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Technological Change Afoot in Oporto: Port producers try treading machines

Technological Change Afoot in Oporto: Port producers try treading machines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Serenaded by drum, tambourine and accordion, workers clad in navy shorts and red plaid shirts march around the concrete tank of port grapes, a few couples...
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What can we expect from the 2012 wine harvest?

What can we expect from the 2012 wine harvest? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The news this week that we can expect a world wine drought on the back of 2012’s inclement weather would have obviously brought an initial feeling of dismay to many who like a glass or two of good plonk.
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Wine Simplified Is an iOS App That’ll Teach You...

Wine Simplified Is an iOS App That’ll Teach You... | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Simplified Is an iOS App That’ll Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Wine By Casey Chan As you grow a little bit older and stop taking as many tequila shots on a random Tuesday night,...
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Australia's Treasury Wine Estates snaps up big Marlborough winery

Australia's Treasury Wine Estates snaps up big Marlborough winery | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Australian-based Treasury Wine Estates is planning to expand Rapaura Vintners in Marlborough after buying out 50% partner Babich Wines.
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Smells Like Rhone Spirit: Tablas Creek's Esprit

Smells Like Rhone Spirit: Tablas Creek's Esprit | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tablas Creek was the result of a belief on the part of the owners of one of the greatest estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Beaucastel's Perrin Family, and their American importer, Robert Haas of Vineyard Brands, that great Rhone-style wines could be made in California.
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World Wine Output to Fall to 37-Year Low, Depleting Stocks

World Wine Output to Fall to 37-Year Low, Depleting Stocks | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Global wine production will slump to the lowest in 37 years after weather damage to grapes from France to Argentina, forcing a draw down of stocks, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said.

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Gerard Depardieu to host Hospices de Beaune

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Gerard Depardieu to host Hospices de Beaune | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will preside over the 152nd Hospices de Beaune auction next month.
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A New Wave in Napa Valley

A New Wave in Napa Valley | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ketan Mody is a sort of modern-day Thoreau. He's 31 and lives in a one-room cabin on the top of Diamond Mountain that he built from the ground up. His sentences are coated in transcendentalist residue, made modern by his Midwestern-tinged California drawl and affection for the f-word.
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Hurricane Sandy Turns NYC into Ghost Town: “You can’t deprive the people of Wall Street of their wine. Wine is more important than water."

Hurricane Sandy Turns NYC into Ghost Town: “You can’t deprive the people of Wall Street of their wine. Wine is more important than water." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
“The people yesterday were coming here before they went to the grocery store,” said Peters, whose store is on Exchange Street in Lower Manhattan. “You can’t deprive the people of Wall Street of their wine. Wine is more important than water. When we were closed during Hurricane Irene, people were upset they couldn’t get their wine. So you might as well let them make the best of a bad situation.”
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New Zealand Winemaker celebrates 50 years

New Zealand Winemaker celebrates 50 years | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The staff lunchroom might not seem an obvious stop on a tour of a picturesque winery. But Villa Maria's is immaculate - largely due to the writing on its wall.

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For Ex-Goldman Trader, Reporter Wine Work Is Bugs, Memory

For Ex-Goldman Trader, Reporter Wine Work Is Bugs, Memory | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Not your typical time off, though. I have an hour to wash, eat breakfast and get outside to meet the farm manager. I am in San Miniato, Italy, working the grape harvest at the Tuscany estate of Cosimo Maria Masini.
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New Film "You will be my Son": Research pays off for filmmaker

New Film "You will be my Son": Research pays off for filmmaker | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Like any self-respecting Frenchman, Gilles Legrand admits he's partial to the odd glass of red wine.
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Bonny Doon Vineyards: Syrah is not Dead, and Other Matters

Bonny Doon Vineyards: Syrah is not Dead, and Other Matters | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

There's just something about Randall Grahm that demands only the use of adjectives pulled off of a rack clearly bearing the label "erudite." The man isn't busy, he's peripatetic. He's not merely opinionated, he's irrepressible. More so than many winemakers, an afternoon's conversation with Grahm seems likely to range deep and wide across philosophic, economic, political, literary, and scientific domains.

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In New York, Drinking in the Past

In New York, Drinking in the Past | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Lettie Teague's Uncorking the City: Nostalgia is rarely a very reliable guide—in life or in restaurants—and the past can be a difficult place to visit, let alone replicate.
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A Wine for Every Margherita

A Wine for Every Margherita | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In ancient times, the Mediterranean basin looked to Campania, southern Italy's glorious coastal region that fans out from the Bay of Naples along the Tyrrhenian Sea, for its viticultural prowess.

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Wine writing for hosers

Wine writing for hosers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Then there's HMW's recent Pièce de résistance: the blind book review (of Eric Asimov's "How to Love Wine").
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Entrepreneur Spotlight On... Corison Winery Founder Cathy Corison

Entrepreneur Spotlight On... Corison Winery Founder Cathy Corison | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Cathy Corison "Wine is life." On the Saint Helena Highway, in Saint Helena, California you’ll find Corison Winery by its bright white sign stating that it’s “Open 10-5” each day.
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How to get your wines to US market

How to get your wines to US market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Two years ago, at a major Italian wine tasting in New York, I asked a Barolo winemaker friend if he had a suggestion for a new and interesting line of wines.
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With wine, age has its rewards

With wine, age has its rewards | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A tasting of Penfolds’s vintages offers a lesson in short- and long-term patience.
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Experimenting with Aging Wine Underwater

Experimenting with Aging Wine Underwater | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winemaking doesn’t normally require a snorkel, but experiments in underwater winemaking in France, Italy, Spain and Greece may have vintners reassessing their gear.
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Bordeaux 2012: Cru Bourgeois property will not make any 2012

Bordeaux 2012: Cru Bourgeois property will not make any 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chateau Houtrin-Ducasse, a 25-hectare cru bourgeois estate in Saint Sauveur in the northern Medoc, has announced that it will not be making a 2012 wine.
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World of adventure beyond port

World of adventure beyond port | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The ''Douro Boys'' are actually men now nudging middle age, and the company is a collaboration between several producers: Quinta de Napoles, Quinta do Carril (both owned by Niepoort), Quinta do Crasto, Quinta do Vale Dona Maria, Quinta do Vale Meao and Quinta do Vallado.

 

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Saving California's heritage, one vine at a time

Saving California's heritage, one vine at a time | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
WINE Historic Vineyard Society's mission is to stop uprooting the past and to start protecting it Two months ago, Andy Beckstoffer's Bourn vineyard was full of fruit - old, hearty Cabernet and Petite Sirah in what's better known to some as part of...
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Tasting one of Bordeaux’s best

Tasting one of Bordeaux’s best | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The controversial exclusion of the claret from the "first growths" –the listing of the finest wineries, from first to fifth growths in descending order – from the French wine heartland of Bordeaux was finally set right in 1972, when its status was elevated from second growth to first.
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Portuguese Red Wines Come of Age, Steal Spain’s Thunder

Portuguese Red Wines Come of Age, Steal Spain’s Thunder | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Back in the 1990s Spain seemed to be Europe’s most forward looking wine producer. But as overproduction and high alcohol wines increasingly dominate Spanish viniculture, it now appears Portugal can steal some of its thunder.

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