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Nobles Crus says it will change valuation on wine fund

Nobles Crus says it will change valuation on wine fund | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Nobles Crus, one of the world’s biggest wine funds, is overhauling the way it values fine wines amid questions around its performance history.
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The LA Wine Scene According to Its Sommeliers

The LA Wine Scene According to Its Sommeliers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Welcome to Vintage America, a column in which Eater Wine Editor Talia Baiocchi takes a hyperfresh look at all things wine-related. LA Skyline The food and wine scene in Los...
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California dreaming|

California dreaming| | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
At the biannual Vinexpo wine fair in Hong Kong, there were a bewildering number of master classes hosted by esteemed names in the business.
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Wyndham Estate winemaker talks about his ‘rule of three’

Wyndham Estate winemaker talks about his ‘rule of three’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
He’s got reddish Prince Harry hair and from a distance, could pass for the rascally prince. The resemblance ends there with Ben Bryant, the reserved young, chief winemaker for Wyndham Estate, Australia’s oldest winery.
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When size matters

When size matters | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Pop the cork on a Balthasar, Nebuchadnezzar or Methuselah and you can imbibe from bottles of biblical proportions.
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In US, More wine drinkers are swinging to the sweet

In US, More wine drinkers are swinging to the sweet | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There's a sweet-wine revolution going on, and it's happening in restaurants, in people's homes, and in wine shops.
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"Bordeaux Made Itself Boring. Of all the wine events that I've witnessed so far, none has surprised me more than the erosion of Bordeaux as central to the world's wine culture."

"Bordeaux Made Itself Boring. Of all the wine events that I've witnessed so far, none has surprised me more than the erosion of Bordeaux as central to the world's wine culture." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In this week's Drinking Out Loud, Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer looks at two once-exciting wine regions—Bordeaux and Sonoma's Russian River Valley—that have, for different reasons, lost their appeal.
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Investment fraudster used knowledge of fine wine to con friends

Investment fraudster used knowledge of fine wine to con friends | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A con artist has been jailed for three years after conning his wealthy friends into investing £760,000 in fine wines which never existed.
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Can Romania become eastern Europe's new Bordeaux?

Can Romania become eastern Europe's new Bordeaux? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
GURA VADULUI, Romania (Reuters) - Can the latest fad for wine enthusiasts possibly come from an eastern European country whose wine-growing traditions are as old as Christianity?
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Sadie distances himself from Priorat

Sadie distances himself from Priorat | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Pioneering South African winemaker Eben Sadie is distancing himself from his wine venture in Priorat, which was poisoned by vandals last year.

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Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index rises 0.5% in September

Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index rises 0.5% in September | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
After running flat for most of the month, all of the Liv-ex indices ended September with a slight gain. Rising 1.30 points (0.5%), the Liv-ex 100 concluded the month at 260.08: up 0.5% on August, but down 9.2% since the...
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Why prosecco is charming the world

Why prosecco is charming the world | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

SITTING OUTSIDE VENICE'S bustling Naranzaria wine bar near the Rialto Bridge, prosecco is flowing as freely as the water along the Grand Canal only metres away. It's easy to drink, to be enjoyed as an aperitif or with food, and this light and cheery fizz is added to stronger mixes such as Aperol to make a spritz. In fact, it's even encouraged. Talk about versatile.

 

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A Feast for the Senses in Piedmont

A Feast for the Senses in Piedmont | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the Langhe region, home to Barbaresco and Barolo, visitors can unearth a bounty of wine and food discoveries.
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Fine Wine Investment Funds: What should they learn from the past to make Great Returns over the Next 10 Years?

Fine Wine Investment Funds: What should they learn from the past to make Great Returns over the Next 10 Years? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

(Posted on July 2011) A recent report made it clear that investing in fine wines over the last 5 years was a very clever approach...

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Wolf Blass combines his two loves: wine and women

Wolf Blass combines his two loves: wine and women | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I have a lover. He keeps me warm on a winter’s night, coating his rich, full body through mine. His presence often stains my lips – a reminder of his lasting kiss. He tastes of berries, chocolate, coffee or exotic spices.
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For Wine, Free advice is worth it

For Wine, Free advice is worth it | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bad advice. The wine industry seems to be full of it. From the suggestions of snobs to novices, the notions of wine critics on what is a great wine, and ideas on wine-and-food pairings, this industry seems to be a font of un-knowledge.
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Napa Cult Cabs, 'They're Absolutely Getting Screwed'

Napa Cult Cabs, 'They're Absolutely Getting Screwed' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Napa winemaker Randy Dunn warns that an ocean of high-end Cabs are going to fall apart before they're uncorked.
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Grape To Glass In Sonoma

Grape To Glass In Sonoma | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine travel is always a voyage of discovery; as much as we like to plan our trips, we sometimes like to ditch the agenda and find out the secrets that a region has to offer.
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Lagares Girls at Quinta do Noval

Lagares Girls at Quinta do Noval | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It is harvest time in the Douro, and we started our first lagares at Quinta do Noval last week. It is looking very good so far. This weekend however, our lagar was unusually picturesque.

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In ‘Skyfall,’ Champagne Bollinger Once Again Shares the Big Screen with Agent 007

In ‘Skyfall,’ Champagne Bollinger Once Again Shares the Big Screen with Agent 007 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Adding another installment to one of the most enduring marketing collaborations in film history, Champagne Bollinger will partner with Skyfall, the James Bond adventure releasing in theaters worldwide this fall. The partnership marks the 13th Bond film in which Champagne Bollinger has been featured as 007’s Champagne of choice, beginning with Live and Let Die in 1973 and continuing most recently with Quantum of Solace in 2008.
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Choosing wine: the art of pick 'n' mix

Choosing wine: the art of pick 'n' mix | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Stock up on reliable staples for under a fiver to enjoy at any time, but splash out on a couple of special treats as well.
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Prats and de Bouard to bring French flair to Klein Contstantia

Prats and de Bouard to bring French flair to Klein Contstantia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Speaking to the drinks business during a vertical tasting of Vin de Constance going back to 1986 at the estate during Cape Wine last week, Prats praised the quality of Klein Constantia’s famous sweet wine, Vin de Constance.

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Three Star Michelin chef Eric Frechon on whiting

Three Star Michelin chef Eric Frechon on whiting | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If you are what you eat, then it could be said that chefs are what they cook. In an exclusive series from Relaxnews, some of the top chefs from around the world share their favourite food ingredient to prepare and eat,
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2012 Bordeaux Harvest News, Pomerol is Picking Today!

2012 Bordeaux Harvest News, Pomerol is Picking Today! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Finally! That is the most often repeated phrase growers all over Bordeaux, especially in Pomerol are repeating these days. Who could blame them? For the vintners located in the Pomerol appellation, 2012 has been an excruciatingly long, growing season that has had its share of problems. Pomerol is usually the first to pick, due to their terroir and the preponderance of Merlot in their vineyards. Merlot is the first of the major Bordeaux grape varieties to mature.
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Man of method ... Mike Brajkovich makes refined chardonnays.

Man of method ... Mike Brajkovich makes refined chardonnays. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

For a long time New Zealand chardonnay wasn’t really on the radar. Australia has always been a jump ahead. We fell in love with their sauvignon blanc and drank it like water, but chardonnay was lost in the wake of the savnami. Few Kiwi wineries even bothered to export it here.

 

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