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The Business of Champagne: Five Facts and Some Fiction

The Business of Champagne: Five Facts and Some Fiction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The common story is that the fizz in the bottle was created by a blind monk, Dom Pérignon—but it is no more than a story. Professor Stephen Charters seperates fact from fiction in the champagne business.
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#Harvest2014 starts in Europe with Sicilian Wine estate GULFI

#Harvest2014 starts in Europe with Sicilian Wine estate GULFI | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
After more than two months of beautiful sunshine and no rain, the natural ecosystem of the Gulfi vineyards in Sicily will finally deliver the first fruits
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With Famille Perrin, Paso Robles in Central Coast offers taste of Rhone history

With Famille Perrin, Paso Robles in Central Coast offers taste of Rhone history | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
While Tablas Creek has an Old World link, Camatta Hills by contrast was established by Southcorp, the parent company of Shiraz masters Penfolds â€" also with American partners, the Niven family â€" to replicate some of the conditions the Australians found in their home country (the Barossa, specifically the Kalimna vineyard often used in Penfolds’ famous Grange). [...] just 30 miles from each other, two entities from opposite sides of the world, seeking conditions they were familiar with, settled in Paso Robles.
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Drync for Android now lets US oenophiles pay for wine using Google Wallet

Drync for Android now lets US oenophiles pay for wine using Google Wallet | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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“My wine portfolio is not doing very well right now so I am diversifying into whisky”

“My wine portfolio is not doing very well right now so I am diversifying into whisky” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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New Zealand Year Wine Exports Could Rise 15%

New Zealand Year Wine Exports Could Rise 15% | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
New Zealand wine exports could lift 15% in the year to June 2015 thanks to strong demand, according to industry body New Zealand Winegrowers.
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European Wine Harvest in the Lap of the Weather Gods

European Wine Harvest in the Lap of the Weather Gods | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
European Wine Harvest in the Lap of the Weather Gods. Harvest in Europe is underway in some regions, but after a difficult summer, quality and quantity are both in question.
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Treasury Wine Result Takes Heat Out of Bid Battle

Treasury Wine Result Takes Heat Out of Bid Battle | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd.—enmeshed in a takeover battle led by two private-equity firms—hit the bottom end of its annual earnings guidance, easing pressure on the suitors to raise their evenly matched offers.
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Nederburg Wine Auction Unearths South African Diamonds

Nederburg Wine Auction Unearths South African Diamonds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Nederburg Wine Auction Unearths South African Diamonds. The line-up for this year's Nederburg auction features some forgotten classics, according to the judging panel.
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Climate change may mean China could be top wine producer by 2050

Climate change may mean China could be top wine producer by 2050 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Warmer temperatures caused by climate change may mean that the south of France will no longer be able to produce high-quality wine in the future, which may present new wine-producing opportunities for northern Europe and China in the future, reports Shanghai-based China Business News.

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Un peu simpliste, mais intéressant. La grande diversité de climats n'est pas le facteur limitant en Chine, mais plutôt le savoir-faire et des rendements trops élevés aujourd'hui.

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Richard III's bones reveal king's taste for luxury food and wine

Richard III's bones reveal king's taste for luxury food and wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tests on the long-lost skeleton of Richard III reveal the medieval monarch had a taste for the finer things in life -- including wine.
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Muscadet, a Great Value, Isn’t Getting Its Due

Muscadet, a Great Value, Isn’t Getting Its Due | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Great Muscadet can be a complex treat, offering an almost tactile expression of the earth in which the grapes were grown.
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The No Spray Vineyard

The No Spray Vineyard | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It's all too easy to imagine the horrified reaction of parents of the five and six year olds at a Bordeaux junior school who received a phone call at some point on a slightly dismal Thursday morning in May saying their child had been taken to hospital after exposure to pesticide fumes sprayed on nearby vines.

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Drink More Wine: Kings of riesling

Drink More Wine: Kings of riesling | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winemakers in Germany and Washington are redefining the varietal.
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Sauvignon supremacy

Sauvignon supremacy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Blending, the art of assembling sometimes disparate parts into a convincing and seamless whole, is one of the winemaker’s chief skills. Gauging to what extent a wine is blended, though, is oddly difficult for drinkers. Wines labelled with the name
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In Bordeaux, Château Palmer Dares to Experiment

In Bordeaux, Château Palmer Dares to Experiment | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A leading estate moves decisively into the 21st century even as it still dabbles in the 19th.
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Only a Select Few Receive Coppola Grape Jelly for Christmas

Only a Select Few Receive Coppola Grape Jelly for Christmas | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
First comes wine, then comes jelly—but there’s not enough for everyone.
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The Wine Harvest Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Wine Harvest Like You've Never Seen It Before | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The start of harvest is the perfect opportunity to appreciate the winemaking process from an on-the-ground perspective. Here are 8 unexpected photos that illustrate, in a fresh way, what it takes to bring a bottle of wine to the table.
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10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Marqués de Murrieta

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Marqués de Murrieta | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Why The Vodka Nation Is Ripe For Wine

Why The Vodka Nation Is Ripe For Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Move the shot glasses aside and make way for some stemware. One expert characterizes the Russian wine market as one of the "most promising in the modern world."

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Q&A with Viviana Navarrete of Viña Leyda

Q&A with Viviana Navarrete of Viña Leyda | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Exclusive Club Marries Wine and Business for High-End Networkers

Exclusive Club Marries Wine and Business for High-End Networkers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
How does one rescue 300 stranded workers from North Sea oil platforms in a snowstorm? William Amelio, chief executive officer of Canada-based CHC Helicopter knows -- and earlier this year he used the answer to talk about leadership in front of 30 members of a new club, the International Business and Wine Society.
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Italian Harvest Starts Early as Weather Improves

Italian Harvest Starts Early as Weather Improves | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Italian Harvest Starts Early as Weather Improves. Italian growers have started picking grapes for what looks like a quality harvest.
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Rockers drop sex-and-drugs for a nice glass of wine

Rockers drop sex-and-drugs for a nice glass of wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Fans of bands such as Queen and Guns 'N' Roses prefer Riesling, while classical music lovers favour Gewürztraminer
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10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Château Pavie

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Château Pavie | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Badly kept wine ‘ages’ four times faster

Badly kept wine ‘ages’ four times faster | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine that has been stored in a dark room at home ‘ages’ significantly faster than when stored in a professional cellar, research has found.
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