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Chinese Investors Shift to Burgundy and California Wine

Chinese Investors Shift to Burgundy and California Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

As Chinese investors add expensive Burgundy and California wine to their fine wine wish lists, they raise concern that traditional markets will los...

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Almost any old Beaujolais worthy of thanks

Almost any old Beaujolais worthy of thanks | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
You take a guy who seeks the obscure, frowns at the mass-produced and balks at obvious fruit. You throw this guy a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau. You know he's gonna hate it, you're just in the game to see whether his put-down will be entertaining.
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Grape Expectations in New Zealand as Wine Glut Wanes

Grape Expectations in New Zealand as Wine Glut Wanes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
New Zealand's wine industry has news worth toasting: an oversupply of grapes that tainted the country's reputation as a maker of premium wines has peaked.
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The top wines of Bordeaux are luxury brands

The top wines of Bordeaux are luxury brands | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

After almost a decade of living in and writing about Bordeaux, there are certain things that are subtly but indisputably understood.

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2012 Vintage Report: Italy

2012 Vintage Report: Italy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A wet spring and a hot, dry summer lowered grape quantities across the Italian peninsula and kept winegrowers working hard

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Thanksgiving Wines for When You Didn’t Plan Ahead

Thanksgiving Wines for When You Didn’t Plan Ahead | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
All your Thanksgiving preparations are in order, but you forgot about the wine. Here are a few quick, easy solutions to last-minute beverage problems.
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Of Turkish Wine and Backward Logic

Of Turkish Wine and Backward Logic | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
An Istanbul eatery's decision to stop serving alcohol evokes fear of Kulturkampf.
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Andrew Jefford: "The Wine Writer is Dead"

Andrew Jefford: "The Wine Writer is Dead" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As some of you know, I just returned from about two weeks spent in Turkey, during which time I wandered around some vineyards, floated above a few more in a hot air balloon at sunrise, and attended the European Wine Bloggers Conference.
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'People eager to know more about wine in India'

'People eager to know more about wine in India' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Young and petite Sovna Puri is beyond the awe that she elicits from those who meet her.
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Rage Against the Enomatic Wine-Dispensing Machine

Rage Against the Enomatic Wine-Dispensing Machine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Do you really want to put an Enomatic machine in your restaurant? You know, that romance-killing stainless steel wine cage that spits out three-ounce pours with grace of a soap dispenser?
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Bonny Doon vintner's Santa Cruz roots

Bonny Doon vintner's Santa Cruz roots | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Randall Grahm admits to being a product of Santa Cruz. Grahm, 59, is the mastermind behind Bonny Doon Vineyard.
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A Temple to Fine Wine

A Temple to Fine Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hedonism is London's latest vinous destination and arguably—depending on your view—its greatest. Columnist Will Lyons takes a tour.
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Braille Wine Labels

Braille Wine Labels | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Wine labelling is somewhat of a nightmare when you consider what they should and should not put on the label but one area where they really fall down is that they do not cater for the blind.

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The 100 points wine glass for that pesky wine snob on your list

The 100 points wine glass for that pesky wine snob on your list | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Got a brother-in-law who’s a complete wine snob? And you haven’t a clue what to get him for Christmas? How about the 100 points wine glass from the luxe French crystal firm Lalique ?
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In Australia, Domestic wine fortunes tipped for revival

In Australia, Domestic wine fortunes tipped for revival | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
THE story of Australia's wine consumption over the past five years has been dominated by the Kiwi-led invasion of foreign imports, and generic label wines, like cleanskins, that have thrived amid the wine glut.
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Wines of all countries have a place at Thanksgiving table

Wines of all countries have a place at Thanksgiving table | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving may be the most American of U.S. holidays but wines accompanying the meal need not be limited to home-grown varieties, wine experts said on Tuesday.
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Alsace: Wolfberger buys collapsed Lucien Albrecht brand

Alsace: Wolfberger buys collapsed Lucien Albrecht brand | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A bankruptcy judge in Alsace has approved the sale of Domaine Lucien Albrecht’s brand and five hectares vineyards to local cooperative Wolfberger.
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Often lost in the debate over alcohol levels is the other major player in the balanced wine equation: sugar

Often lost in the debate over alcohol levels is the other major player in the balanced wine equation: sugar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last week I touched on "balance" as a word that's become increasingly polemical, particularly in California, where the growing movement toward lower-alcohol wines has been branded as a movement toward balance.
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Four Rhone style Wines in the new Top 5 of The Wine Spectator's top 100

Four Rhone style Wines in the new Top 5 of The Wine Spectator's top 100 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It is now official: Wine Spectator's 2012 Wine of Year is Napa Valley's 2008 Relentless from Shafer Vineyards, a Rhone-inspired blend of Syrah & Petite Sirah. A very nice wine and a great wine estate that deserves this much sought-after position.
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Sherry Returns to Trendy Bars

Sherry Returns to Trendy Bars | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the Ace Hotel’s dimly-lit, black- walled basement, a small wine revolution is going on. Four hundred people are eagerly lining up to sample long out-of- fashion sherries, which have been on a downward hipness spiral for decades.
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2012 Vintage Report: France

2012 Vintage Report: France | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Harvest. For winemakers, no other word is loaded with so much potential and anticipation. After a long growing season of endless work in the vineyards, harvest means pencils down, time's up. And no matter how hard you have labored all year, at the end of the day, nature usually has the last word.
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Napa Valley: When to visit the wine country

Napa Valley: When to visit the wine country | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A magazine article I read recently suggested visiting wine country during the harvest. Bad advice.
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Gamay finally finds its New World roots

Gamay finally finds its New World roots | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
On a trip last year to the Sierra foothills, I noticed a bundle of budwood sticks sitting outside Ron Mansfield's office. Except, of course, that Placerville and nearby Camino have become ground zero for this particular grape in California.
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Beaujolais Nouveau Fans Take A Red Wine Bath To Welcome The Season

Beaujolais Nouveau Fans Take A Red Wine Bath To Welcome The Season | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Beaujolais Nouveau French Wine Fans Take Red Wine Baths To Celebrate Its 2012 Launch (VIDEO)

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Shop early for perfect Thanksgiving wines

Shop early for perfect Thanksgiving wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Right around now, people start thinking about which wines to serve with the bird. First, don’t wait until the last minute unless you like lines. The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for wine shops.

 

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