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Priorat wines: a Catalan love story (by Jancis Robinson)

Priorat wines: a Catalan love story (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Perrier-Jouet moves early with 2007 release

Perrier-Jouet moves early with 2007 release | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Dubourdieu: ‘Old vines are not better’

Dubourdieu: ‘Old vines are not better’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
French wine consultant Denis Dubourdieu has blasted the theory that old vines lead to better wines.
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Bordeaux 2013: 'We must not be too greedy', says Alain Raynaud

Bordeaux 2013: 'We must not be too greedy', says Alain Raynaud | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The president of Bordeaux winemaker group Grand Cercle de Bordeaux has said there will be some pleasant surprises from the 2013 vintage, but he reminded producers they need to price their wines sensibly.
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Is Portugal the Most Exciting Wine Place on the Planet Today?

Is Portugal the Most Exciting Wine Place on the Planet Today? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Chapoutier, Ogier, Ferraton...Best value Rhone 2012

Chapoutier, Ogier, Ferraton...Best value Rhone 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Exciting, great-value wines are coming out of St Joseph, thanks to the vision and the talent of a number of producers. Here, Eva Polaki highlights five vintners who are making the world sit up and take notice of the appellation’s wines. A big success story in St-Joseph is written by Jérôme Coursodon the fifth generation …
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A château for Champagne de Venoge

A château for Champagne de Venoge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Older vintages spark Bordeaux revival

Older vintages spark Bordeaux revival | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Customers are being slowly drawn back to Bordeaux by the appeal of more mature vintages priced for drinking rather than speculation, according to Bordeaux Index.
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How important is soil when it comes to the nature and character of wine?

How important is soil when it comes to the nature and character of wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winemakers wax lyrical about the quality of their soil. Connoisseurs fill their tasting notes with descriptors such as flinty and wet slate. But how important is soil exactly when it comes to the nature and character of wine?
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Another lawsuit erupts out of the controversial St.-Emilion classification

Another lawsuit erupts out of the controversial St.-Emilion classification | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Gossip as poisonous as pesticides, anonymous informants, rampant greed … the latest primetime TV drama? No, it’s just St.-Emilion. Bordeaux's Right Bank appellation has been rankled by controversy and lawsuits over its classification system for years. A new book, Vino Business, by French journalist Isabelle Saporta, has caused a firestorm for its criticism of the French wine trade, including Angélus co-owner Hubert de Boüard and his role in the 2012 St.-Emilion classification.

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Stars Align for Astralis

Stars Align for Astralis | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Clarendon Hills wines have attained rare heights of international acclaim in a stellar season with awards from the Wine Advocate and Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Awards.
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Celebrity wines and Miraval, the best rosé in the world

Celebrity wines and Miraval, the best rosé in the world | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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« For the Love of Wine », the new 2013 En Primeur Campaign of Maison M. Chapoutier

« For the Love of Wine », the new 2013 En Primeur Campaign of Maison M. Chapoutier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Maison M. Chapoutier announced that the 2013 Single-Vineyard Selections (Sélections Parcellaires) are officially offered for sale “en Primeur”. With their success since the 90s, the Chapoutier Primeurs have now become a unique opportunity to acquire Single-Vineyard Selections such as Le Pavillon, L’Ermite, Le Méal and De l’Orée in Ermitage or La Mordorée in Côte-Rôtie. These wines make the reputation of the wine estate that received the highest number of 100 Parker points in the world.

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Can Wine Be Funny? A Conversation With Randall Grahm

Can Wine Be Funny? A Conversation With Randall Grahm | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A man holds his glass of glimmering red liquid up to the light, then swirls it, sniffs it, looks at it askance as he swishes the wine around in his mouth and puckers his lips. It's an almost comic pre
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Uncorking the City: Lettie Teague talks wine and books with Carlo DeVito

Uncorking the City: Lettie Teague talks wine and books with Carlo DeVito | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's a brave man who chooses a life in the wine business or the book business. Carlo DeVito is clearly more courageous than many, as he has chosen to pursue both, Lettie Teague writes.
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The Riddle of Riesling

The Riddle of Riesling | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

If you're looking to simplify Riesling, to make it easy to understand, don't look to me. I visited Germany for the first time last month, and I hoped that a week in the Mosel, the Rheingau and the Rheinhessen—time spent strolling some of Riesling's most storied vineyards—would finally bring me clarity. 

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China slowdown knocks Bordeaux wine exports in 2013

China slowdown knocks Bordeaux wine exports in 2013 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A new restraint towards fine wine in China was largely responsible for a drop in Bordeaux exports last year, according to new figures released by the CIVB.
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Pibarnon, Bastide blanche, Terrebrune...Taming of the Bestial Bandol

Pibarnon, Bastide blanche, Terrebrune...Taming of the Bestial Bandol | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Latour 2004 released at €400 p/bottle ex-negociant

Latour 2004 released at €400 p/bottle ex-negociant | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In April 2012 Latour announced that it was withdrawing from the En Primeur system. In future, vintages would only be released once the chateaux felt the wines were ready to drink. Today Latour released its 2004 at €400 per bottle...
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Two blend grapes you should try

Two blend grapes you should try | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The triumvirate of Rhone reds — syrah, grenache and mourvedre — often co-exist in blends. That’s certainly been the case in Paso Robles. But the latter two are increasingly stepping out on their own.
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"There are few things that really move the needle. Most of it has to do with the Wine Spectator. Wine Advocate too. "

"There are few things that really move the needle. Most of it has to do with the Wine Spectator. Wine Advocate too. " | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Will NY Times Readers Join Asimov's Virtual Wine School?. The first three wines recommended in Eric Asimov's new Wine School column average $44 each. Will his readers pay the price?
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First Rosé Champagne? Older Than You Think

First Rosé Champagne? Older Than You Think | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

While rosé Champagne has enjoyed strong sales in recent years, recently uncovered documents prove that pink bubbly is no temporary fad. Historians at Champagne Ruinart found papers recording that on March 14, 1764—250 years ago—Ruinart sold bottles of rosé Champagne. It was previously thought that Veuve Clicquot was the first to produce and sell rosé Champagne, in 1775.

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The Grand Cru of The Midi

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In just over 30 years, Mas de Daumas Gassac has become one of France’s most respected wines which is an incredible feat considering it is not in ...
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Syrah and shiraz: Same grape, different wines

Syrah and shiraz: Same grape, different wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I’m a big fan of Chapoutier wines and frequently find real gems for $15 or less, so I was totally intrigued by his Australian venture. Like many of his high quality value wines, this one has also received rave reviews from critics.

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