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South Africa must “sort out terroir message”

South Africa must “sort out terroir message” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Anthony Hamilton Russell, owner of Hamilton Russell Vineyards in Walker Bay, believes South Africa needs to “sort out its terroir message” in order for it to be taken seriously as a fine wine producing country.

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Gavin Chanin leaves Au Bon Climat for Price

Gavin Chanin leaves Au Bon Climat for Price | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
‘I’ve always leaned toward lower alcohol, terroir-driven, more natural winemaking,’ Chanin told Decanter.com.
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In China, Legend steps towards building wine empire

In China, Legend steps towards building wine empire | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Legend Holdings' wine subsidiary Fenglian Wine has fully bought out well-known Chinese liquor brand Hunan WuLing Wine Co with a share acquisition costing more than $63.6 million.
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Italy, Spain Wine Prices Seen Rising by Ciatti on Harvest Slide

Italy, Spain Wine Prices Seen Rising by Ciatti on Harvest Slide | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Bulk wine prices in France, Italy and Spain, the world’s largest producers, are climbing after adverse summer weather reduced the European grape harvest, according to wine broker Ciatti Co.

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Sommeliers learn science of molecular food matching

Sommeliers learn science of molecular food matching | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Braced by the success of restaurants like El Bulli and the Fat Duck, sommeliers are picking up the science of molecular food matching, Europe’s first food and wine pairing conference has heard.
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Exploding Onto the Scene: Realizing the Potential of Etna Wines

Exploding Onto the Scene: Realizing the Potential of Etna Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
You can’t talk about Etna wines for very long without Salvo Foti’s name popping up. Foti is arguably the catalyst who reintroduced the world to nerello mascalese, and championed the cause for Etna’s centuries old winemaking methods: albarello, or bush trained vines, organic viticulture and minimal intervention in the winery.
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Fig-Eating Pigs Share Sty With Port Grapes

Fig-Eating Pigs Share Sty With Port Grapes | 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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Move Over Celeb Fragrances--Celeb Wine Labels Are the Hot, New Trend!

Move Over Celeb Fragrances--Celeb Wine Labels Are the Hot, New Trend! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It seems like if you are famous and want to extend your brand, you just naturally launch your own fragrance.
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Vintner With Nothing to Hide Finds That Few Are Looking

Vintner With Nothing to Hide Finds That Few Are Looking | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Randall Grahm believes in transparency in wine production: he listed on every bottle all the ingredients used in producing his wine. And yet nobody seems to notice.
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Ciao Bella Toscana!: Where We Drink Wine—A Lot Of It

Ciao Bella Toscana!: Where We Drink Wine—A Lot Of It | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“Don’t stop eating,” joked Nicolo Maltini, the U.S. Ambassador for Antinori, as we were leaning full bore into an excess of food, wine and family on a regular basis, without trying too hard—the kind you find in Tuscany, Italian households through the city and its suburbs, or Olive Garden.

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French Wine Output Seen at 40-Year Low as Grapes Damaged

French Wine Output Seen at 40-Year Low as Grapes Damaged | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Wine production in France, the biggest producer, may slump 20 percent this year to the lowest in at least 40 years after unfavorable weather and disease damaged vines and grapes. Output in the Champagne region is predicted to show the biggest drop.

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Court Rules Against Buyer of Wine Jefferson Supposedly Owned

Court Rules Against Buyer of Wine Jefferson Supposedly Owned | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A federal appeals panel said an energy company founder had waited too long to file suit against Christie’s, the auction house, over a bottle of wine marked “1787 Branne-Mouton Th.J.”...
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Sotheby’s wine auctions kick off in Hong Kong

Sotheby’s wine auctions kick off in Hong Kong | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The auction season has started for Sotheby’s with three important sales over two days.

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$2.7m stolen from Calif wine bank

$2.7m stolen from Calif wine bank | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

One Legend Cellars’ customer has had as much as 1,400 bottles taken, and only discovered the theft when he opened a case and found it filled with Two Buck Chuck.

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Hunter Valley: where sémillon beats sauvignon blanc

Hunter Valley: where sémillon beats sauvignon blanc | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
North of Sydney, in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest winemaking region, sémillon is preferred to the ubiquitous 'savalanche’.
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Investors face being ripped off buying overpriced plonk dressed up as fine wine that will grow in value.

Investors face being ripped off buying overpriced plonk dressed up as fine wine that will grow in value. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

One wine fund has issued ten top tips on how to avoid losing your bottle. The tips come hot on the heels of a claim in the Financial Times that one wine fund overvalued its stock and a proposal from the regulator, the FSA, to ban the selling of these types of investments to ordinary members of the public.

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Norman Foster commisioned to revamp Chateau Margaux cellars

Norman Foster commisioned to revamp Chateau Margaux cellars | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Lord Norman Foster, architect of the Reichstag in Berlin and Millau Viaduct in France, is to create new cellars for 1855 1st Growth Chateau Margaux.

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Nobles Crus wine fund valuations under spotlight

Nobles Crus wine fund valuations under spotlight | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Valuations of fine wines by the Nobles Crus wine fund have been questioned by the Financial Times and by French website LeVif/L’Express.
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Romanee-Conti $24,580 Bottles Lead Mixed Hong Kong Auctions

Romanee-Conti $24,580 Bottles Lead Mixed Hong Kong Auctions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Sotheby’s five-day autumn sale got off to a mixed start during the weekend, setting a record for a Southeast Asian work and pulling another lot whose ownership was contested by a Buddhist nun.

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Art lovers are looking for sustenance in more than just the works on offer

Art lovers are looking for sustenance in more than just the works on offer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Marlon Abela outfit Umu will also be dispensing high-class Kyoto-influenced Japanese food, with £26 bento boxes, 12 different sakes and a wine list that peaks at £360 for a 2007 Ermitage Le Meal Michel Chapoutier. Serious art buyers are clearly expected to take their refreshments seriously too.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional vineyard and 2003 Vintage port

Chatting with Managing Director of Quinta do Noval, Christian Seely in the Douro Valley, Portugal about the Nacional vineyard and tasting the Quinto do Noval...
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Kosher wine: Uncorking a wine revolution

Kosher wine: Uncorking a wine revolution | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the past year, the number of kosher wine merchants in north London has almost doubled.
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Marchesi Antinori pop-up restaurant showcases best of Tuscany

Marchesi Antinori pop-up restaurant showcases best of Tuscany | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

After 26 generations, it’s amazing that any family can keep reinventing itself. But that’s exactly what the world-renowned, family-owned wine company Marchesi Antinori is doing – constantly recreating itself, while still staying true to its history.

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Two top sommeliers uncork retail careers

Two top sommeliers uncork retail careers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Everybody wants to be a sommelier these days, and yet Chris Meeske and George Cossette are two high-flying somms who left at the top of their game to open neighborhood wine shops. How's it going? Very well, they'll both tell you.
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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Announces Winner of Third Annual 'Tuscany To You' Recipe Contest

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Announces Winner of Third Annual 'Tuscany To You' Recipe Contest | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi, one of Italy’s leading family-owned wine companies, has chosen Lorraine Sules of White Plains, New York as the winner of the 2011 'Tuscany To You' recipe contest.
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