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2011 German Wine Report Berlin Riesling Cup Tasting

2011 German Wine Report Berlin Riesling Cup Tasting | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The 2011 German wine vintage blends quantity and quality. In fact, the 2011 German wine vintage produced wines that are marked by harmony and impeccable balance. The 2011 German wines offer a subtle ripe acidity rather than the electricity-generating acids found in the 2010 vintage and most importantly they are easy to understand and offers huge drinking pleasure.
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Quinta Do Vallado Winery Hotel in Portugal

Quinta Do Vallado Winery Hotel in Portugal | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Quinta Do Vallado Winery Hotel was developed by the architects at Guedes + DeCampos and is located in Vilarinho dos Freires, Peso da Régua, Portugal.
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Serge Hochar and Chateau Musar: Wine From the Cradle of Civilization

Serge Hochar and Chateau Musar: Wine From the Cradle of Civilization | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Many of the world's greats were here, therefore, and one of these was Serge Hochar, who makes wine in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon for his family's estate, Chateau Musar. Musar is planted to grape varieties like cabernet sauvignon, carignane, and cinsault, as well as a few, like obaideh and merwah, whose origins may be traced to the Phoenicians.
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Best wine destinations for 2012

Best wine destinations for 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sonoma County and Tuscany have emerged as the top wine destinations in the world in a TripAdvisor survey that culled rankings from millions of online...
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Krug Champagne Shows Blending as an Art Form: 2012 New World Wine Experience

Krug Champagne Shows Blending as an Art Form: 2012 New World Wine Experience | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Olivier Krug, the managing director of his family’s Champagne house took the stage at 9 a.m. on Friday to show off four excellent bubblies, demonstrating that blending and extended aging can bring out the best in a Champagne.
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Chile's carmenere and carignan wines

Chile's carmenere and carignan wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine columnist Laurie Daniel shares sips and tips on two of Chiles most intriguing grapes, carmenere and carignan.
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In the company of Paul Symington, joint managing director and Decanter’s 2012 Man of the Year

In the company of Paul Symington, joint managing director and Decanter’s 2012 Man of the Year | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
TODAY being Trafalgar Day, my focus is on the Iberian peninsula, albeit on an area 500 miles north of the scene of Nelson’s final – and most famous – adventure.
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'Catastrophic' year for Swedish wineries

'Catastrophic' year for Swedish wineries | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sweden's wine growers have reported a bad year for Swedish wine, with a late flowering and heavy rains leading to a massive harvest losses.
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Groundbreaking wine show set for London in 2013

Groundbreaking wine show set for London in 2013 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A radical new event format for the wine trade is set to launch on September 24, 2013 at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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Treasury Wine Estates Ltd warned its first-half earnings would slide 20 percent

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd warned its first-half earnings would slide 20 percent | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Treasury Wine, which was spun off from brewer Foster's Group last year, had warned in August that earnings growth would slow in 2013 due to higher costs as it builds inventory of premium wines.

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Fruits of the vine

Fruits of the vine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tuscan wine estates are not without their high-profile admirers. The musician Sting and Italian designer Roberto Cavalli are among those who own estates in the Chianti Classico region.
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Allow wineries to sell anywhere in Canada

Allow wineries to sell anywhere in Canada | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine lovers raised a glass last June to toast the passage of Bill C-311 which made it legal to take wine from one province to another. But their celebration may have been premature.
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Wine: from abbuoto to zweigelt

Wine: from abbuoto to zweigelt | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Fiona Beckett marvels at fellow wine writer Jancis Robinson's latest book, which catalogues 1,368 varieties of grape...
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Italy approves synthetic closures for DOC, DOCG

Italy approves synthetic closures for DOC, DOCG | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Italian authorities have approved the use of synthetic corks and screwcaps on higher quality DOC and DOCG wines for the first time.
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Documentary 'SOMM' Takes on World's Toughest Wine Exam

Documentary 'SOMM' Takes on World's Toughest Wine Exam | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A behind-the-scenes look at the makings of a sommelier...
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Wine Star Chateau d'Yquem

Wine Star Chateau d'Yquem | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
At Wine Spectator’s annual Wine Experience for 2012, the second "Wine Star," Pierre Lurton humbly credits the unique terroir of his great Sauternes estate Château d'Yquem for the magnificence of the wine while guests drink the 2001 during the...
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Wine Star Penfolds Grange

Wine Star Penfolds Grange | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
At Wine Spectator’s annual Wine Experience for 2012, winemaker Peter Gago of Australia's Penfolds discussed how he uses traditional techniques and meticulous blending practices to produce the legendary Penfolds Grange during the first "Wine Star"...
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The best value in red wine today

The best value in red wine today | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Why Argentina’s malbec continues to impress our Wine columnist.
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A Conversation with Winemaker Ted Lemon from Littorai

A Conversation with Winemaker Ted Lemon from Littorai | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago, I had the great pleasure of being on a panel at the West of West Wine Festival in Occidental, California, which was an intimate gathering of winemakers from what many call "The True" Sonoma Coast.
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Tuscany voted World’s Best Wine Destination by the Travellers’ Choice Wine Destinations awards 2012

Tuscany voted World’s Best Wine Destination by the Travellers’ Choice Wine Destinations awards 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

‘It is hard to find a bad bottle of wine in Tuscany; even the most modest trattoria will usually have an excellent house red. Standouts include Chianti (of course), Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the so-called Super Tuscans.

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Jefford on Monday: The Grammar of Wine

Jefford on Monday: The Grammar of Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Is there a grammar of wine? Is there, in other words, a system or set of first principles through which the mass of 'wines' can be articulated and comprehended?
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Asian thirst drives demand for 2,500-euro cognac

Asian thirst drives demand for 2,500-euro cognac | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
So fine are the hand-made crystal decanters used for Remy Martin's 2,500-euro Louis XIII cognac that workers don silk gloves to fill them with the caramel-colored liquor, to avoid leaving scratches or smudgy fingerprints.
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When age is just a number

When age is just a number | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A recent tasting of old wines from 1938 to 1963 produced some unexpected results.
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Why the French went off wine

Why the French went off wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When I moved to Paris a decade ago, waiters in my local cafés would still give it a try. Taking orders at lunchtime, they’d ask, “Wine, monsieur?” Now they no longer bother. “A carafe of water?” they’ll ask, defeatedly.
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Time to Buy Fine Wine?

Time to Buy Fine Wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Experts point to a dip in prices as a possible opportunity for purchases.
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