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Chateau d'Yquem to hold first flash sale

Chateau d'Yquem to hold first flash sale | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Devo Co-founder Launches Wine Brand

Devo Co-founder Launches Wine Brand | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Can Douro Do Grand Cru?

Can Douro Do Grand Cru? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

When you stand in the vineyards of Jorge Sêrodio Borges and Sandra Tavares da Silva, the 40-something, married winemakers who own the oddly named but oh-so-serious Douro estate called Wine & Soul, you can’t help being impressed. After all, their century-old vines are, impossibly, growing out of rock. There’s no soil. It’s just a matter of whether the friable schist that composes much of the Douro zone is in large jagged pieces or has crumbled into something smaller. “It’s like prison work,” laughs Borges. “You’re just breaking larger rocks into smaller ones to create something that might resemble soil. Really it’s just rock. No dirt.”

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Jefford: "Much of the language used to describe and to sell Champagne is, to put it politely, wildly inflated"

Jefford: "Much of the language used to describe and to sell Champagne is, to put it politely, wildly inflated" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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2013 Champagne: The Vins Clairs

2013 Champagne: The Vins Clairs | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Ravi Joshi's curator insight, May 6, 2014 5:21 AM

Definitely the stuff that Champagne passionates would love to engage with..

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An honorary Burgundian (by Jancis Robinson)

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Pernod buying the Kenwood winery in California and some others assets from Treasury Wine?

Pernod buying the Kenwood winery in California and some others assets from Treasury Wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. surged the most on record in Sydney trading after the Australian newspaper said Pernod Ricard SA is interested in buying its U.S. assets.
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Michel Rolland defends his ability to manage wines on up to 200 wineries around the world

Michel Rolland defends his ability to manage wines on up to 200 wineries around the world | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Michel Rolland has defended his role as an international wine consultant capable of managing the quality of wine on up to 200 wine estates around the world. In an interview on today’s Harpers.co.uk, Rolland explains why he thinks wine consultants play such an important role in the global wine industry.

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How Big Data Can Predict The Wine Of The Century

How Big Data Can Predict The Wine Of The Century | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
By James Marland, Vice President, Network Growth, Ariba – an SAP Company While Moneyball, and Brad Pitt's good looks, became the face that launched a thousand big data blog posts, I’ve often thought about other examples, which might appeal to those who prefer to pour a glass a wine versus pore over [...]
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Winemak-in's curator insight, May 1, 2014 6:23 AM

Orley Ashenfelter, an economist by day, found a superior approach would be to “Run the Numbers” instead, and found that decades of experience can be beat by a simple linear equation:

Wine quality = 12.145 / 0.00117 * Winter Rainfall + 0.0614 average growing season temp – 0.00386 harvest rainfall.

 

Pas certain que cela soit aussi simple, mais oui, le big data peut aider à faire de meilleurs choix techniques comme outil d'aide à la décision...

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Northern And Southern Rhone, Two Very Different Worlds

Northern And Southern Rhone, Two Very Different Worlds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

You may have heard of the Rhone Valley in France; however, if you’re thinking of this as one place serving similar wines you’d be very mistaken. This was the major focus of my previous sommelier certification course with the Sommelier Society of America. — the differences between Northern and Southern Rhone.

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The dreaded S-word: That's S for sulphites - the chemicals that zap microbes in your wine

The dreaded S-word: That's S for sulphites - the chemicals that zap microbes in your wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The very word sulphite sounds like pure evil, a contaminant conjured from the very bowels of Satan’s angriest eruption.
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Gerard Bertrand's red wines celebrate the diversity of the region

Gerard Bertrand's red wines celebrate the diversity of the region | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Brought up in a winemaking family in the South of France, Gérard Bertrand was 10-years-old when his father brought him into the cellars at harvest to help make the wine. “When you are 60-years-old,” he explained, “you’ll have 50 years of experience.”
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‘The world of wine has been puzzled by the likely future of Château Figeac’ (by Jancis Robinson)

‘The world of wine has been puzzled by the likely future of Château Figeac’ (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It was difficult to think of a wine estate on the right bank of Bordeaux, with its famous twin appellations of Pomerol and St-Émilion, that had changed as little as Château Figeac in the 64 years that it was run by one owner, Thierry Manoncourt.
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Dom Pérignon Will Outlive the iPhone

Dom Pérignon Will Outlive the iPhone | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Dom Pérignon Will Outlive the iPhone. The monk himself might be dead, but the name Dom Pérignon will outlive the iPhone, according to LVMH's Bernard Arnault.
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Thinking Outside the Bottle - Are Kegs The Future For Wine?

Thinking Outside the Bottle - Are Kegs The Future For Wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
After Free Flow Wine’s business model stopped working, it reinvented itself. When it ran up against a Prohibition-era regulation, it convinced Florida to rewrite the law. “Crushing it” doesn’t have the same meaning for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley as it does in California’s wine country 100 miles to the north. In [...]
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Antique Wine Company founder says former Yquem director signed off on 1787 wine; director denies that

Antique Wine Company founder says former Yquem director signed off on 1787 wine; director denies that | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The London-based wine dealer being sued for $25 million by an Atlanta collector for allegedly selling 15 bottles of counterfeit rare old Bordeaux has fired back, issuing a statement defending the provenance of the wines. But some of the Bordeaux sources cited in the statement disputed the conclusions in interviews with Wine Spectator. And none would verify that the bottles in question are real.

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Romanee-Conti ’88 Leads Christie’s Wine Sale With Petrus

Romanee-Conti ’88 Leads Christie’s Wine Sale With Petrus | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A case of Romanee Conti 1988 Domaine de la Romanee Conti from Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits region sold for 105,750 pounds ($178,500) at a Christie’s International Plc London sale as collectors continued to seek historic vintages.
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Anthony Rose: 'Is there such a thing as a superior rosé?'

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10 sensational South African wine farms

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Jewelry V. Wine: Cartier Sues Carter Cellars

Jewelry V. Wine: Cartier Sues Carter Cellars | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In what looks like a case of Goliath vs. David, Cartier the jeweler thinks that Carter the wine brand's label is too familiar-looking and is suing the Napa vintner to change its look. The famous jeweler and watchmaker, based in Switzerland, filed suit in U.S. District Court in California in October 2013, in effect asking vintner Mark Carter, owner of Carter Cellars, to change his label. Cartier believes the Carter trademark looks too much like Cartier’s and wants Carter Cellars to change its trademark font and color scheme.

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Thinking of starting a wine cellar? Our guide to everything you'll need to know

Thinking of starting a wine cellar? Our guide to everything you'll need to know | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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For American wine retailers, it's another anemic year for selling Bordeaux's latest vintage

For American wine retailers, it's another anemic year for selling Bordeaux's latest vintage | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Another Bordeaux futures campaign is here, but you might not know it by clicking over to the homepage of your fine wine retailer of choice. In past years, sellers would typically display their offerings prominently. But the en primeur game has changed, and some U.S. retailers wonder if it will ever be the same.

 
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Château de Beaucastel: The Difficult Vintages

Château de Beaucastel: The Difficult Vintages | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Germany’s Wine Revolution Is Just Getting Started

Germany’s Wine Revolution Is Just Getting Started | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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