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Interview: David Launay of Chateau Gruaud Larose

Interview: David Launay of Chateau Gruaud Larose | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With the Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter fast-approaching, Decanter speaks to David Launay, General Manager of Château Gruaud Larose, to talk about which wines he will be showcasing and his thoughts on the 2011 vintage.
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Hong Kong’s Top 10 Wine Trends

Hong Kong’s Top 10 Wine Trends | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

According to some wine distributors, around Hong Kong purchases of wine by restaurants has slowed down in recent months while private client sales have risen accordingly...

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific visitors up 25%

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific visitors up 25% | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Visitors to this year's Vinexpo Asia-Pacific were up 25%, according to final figures released by Vinexpo.
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Wine lessons my father taught me

Wine lessons my father taught me | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Shopping for Dad was easy. Most years his Christmas list consisted solely of a desire for socks. No suggestion of preference for patterns, colours or fabrics: Just socks. For Father's Day, a bottle of white wine was always a solid bet.
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New Jersey Wines vs. Chateau Mouton-Rothschild

New Jersey Wines vs. Chateau Mouton-Rothschild | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wines from New Jersey fare surprisingly well in a blind taste test against French powerhouses.
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Robert Parker : "Father's Day Reflections From a Son and Father"

Robert Parker : "Father's Day Reflections From a Son and Father" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I don't recall any serious father-son discussions we had on what might be considered usual topics between parents and children, such as relationships with young women, finding a job or life path.However, I do recall my father often talking about...
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Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 125: Cristiano Van Zeller, Quinta Vale D. Maria

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 125: Cristiano Van Zeller, Quinta Vale D. Maria | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Debra catches up with Cristiano Van Zeller of Van Zeller’s located in the Douro in Portugal. Having been in the Douro for 300 years, his family were formally the owners of Quinta do Noval, which they sold back in 1993, after which Cristiano started his own project in 1996 with Quinta Vale D. Maria (which has been in his wife’s family for over 300 years).
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Victor de la Serna: The predominance of blended house styles in Rioja has 'completely obliterated terroir' in one of Spain's premier wine regions.

Victor de la Serna: The predominance of blended house styles in Rioja has 'completely obliterated terroir' in one of Spain's premier wine regions. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Greater respect for the soil is key to producing wines that accurately express terroir and may be considered 'noble', a meeting of the Academie du Vin has been told.
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Wine, Good Food and Ferraris at Castello Banfi

Wine, Good Food and Ferraris at Castello Banfi | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Castello Banfi is a  Brunello di Montalcino Wine Region resort located in southern Tuscany, tucked away just outside of a medieval fortress.
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Michel Chapoutier: Turn on to Tournon

Michel Chapoutier: Turn on to Tournon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The name ‘Michel Chapoutier’ is a tour de force within the French wine scene, and being a 7th generation family winemaker of Maison Chapoutier and an innovative winemaker in his own right, he’s been able to establish himself as one of the top producers from the Rhone Valley in France.

This is where Shiraz (or Syrah as it is known there) is king and the wines produced can take on astounding dimensions of depth and complexity at the pointy end of the quality spectrum, especially so those from the famous hillside vines in the Hermitage Appellation, sometimes referred to as the ‘spiritual home’ of the Syrah grape.

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Sula vineyards go green

Sula vineyards go green | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
India's leading wine producers have ventured into a division of ecological significance by way of Sustainable Sula.
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In Spain, Producers try to tempt wider range of palates

In Spain, Producers try to tempt wider range of palates | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
To say that wine is of historical, social and economic importance to Spain is something of an understatement.
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Wine returns

Wine returns | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It might be tricky, when faced with a bottle of fine wine, to do anything other than open it and pour yourself a glass. But for those who can eschew instant gratification, wine can offer a fantastic investment. Through the stock market turbulence of recent years, fine wine has become a safe haven.
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Premium wines buck weak UK market

Premium wines buck weak UK market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Premium wines are flying off the shelves in the UK, despite a lacklustre sales trend for the overall market, new figures show.
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Brazil protects its ... wines?

Brazil protects its ... wines? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

BENTO GONCALVES, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil is widely celebrated for having some of the world's best beaches, soccer, and Carnival festivities.Wines?

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"New Zealand wine was typically positioned at the top end of the market overseas and in tough times many consumers had become less prepared to shell out on premium products."

"New Zealand wine was typically positioned at the top end of the market overseas and in tough times many consumers had become less prepared to shell out on premium products." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The closure of a Hawkes Bay winery is a symptom of the tough times facing the sector and there is potential for more shutdowns across the country as firms rationalise their winemaking...
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The Best Wine For Dog Lovers: Cabernet Franc

The Best Wine For Dog Lovers: Cabernet Franc | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I finally found a wine that smells like dog ears, in a good way. There are these tufts of fur behind my dog’s ears that smell like freshly dried hay warmed by French sunshine: appealing with slightly dried tobacco notes and a deep familiar quality that just soothes.
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Chateau d'Yquem holds back 2011 from en primeur campaign

Chateau d'Yquem holds back 2011 from en primeur campaign | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The director of Chateau d'Yquem, Pierre Lurton, has said he will not be releasing the 2011 vintage en primeur at this time.
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French fund bets on wines as safe-haven investments

French fund bets on wines as safe-haven investments | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
PARIS, June 12 (Reuters) - French asset management companyUzes Gestion recently toasted the launch of its Uzes Grands Cruswine fund created to lure investors with a thirst for fine winesand profits.Similar...
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Looking into a Crystal Ball

Looking into a Crystal Ball | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If American consumers’ tastes are anything like my own, we’ll enjoy Provence rosés while watching the Summer Olympics held in London, along with a glass or two of those crazily, deliciously refreshing Austrian Grüners and Alsace Muscats. With barbecue: a hearty Portuguese red, Spanish Tempranillo or Grenache in any form.
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10 Reasons to Drink Greek Wine Now

10 Reasons to Drink Greek Wine Now | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Assyrtiko, Agiorgitiko, Xinomavro, Moschofilero, oh my! Read on for a lesson in ancient Greece’s modern wines, and why you should be drinking them.
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France's oldest sparkling wine fights for its future

France's oldest sparkling wine fights for its future | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
LIMOUX, France (Reuters) - The sparkling wine from the region around this town in southwestern France claims to be the bubbly with the oldest mention in official records.Limoux barely escaped historical...
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Noval Black | Christian Seely’s Blog

Noval Black | Christian Seely’s Blog | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The image Port can sometimes have, linked to traditional images of old fashioned gents passing the Port in their clubs, has very little to do with the exciting vibrant wine that Port can be...

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Wine Review: Obscure French grapes

Wine Review: Obscure French grapes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Aussie and Californian big-brand wines come under regular fire for being bland and uniform, but what of their French equivalents? Cheap, branded French wines can be even worse, and that's particularly disappointing given the character we should expect from this diverse and exciting wine country.
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Think Wine and Relax

Think Wine and Relax | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

If one were to believe the Current Directions in Psychological Science, merely thinking about a glass of wine is all you would need to help you relax because of the power of positive thinking, due to the phenomenon of "response expectancies", or the way in which we predict how we will behave in different situations.

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