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Hong Kong Wine Auction Season Kicks Off With A Bang

Hong Kong Wine Auction Season Kicks Off With A Bang | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

As some luxury brands fret about their short-term prospects in the Greater China market and observers await the upcoming autumn art auction season in Hong Kong, the first major wine auction of the fall reinforced the view that Chinese demand for top-flight wines remains strong.

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In USA, Does wine have to be certified organic to be sustainable?

In USA, Does wine have to be certified organic to be sustainable? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Even though many winemakers follow sustainable practices, they don't always achieve USDA organic certification or indicate eco-friendly processes on the label. If bottles aren't labeled organic, what should you look for?
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Forget the Martini; 007 Will Have Chateau Angelus

Forget the Martini; 007 Will Have Chateau Angelus | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Château Angélus, which has worked to raise its cachet, was elevated on Thursday to the highest of three "cru" ranks for fine Saint- Émilion wines.
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A tale of two quintessential Argentine beverages: wine and yerba mate.

A tale of two quintessential Argentine beverages: wine and yerba mate. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In 1964, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges wrote the sonnet “To Wine,” which celebrated the wondrous qualities of the drink.
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St.-Émilion Has Class

St.-Émilion Has Class | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Château Angélus and Château Pavie are promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé A and Château Valandraud and Château La Mondotte are two other winners.
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WATCH: Graffiti Artists Create Wine Labels

WATCH: Graffiti Artists Create Wine Labels | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What happens when you enlist eight graffiti artists from around the world to design wine labels? French winery Cave Fin Bec found out, as documented in this gorgeous video featured on BoingBoing.
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Champagne Henri Giraud : The wines are some of the most unique, individualistic wines in Champagne.

Champagne Henri Giraud : The wines are some of the most unique, individualistic wines in Champagne. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Claude Giraud is the proprietor of Champagne house Henri Giraud, named after his father Henri, after his grandfather had married into the Hemart family that ran the house at the time. The wines themselves are some of the most unique, individualistic wines in Champagne.

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Cloudy Bay celebrates passion for pinot noir

Cloudy Bay celebrates passion for pinot noir | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Discussion, enthusiasm and controversy featured at the 13th annual Pinot at Cloudy Bay event on Saturday.

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Major Champagne house Roederer is touting its 10-year relationship with biodynamics

Major Champagne house Roederer is touting its 10-year relationship with biodynamics | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
“When you don’t take risks, wine becomes standardized,” cellar master Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon says. That’s tiny grower- producer talk. We are at a July tasting of seven vintages of Roederer’s prestige cuvees Cristal and Cristal Rose.
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In India, Wine growers unfazed by rain woes

In India, Wine growers unfazed by rain woes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Though many areas of the country are struggling due to water shortage, wine growers based predominantly out of Maharashtra and Karnataka are not worried because this could help them get a better harvest.

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A Brash Icon's Subtle Wines Have Their Day

A Brash Icon's Subtle Wines Have Their Day | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat was long a somewhat lonely proponent of balance and restraint, but Jay McInerney finds that tastes have come around to the California winemaker's Burgundian style.
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Top 10 Chilean fine wines

Top 10 Chilean fine wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

We count down Chile’s highest-scoring fine wines as part of a look at the country’s growing reputation for world-class reds.

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Zinfandel finds an elegant balance

Zinfandel finds an elegant balance | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When Zinfandel was first planted in California, it was considered to be the grape most capable of producing elegant wine, worthy of such lofty 19th century labels as "California Claret" and "California Burgundy." "Zin is still recovering from the...
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How Gallo Brings Analytics Into The Winemaking Craft

How Gallo Brings Analytics Into The Winemaking Craft | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
E. & J. Gallo, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek 500, brings silos of data together for analysis and adds insights from social networks.
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Think Austria, drink Austria

Think Austria, drink Austria | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When you are presented with several glasses of white wine and asked to determine which one is gruner veltliner, my advice is to think in reverse.
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Science helps Spain's natural cork industry pop back

Science helps Spain's natural cork industry pop back | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - For three generations Antonio Gorgot's family have carried axes into the mountainous forests of northern Spain to cut slabs of bark off their cork oaks.
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New Israeli wines

New Israeli wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Summer is pretty much over, the grape harvest is well underway and holiday season is just around the corner. As you may know, the vast majority of wine purchases in Israel and in Jewish communities worldwide take place in the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah as well as the Passover holidays.

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A case of 1959 Faiveley Musigny sold for $27,060

A case of 1959 Faiveley Musigny sold for $27,060 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Acker Merrall & Condit said it sold $3.2 million of wine at its New York auction Sept. 8, with a case of 1953 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild selling for $34,400 and 12 bottles of 1962 Leroy Romanee Saint-Vivant fetching $29,520.
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California winery renovates to resume wine-making in historic stone buildings

California winery renovates to resume wine-making in historic stone buildings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jean-Charles Boisset, the new owner of California's oldest premium winery, is building the future of the 155-year-old Buena Vista Winery on its rich and eclectic heritage.
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A Jasper Hill blend keeps the dream alive after a harvest deluge

A Jasper Hill blend keeps the dream alive after a harvest deluge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

THE news was quietly released to mailing-list customers a little while back. It was a vinous thunderbolt of sorts; there would be no Emily's Paddock shiraz/cabernet franc produced from the wet, wet, wet 2011 vintage at Jasper Hill. No 2011 Georgia's Paddock shiraz either. But all was not lost.

 

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South African wine makers still trying to gain black market

South African wine makers still trying to gain black market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
South Africa's wine-makers are still trying to break into the black market, they said at the recent Soweto Wine Festival.
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Surging Moscato has a sweet future

Surging Moscato has a sweet future | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sales of the light, fruity wine - also referred to as Muscat Blanc or Muscat Canelli - have nearly tripled from 2009 to 2011, according to Nielsen Co. data.
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Autumn brings wine: a spiritual nectar and a gift from God

Autumn brings wine: a spiritual nectar and a gift from God | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Harpur observes the Bible has more than 200 references to wine. It is part of the vision of the Messianic banquet, which Isaiah describes as a banquet on a mountain:
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The World's Oldest Winery Releases Its 800th Vintage

The World's Oldest Winery Releases Its 800th Vintage | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This fall, the great wine estate of Schloss Vollrads, in the heart of Germany's prestigious Rheingau region, is offering the opportunity to enjoy all three delights... simultaneously and palpably.
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The best wine blogs offer a robust and invigorating alternative to conventional writing

The best wine blogs offer a robust and invigorating alternative to conventional writing | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The space devoted to wine and other drink writing in the national press may be dwindling, but nobody seems to have told the bloggers. New wine blogs pop up weekly, conferences take place, bloggers get book deals and, in the rare case of Gary Vaynerchuk, become celebrities. Doesn't sound like a lack of interest to me.
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