better #wine list. Meet he oeno-fliers

Duval Leroy, Chablis Grand Cru Brocard, Champagne Krug, Chateau Margaux...These travelers book longer flights for a better #wine list. Meet he oeno-fliers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For a special breed of traveler, it's not the route that the airline flies that matters, but the brand of champagne it serves.
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Meeting the Christian #Dior of white #wine

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Anson on Thursday: The new normal (Decanter)

Anson on Thursday: The new normal (Decanter) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of the largest and most reclusive chateau owners in Bordeaux, China’s Haichang Group, gives Decanter columnist Jane Anson rare access to its operations. Read her report here.
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Robert #Parker says sorry to #Burgundy

Robert #Parker says sorry to #Burgundy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

During an exclusive interview with db earlier this year, which was published in the June edition of the magazine, the world’s most influential wine critic said that he had regrets from his 37 years spent reviewing wines for The Wine Advocate, especially concerning his treatment of Burgundian producers from 1978 to 1993.

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Row erupts in St Tropez over the new name for this year’s local rosé

Row erupts in St Tropez over the new name for this year’s local rosé | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Cockburn’s to launch ‘lost’ 1977 vintage

Cockburn’s to launch ‘lost’ 1977 vintage | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Just 1,340 bottles of the vintage Port will be released this autumn by Symington Family Estates, which fully took over the Cockburn’s brand in 2010.

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Valpolicella needs an image change

Valpolicella needs an image change | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Convincing wine lovers that Valpolicella is more than a cheap quaffer is the biggest challenge facing Veneto’s producers today, says Riccardo Tedeschi.
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Famille Hugel in #Alsace: Meet The Region’s Most Famous Family

Famille Hugel in #Alsace: Meet The Region’s Most Famous Family | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Want to learn more about one of Europe's most pairable wines? We've got all the deets for you here.
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#Wine Sulfites Are Fine, But Here's How to Remove Them Anyway

#Wine Sulfites Are Fine, But Here's How to Remove Them Anyway | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For millions of drinkers, the scariest two words on a bottle of wine are “CONTAINS SULFITES.”
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Lifting the veil on the Jura (by Jancis Robinson)

Lifting the veil on the Jura (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Two weeks ago winemaker Rollo Crittenden of Crittenden Estate in Victoria went to the eastern French region of Jura for the first time – all because of a mistake in labelling vine cuttings sent to Australia. 

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Can Aussie #Wine Rule Again?

Can Aussie #Wine Rule Again? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Can Aussie Wine Rule Again? Brian Croser, owner of the Tapanappa winery, has a plan to put Australia back on the fine-wine map.
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Margaux, Angelus, Pavie...#Bordeaux winemakers investing in well-designed cellars for better sales

Margaux, Angelus, Pavie...#Bordeaux winemakers investing in well-designed cellars for better sales | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Students of architecture might traditionally consider a pilgrimage to Florence, Dubai, Miami or Tokyo to study the best examples of their craft. Very few would think about visiting a vineyard - but if they did, it would almost certainly be Rioja,...
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Alvaro Palacios: "I have never felt the magical and emotional aspects in the New World"

Alvaro Palacios: "I have never felt the magical and emotional aspects in the New World" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Coravin secures another $13m in funding

Coravin secures another $13m in funding | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Coravin, owner of the namesake system that allows people to pour a glass of wine without pulling the cork on the bottle, has secured another $13.6m from investors.
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Spain replaces Italy as top exporter of #wine by volume

Spain replaces Italy as top exporter of #wine by volume | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As the cargo train pulled out from Madrid in late May, Santiago Vivanco thought to himself: “Por favor, por favor, let it arrive safely.” The train was carrying eight containers packed with 70,000 bottles of wine from Vivanco’s La Rioja family wine
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"St Tropez 2015" by DJ Charly Virzy...The new Party Mix selected by #Champagne Henri Giraud

"St Tropez 2015" by DJ Charly Virzy...The new Party Mix selected by #Champagne Henri Giraud | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Anderson Valley can be #Burgundy of #California says producer

Anderson Valley can be #Burgundy of #California says producer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Long Meadow Ranch winery has bought a 59 hectare estate in Anderson Valley, where it intends to emulate Burgundy by focusing on single vineyard Pinot Noir.
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Champagne’s campaign to boot out imposters

Champagne’s campaign to boot out imposters | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The offer of a glass of Champagne at the start of a social function is as inevitable as it is welcome. Dig a little deeper, though, and such offers are not always what they seem. Just as all that glitters is not gold, so all that sparkles is not Champagne – with Prosecco, Cava and assorted fizz from other parts of the world increasingly served up to an unsuspecting audience. 

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Parker retrospective boosts 05 Palmer

Parker retrospective boosts 05 Palmer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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