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Australia: "the agency has basically decided we are a nation of lushes"

Australia: "the agency has basically decided we are a nation of lushes" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A government report says Australians drink too much and the solution is higher taxes on wine - in effect, prohibition by stealth...
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Laithwaite's Wine targets Classic FM audience in six-figure partnership

Laithwaite's Wine targets Classic FM audience in six-figure partnership | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Laithwaite's Wine, the independent wine merchant, has partnered with Classic FM to fund a new 11-part series fronted by actor Simon Callow about the connection between wine and music.
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Read This Before You Hold Your Wine Tasting

Read This Before You Hold Your Wine Tasting | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I once knew a wine writer (always with a buzz on) who exulted that he’d tasted his way through 120 wines at an international exposition.

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Jean Guillaume Prats “2012 Bordeaux could turn out to share commonalities with 2002, but with more intensity.”

Jean Guillaume Prats “2012 Bordeaux could turn out to share commonalities with 2002, but with more intensity.” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
2012 Bordeaux Harvest, Margaux, St. Julien, Pauillac, St.
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A Golden Inheritance

A Golden Inheritance | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Will Lyons explores how Corinne Mentzelopoulos brought Château Margaux in Bordeaux back from the brink of collapse.
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"Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee"

"Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
While at his post, Jefferson took a break to make a long tour of the grand cru vineyards of Burgundy, Champagne and Beaujolais, stocking up an enormous wine cellar. And when he returned to his beloved Monticello, he brought with him plenty of new cuttings for his garden, America’s first pasta maker and lots and lots of recipes.
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Viva Italia: Lessons In Value Investing

Viva Italia: Lessons In Value Investing | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
How buying rare Italian wine in Rome and touring the Amalfi Coast can make you a better investor.
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Pricey port grapes the source of Quinta do Noval Nacional

Pricey port grapes the source of Quinta do Noval Nacional | 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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Ha aims to put Korean wine on map

Ha aims to put Korean wine on map | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Korea has been quickly earning its stripes as a wine-drinking nation. Whether it ever develops a reputation as a winemaking one will depend on the efforts of people like Ha Hyung-tae.
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South Africa: The wine industry's enormous transformation

South Africa: The wine industry's enormous transformation | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Many of the truly affordable wines (retailing at R60 or less) are now at least as good as the R100 offerings of a few years back, writes Michael Fridjhon...
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A Vineyard Bargain Hunter

A Vineyard Bargain Hunter | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Mortgage-title executive Bill Foley stumbled in his initial foray into wine a decade ago, but he now owns a world-wide array of successful wineries—and is about to launch a unique membership society.
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The Wine Swap Is A Great (And Cheap) Way To Explore Wine

The Wine Swap Is A Great (And Cheap) Way To Explore Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A wine swap, yes, wine, not wife swap, will surely add some excitement to your weeknight glass of wine. The premise is simple---open a bottle, enjoy a glass or two.

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2010 Pinot Noir Oregon: The Chronicle recommends

2010 Pinot Noir Oregon: The Chronicle recommends | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Old wines from David Lett's Eyrie Vineyard, thought anemic in comparison to their flashier neighbors, radiated beauty a decade later, long after their counterparts had gone flat.
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Struggling with Wine Tasting Notes

Struggling with Wine Tasting Notes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I have strong opinions about the elements of a good tasting note. But while I love a good argument, I have stayed out of this one because I don't feel comfortable telling other people how to write them.
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China's craze for Burgundy

China's craze for Burgundy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Chinese have become more discerning and sophisticated in their purchases, reflecting a more mature market.
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Coudelet is a vineyard lying adjacent to the famous Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Coudelet is a vineyard lying adjacent to the famous Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When I visited Château de Beaucastel with a large group of Canadian oeno-tourists in May, Thomas Perrin opened the tasting with one of my favourite white wines of all time – the Vieilles Vignes Beaucastel Blanc made 100% from 65 year old roussanne vines. It is a silken masterpiece with haunting depth. And I got something of that same vibe from the 2011 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Blanc ($33.95). Interestingly it contains no roussanne at all – rather the other four Rhône white varieties: marsanne 30%, viognier 30%, bourboulenc 30%, clairette 10%. Great winemaking here!
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The great grapevine

The great grapevine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When I graduated, in 1971, wine was regarded as such a frivolous subject that I didn’t dare confess my wish to waste an Oxford education on a career in it.
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Listening, While Pouring

Listening, While Pouring | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Alexander LaPratt, having won the coveted position of Chef Sommelier at Jean-Georges only a few weeks ago, has his eye on an even larger prize, or at least one with a (much) longer title, the Best Sommelier in the Americas competition at the end of...
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My return to Oz: The Aussies make truly excellent wine that defies expectations

My return to Oz: The Aussies make truly excellent wine that defies expectations | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
From fine fizz in Tasmania to cunning blends using fresher and more unusual grape varieties such as Vermentino and Fiano, there’s some delicious wine being made.
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Veronique Sanders (Chateau Haut Bailly): “Because the technical and phenolic maturities have not been simultaneous, it was very important to taste the grapes every day.”

Veronique Sanders (Chateau Haut Bailly): “Because the technical and phenolic maturities have not been simultaneous, it was very important to taste the grapes every day.” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
2012 Bordeaux Harvest Pessac Leognan News Updates from many of the top estates in Pessac Leogan and Graves with picking information, images, links...
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Syrian wine’s star rises despite ongoing conflict

Syrian wine’s star rises despite ongoing conflict | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Finding its way onto elite restaurants’ wine lists, such as Gordon Ramsay in London, and increasingly appearing on the shelves of exclusive wine boutiques – Lavinia in Paris – Bargylus’ star seems to be undoubtedly on the rise. Simultaneously, however, the war in Syria seems to daily grow more intractable. But on this topic Modawar takes what is perhaps the only stance he and the Saade family can when contemplating Bargylus’ future. “We believe that the conflict will be over soon,” he says.

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John D Watkins to replace Don St Pierre Jnr as CEO of ASC

John D Watkins to replace Don St Pierre Jnr as CEO of ASC | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
ASC Fine Wines has announced that as of next week, October 15, John D Watkins will succeed Don St Pierre Jnr as CEO, whilst St Pierre will become Executive Chairman of the Board.
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After the Debacle Called Liebfraumilch

After the Debacle Called Liebfraumilch | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A century ago the Roter Hang, or red slope, was the pride of Rheinhessen, the largest wine region in Germany. After a period of decline, it is once again producing world-class white wines.
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Wine labels with fish, milk, eggs misleading

Wine labels with fish, milk, eggs misleading | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Such data needs to be stored on a bar code, and an app developed to scan for offending ingredients for each individual shopper. At least that way, with an Iphone, you could quickly detect offending elements without developing a detached retina from being drowned in tiny type.
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Wine of (Seriously) Ancients

Wine of (Seriously) Ancients | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In eastern Georgia, wine is still aged in clay pots using a 5,000-year-old technique.
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