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Debating Wine Myths: Great Wines Cost More

Debating Wine Myths: Great Wines Cost More | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

There are a lot of intangibles that go into producing a great wine, but price isn't necessarily one of them. WSJ's Lettie Teague and Will Lyons discuss whether price is a good gauge of quality in wine.
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#Burgundy hit by 'worst frost since 1981'

#Burgundy hit by 'worst frost since 1981' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The worst Burgundy frost in more than 30 years in some areas may have already cut the potential size of the 2016 harvest.
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Anson on Thursday: Benchmark wines from #Chile

Anson on Thursday: Benchmark wines from #Chile | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

This is not the place for ego to take over. As Denis Dubourdieu, 2016 Decanter Man of the Year, says, ‘Tasting is not discovering’. 

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Merchant survey: Margaux ‘wine of the vintage’

Merchant survey: Margaux ‘wine of the vintage’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

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The Ultimate #Wine Lover's Learning Experience

The Ultimate #Wine Lover's Learning Experience | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We go looking for wine schools among the vines and find ... not very many. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher
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Meet the Women Changing Bordeaux’s Historic #Wine Traditions

Meet the Women Changing Bordeaux’s Historic #Wine Traditions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Top #wine consuming countries in 2015

Top #wine consuming countries in 2015 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Here are the top wine consuming countries of 2015, according to OIV data showing 10 nations accounts for two thirds of wine consumption
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Bordeaux – The 2015 Vintage En Primeurs (by Christian Seely)

Bordeaux – The 2015 Vintage En Primeurs (by Christian Seely) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
En primeurs tasting frenzy is now calming down. Although officially a one week event, in fact it lasts quite a bit longer. It is a time of the year I always enjoy, a wonderful opportunity to taste the wines of others, but above all to taste our own wines with visitors from the wine world…
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Torres: “I wouldn’t invest in southern Spain”

Torres: “I wouldn’t invest in southern Spain” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Speaking to the drinks business during a lunch he hosted at the St James’s hotel in London last week, Torres said: “There are still pockets of Spain with untapped wine potential but I wouldn’t invest in southern Spain now as it’s too hot...
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Peek Inside Tuscany's Most Famous Wine Cellars

Peek Inside Tuscany's Most Famous Wine Cellars | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The founder of the Antinori family was Rinuccio, documented as far back as 1180, but the marquises proudly point out that their family tree include
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Vega Sicilia, the pride of Spain

Vega Sicilia, the pride of Spain | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Making a mark Vega Sicilia, in Ribera del Duero, is Spain's most famous winery, producing wines that are on a par with a Bordeaux first-growth.
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Lanson launches single vineyard Champagne

Lanson launches single vineyard Champagne | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The new expression, which was initially planned for release at Vinexpo Bordeaux last year, has been unveiled today following eight years ageing on its lees and more than a year resting in Lanson’s cellars post disgorgement.
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Chapoutier 2015: The Verdict 

Chapoutier 2015: The Verdict  | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The report from the FINE+RARE tasting of the wines from Chapoutier 2015. Excellent wines from the potentially legendary Rhone 201
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#Wine drinkers are the picture of happiness

#Wine drinkers are the picture of happiness | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If you want to get people talking, give them wine. While that’s not strictly scientific fact, it certainly worked for Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti, who snapped his friends looking merry after one, two, then three glasses of vino for his series “3 Glasses Later.” 
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Save your pennies (by Jancis Robinson)

Save your pennies (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's not difficult to think of overpriced wines, but I'd like to dwell on the much more appetising subject of wines that I believe are routinely underpriced. Nowhere is my contention that there is no direct relationship between wine quality and price better illustrated than in Bordeaux.
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Coravin launches new Model Two Elite

Coravin launches new Model Two Elite | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The new model has an identical design to the Model Two Wine System and includes the same needle that pours 20% faster than its predecessor, the Coravin Model Eight as well as using the premium Coravin capsules containing 99.99% pure argon gas. Described by Coravin as “providing a brighter, bolder way to pour,” the Model Two Elite is available in three colours: red, silver and gold with a chrome finish.
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Q&A: François Audouze, #Wine Collector

Q&A: François Audouze, #Wine Collector | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of France's great wine lovers talks to W. Blake Gray about trust in a post-Rudy world. Read wine news & features.
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Rocca delle Macìe and Ruffino seek the best spots for Sangiovese on Castellina's slopes

The southern slopes of Castellina in Chianti are home to broad swaths of vine-covered hillsides, broken up by dense woods and fields of cereals. One of the major communes entirely within the Chianti Classico zone, it's home to some large vineyard holdings, including more than 250 acres belonging to Rocca delle Macìe and nearly 500 acres owned by Ruffino.
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Why #socialmedia doesn’t sell #wine

Why #socialmedia doesn’t sell #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Champagne Lanson's secret garden - the launch of 'Clos Lanson' 

Champagne Lanson's secret garden - the launch of 'Clos Lanson'  | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Several legends surround the city of Reims. It is a town whose name (and its pronounciation) causes so much anguish to the English speaking world. Located at the heart of Champagne production, Reims was reputedly founded by Remus, brother of Romulus, the founder of ancient Rome.

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The Dry and Ultra-premium Dry GG and GG Reserve Rieslings of Weingut Dr. Loosen 

The Dry and Ultra-premium Dry GG and GG Reserve Rieslings of Weingut Dr. Loosen  | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ernst Loosen, one of Germany’s most iconic winemakers, was in town (Washington DC, USA) for a series of events, including a seminar with sommeliers, bloggers and journalists at Cork Market on 14th Street and a winemaker dinner at Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s Range Restaurant.
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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Acquires Renowned Sonoma Winery Patz & Hall

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Acquires Renowned Sonoma Winery Patz & Hall | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
WOODINVILLE, Wash. and SONOMA, Calif., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Acquires Renowned Sonoma Winery Patz & Hall.
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Jefford: Secret wines from Sardinia

Jefford: Secret wines from Sardinia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Andrew Jefford visits Italy’s ‘other’ wine island, Sardinia, and discovers four reasons (or more) to take i
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Five times that Robert Parker moved the Bordeaux market

Five times that Robert Parker moved the Bordeaux market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With Parker stepping down from Bordeaux reviewing, Liv-ex looks back at five times – of very many – that Robert Parker moved the Bordeaux market.
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Day taking Vin de Constance in a fresh direction

Day taking Vin de Constance in a fresh direction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Speaking to db at the launch of the 2102 vintage of the sweet wine at Scott’s in Mayfair, Day said: “Vin de Constance is an amazing wine and by no means am I trying to change it, I’m just trying to improve on a few things to make it that much better – a 1% improvement can make all the difference.
“I want to focus on bringing out the freshness and aromatics in the wine. My main aim is for the wine to be as expressive as possible. “I don’t want it to display terriary aromas too early on in it’s life, so I’m making a few small tweaks to bring out the fruit and floral character, like leaving it for six months less than usual in our acacia barrels.
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The cult of Cabernet: The paradox of Napa’s most expensive wines

The cult of Cabernet: The paradox of Napa’s most expensive wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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