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Veronique Sanders (Chateau Haut Bailly): “Because the technical and phenolic maturities have not been simultaneous, it was very important to taste the grapes every day.”

Veronique Sanders (Chateau Haut Bailly): “Because the technical and phenolic maturities have not been simultaneous, it was very important to taste the grapes every day.” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
2012 Bordeaux Harvest Pessac Leognan News Updates from many of the top estates in Pessac Leogan and Graves with picking information, images, links...
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Syrian wine’s star rises despite ongoing conflict

Syrian wine’s star rises despite ongoing conflict | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Finding its way onto elite restaurants’ wine lists, such as Gordon Ramsay in London, and increasingly appearing on the shelves of exclusive wine boutiques – Lavinia in Paris – Bargylus’ star seems to be undoubtedly on the rise. Simultaneously, however, the war in Syria seems to daily grow more intractable. But on this topic Modawar takes what is perhaps the only stance he and the Saade family can when contemplating Bargylus’ future. “We believe that the conflict will be over soon,” he says.

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John D Watkins to replace Don St Pierre Jnr as CEO of ASC

John D Watkins to replace Don St Pierre Jnr as CEO of ASC | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
ASC Fine Wines has announced that as of next week, October 15, John D Watkins will succeed Don St Pierre Jnr as CEO, whilst St Pierre will become Executive Chairman of the Board.
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After the Debacle Called Liebfraumilch

After the Debacle Called Liebfraumilch | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A century ago the Roter Hang, or red slope, was the pride of Rheinhessen, the largest wine region in Germany. After a period of decline, it is once again producing world-class white wines.
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Wine labels with fish, milk, eggs misleading

Wine labels with fish, milk, eggs misleading | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Such data needs to be stored on a bar code, and an app developed to scan for offending ingredients for each individual shopper. At least that way, with an Iphone, you could quickly detect offending elements without developing a detached retina from being drowned in tiny type.
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Wine of (Seriously) Ancients

Wine of (Seriously) Ancients | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In eastern Georgia, wine is still aged in clay pots using a 5,000-year-old technique.
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Sommelier François Chartier on the Science of Aroma & Why Wine Pairing Is Not Subjective

Sommelier François Chartier on the Science of Aroma & Why Wine Pairing Is Not Subjective | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Wine & Culinary International Forum, the first-ever dedicated forum on the relationship between food and wine, was held two weeks ago in Barcelona. The one-day forum explored how...
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Jordan unveils women in wine initiative

Jordan unveils women in wine initiative | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Stellenbosch producer Jordan Wine Estate has set up a scheme to support women, both in the UK and South Africa, who want to pursue a career in wine.

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Sicily is one of Italy's most exciting regions for fine wine

Sicily is one of Italy's most exciting regions for fine wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Ask a friend to name just one Sicilian wine and you might get Marsala, the stuff most people experience as fortified “cooking” wine used to deglaze a pan. But Sicily has emerged in recent years as one of Italy's most exciting and innovative regions for fine wine, with styles ranging from crisp, refreshing white wines from Mt. Etna to refined and aromatic reds like Cerasuolo di Vittoria.

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What’s a vertical wine tasting?

What’s a vertical wine tasting? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It has nothing to do with sipping in an upright position, though that is the correct posture for wine imbibing …...
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Napa Winegrowers Win Brand Protection in China as Exports Grow

Napa Winegrowers Win Brand Protection in China as Exports Grow | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Napa Valley Vintners said they have won brand protection from China, giving them the opportunity to improve marketing as export sales grow.

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In Southern Italy, a Chance to Be More Than Just a Bargain

In Southern Italy, a Chance to Be More Than Just a Bargain | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
LIKE Italian food, Italian red wine has an innate, almost elemental appeal. Regardless of where in Italy it comes from, good Italian red wine speaks directly to the soul, and the gut, of place and people and food and love. And that’s just the beginning; great wines embrace the head as well.
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Decoding The Wine Label

Decoding The Wine Label | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For most, a wine label can seem like a foreign language -- and it may even include a foreign language depending on where it was made.
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Pricey port grapes the source of Quinta do Noval Nacional

Pricey port grapes the source of Quinta do Noval Nacional | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In a steep terraced vineyard above northern Portugal's winding Douro river are 6,000 very special gnarled vines. Their grapes make the world's rarest, most collectible and expensive vintage port, Quinta do Noval Nacional.
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Ha aims to put Korean wine on map

Ha aims to put Korean wine on map | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Korea has been quickly earning its stripes as a wine-drinking nation. Whether it ever develops a reputation as a winemaking one will depend on the efforts of people like Ha Hyung-tae.
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South Africa: The wine industry's enormous transformation

South Africa: The wine industry's enormous transformation | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Many of the truly affordable wines (retailing at R60 or less) are now at least as good as the R100 offerings of a few years back, writes Michael Fridjhon...
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A Vineyard Bargain Hunter

A Vineyard Bargain Hunter | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Mortgage-title executive Bill Foley stumbled in his initial foray into wine a decade ago, but he now owns a world-wide array of successful wineries—and is about to launch a unique membership society.
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The Wine Swap Is A Great (And Cheap) Way To Explore Wine

The Wine Swap Is A Great (And Cheap) Way To Explore Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A wine swap, yes, wine, not wife swap, will surely add some excitement to your weeknight glass of wine. The premise is simple---open a bottle, enjoy a glass or two.

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2010 Pinot Noir Oregon: The Chronicle recommends

2010 Pinot Noir Oregon: The Chronicle recommends | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Old wines from David Lett's Eyrie Vineyard, thought anemic in comparison to their flashier neighbors, radiated beauty a decade later, long after their counterparts had gone flat.
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Jean Guyon Buys Chateau Greysac

Jean Guyon Buys Chateau Greysac | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jean Guyon, who owns several notable cru bourgeois wineries in Bordeaux, has bought Château Greysac, perhaps the best-known cru bourgeois estate. Greysac will become part of Guyon's company Domaines Rollan de By.
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An MW student's guide to remembering the 1855 classification

An MW student's guide to remembering the 1855 classification | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Chateau Margaux, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Mouton....A unique way to remembering the 1855 classification.

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In the Midst of the 2012 Champagne Harvest: Numbers on the Ground

In the Midst of the 2012 Champagne Harvest: Numbers on the Ground | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This fall, instead of just talking about the Champagne Harvest, I decided to join the army of pickers who, every year, descend upon the region. In order to immerse myself in les vendanges (the harvest) I contacted Champagne Jacquesson, a small Champagne House that farms about 19 hectares of vineyard around Dizy, and asked if I could join their picking team.
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Vagaries of 'natural' wine laid bare

Vagaries of 'natural' wine laid bare | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
"If you had wine that was completely natural, it would just be a dirty puddle on the floor where a bunch of grapes sat and rotted for awhile," he said.
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Wines smelling of earth? Now that’s heavenly

Wines smelling of earth? Now that’s heavenly | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Suggestions of soil, mulched leaves, tobacco, mushroom and even awhiff of manure can give a touch of the sublime to a glass of wine...
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Romania rising as New World of wine in 'old' Europe

Romania rising as New World of wine in 'old' Europe | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Some influential oenologists, such as Bordeaux-based Michel Rolland, predict the Black Sea region—countries such as Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Armenia—will be the next big thing in the world of fine wines.

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