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Bordeaux 2013: Medoc chateaux lifted by Cabernet harvest

Bordeaux 2013: Medoc chateaux lifted by Cabernet harvest | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Several Medoc wine chateaux are upbeat on the state of their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon harvest, as picking draws to a close earlier than expected.
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Lessons in Opening Mature Wines

Lessons in Opening Mature Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Whenever I plan to serve older bottles of wine, I always pull an extra bottle or two from the cellar, even if they aren't the same wine, to be ready in case the first disappoints. Individual wines often don't age as well as expected, or hoped. And inevitably, cork taint or maderization from some percentage of bad corks will force you to pour away some bottles.

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Michelin Chefs Toast Abe as Yen Turns $5,000 Wine Cheap

Michelin Chefs Toast Abe as Yen Turns $5,000 Wine Cheap | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tokyo’s Michelin-starred chefs are raising a glass to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s effort to revive the economy as a weak yen and stronger corporate profits put gourmet dinners back on the menu for tourists and local bosses.
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Hidden costs of making wine

Hidden costs of making wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

As with any agricultural product, wine goes through cycles similar to boom and bust, but what the consumer doesn't see are the bad times, which can occur for various reasons at any time.

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Hong Kong Collector Sues American for Questioning Wines' Authenticity

Hong Kong Collector Sues American for Questioning Wines' Authenticity | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Henry Tang Ying-yen, a prominent Hong Kong businessman, politician and wine collector, has filed a lawsuit against Don Cornwell, a Los Angeles lawyer who has attracted attention for publicly questioning the authenticity of wines in auctions.
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Stephane Ogier : "2013 in Cote Rotie? It went crazy..."

Stephane Ogier : "2013 in Cote Rotie? It went crazy..." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The harvest was completed at Stephane Ogier's estate in Cote Rotie.

 

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The EYE: California's Next Wine Wave

The EYE: California's Next Wine Wave | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Top wine experts uncover the new blue chips.
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Drinking With Your Eyes: How Wine Labels Trick Us Into Buying

Drinking With Your Eyes: How Wine Labels Trick Us Into Buying | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A whole slew of mind games are involved in getting us to grab a bottle. A Napa insider tells all.
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Fortified wines (by Jancis Robinson)

Fortified wines (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last month, as part of the Masters of Wine’s 60th birthday celebrations, a very special tasting was organised of some of the most exciting wines I have ever encountered.
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Tracy Cervellone CWE's curator insight, October 12, 2013 5:08 PM

I wouldn't even mind being a fly in the glass, let alone on the wall...

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To Pop or Not to Pop: an Age-Old Question

To Pop or Not to Pop: an Age-Old Question | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
How do you know when a bottle you've laid down is ready to drink? Will Lyons explores the intriquing question of aging wine to enjoy it at its best.
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Champagne 2013 harvest yields under pressure

Champagne 2013 harvest yields under pressure | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Champagne is the latest region of France to see its 2013 harvest come under pressure from rot, but there is a mixed picture with picking only just underway in several key areas.
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In the Finger Lakes, Devotion to Riesling Shows

In the Finger Lakes, Devotion to Riesling Shows | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What’s most exciting about the Finger Lakes is knowing that the region is just beginning to discover a sense of its own potential.
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Chateau de Beaucastel & Family: A Tasting with Marc Perrin

Chateau de Beaucastel & Family: A Tasting with Marc Perrin | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
An account of a tasting Roberson Wine held with Marc Perrin from Château de Beaucastel.
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How Prohibition affected America’s wine palate

How Prohibition affected America’s wine palate | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Generations-old U.S. winemakers are anomalies in an age when brands are traded like poker chips.
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Don't get too technical with Champagne, says Olivier Krug

Don't get too technical with Champagne, says Olivier Krug | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Olivier Krug is resolute in his defence of the Champagne house’s refusal to release vintages, and warns against turning drinkers off by overloading them with technical information.
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Why Good Wine Tastes Like Buttery Popcorn

Why Good Wine Tastes Like Buttery Popcorn | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
My wife and I regularly travel to Eastern Europe. Last time we were there, we went to Bonyhad, Hungary, a small town about two hours outside of Budapest.
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Cheers! Airlines strive to select perfect wines

Cheers! Airlines strive to select perfect wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Three times a year, James Cluer, one of only 300 masters of wine in the world, flies to Frankfurt from his Napa Valley base and does a blind tasting of as many as 100 wines.
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France and...Wine Exceptionalism

France and...Wine Exceptionalism | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Is France poised to ban all discussion of wine on the internet? Will wine writing in France be classified as advertising, and therefore sanctioned under the Loi Evin? Will DRC and Pétrus have to print 'Le vin tue' (wine kills) on their labels?
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Louis Moreau: « We find it wholly unjust printing a photo of grapes showing 90% rot from an unknown vigneron »

Louis Moreau: « We find it wholly unjust printing a photo of grapes showing 90% rot from an unknown vigneron » | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

On October 8th, Decanter Magazine published an article “Chablis battles rot to save harvest” but Louis Moreau feels that this article does not reflect the reality.

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Wine Spectator Auction Index Remains Static in Third Quarter of 2013

Wine Spectator Auction Index Remains Static in Third Quarter of 2013 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the third quarter of 2013, the Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales of commercial wine auctions in the United States, barely budged from its second quarter 2013 close, rising a mere 0.55 points from 314.43 to 314.98.
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Five upmarket properties for sale with wine cellars

Five upmarket properties for sale with wine cellars | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chatham Jewel, Massachusetts, US, $25m Where: On the Chatham shoreline, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Monomoy Islands, 90 miles from Boston, 38 miles from Provincetown Municipal airport (where daily flights take 20 minutes to Boston Logan...
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Latour looks a little odd: it would seem that as the chateau has withdrawn from the market, so has it squeezed prices.

Latour looks a little odd: it would seem that as the chateau has withdrawn from the market, so has it squeezed prices. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Over the last fifteen years, the quality of Lafite and Latour’s wines has been remarkably consistent, changing very little across vintages (as shown below).

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New Trends in the World of Wine

New Trends in the World of Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Stay up to date on the latest business news, stock market data and financial trends. Get personal finance advice from leading experts.
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Tasz Neocork's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:41 PM

"..and wine closure is associated to wine new trends. ´pop´ will be always more attractive than unscrewing noise. New consumers need to be trained on quality wines and quality wine protocols. This is something all industry should be doing. Otherwise wine will be loosing that special touch"

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Qupé Winery Sold to Charles Banks' Terroir Selections

Qupé Winery Sold to Charles Banks' Terroir Selections | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Qupé, a Santa Barbara winery specializing in Rhône-style reds, has been purchased by Charles Banks and Terroir Selections, adding to the investment group's growing portfolio of wine brands.
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Harvest at Famille Perrin

Harvest at Famille Perrin | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Video to show the harvest taking place at Famille Perrin Estate
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