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Yao Ming's Wine Venture

Yao Ming's Wine Venture | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Yao Ming is a 7-foot-6-inch former NBA player who is breaking out in the business world embarking on numerous ventures, including a wine business, which he is hoping will help build a bridge for fine wine between California’s vineyards and China’s...
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Wine production as a religious experience

Wine production as a religious experience | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The link between religion and wine is centuries old – leaving a rich legacy of fine wines from around the world, writes JOHN WILSON...
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En Primeur at Chateau Pichon Baron | Christian Seely’s Blog

En Primeur at Chateau Pichon Baron | Christian Seely’s Blog | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The En Primeur’s week in Bordeaux started at Chateau Pichon Baron. Here are three videos to get a better comprehension of what happens during this period.

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Will Bordeaux 2011 Be Remembered for Its Whites?

Will Bordeaux 2011 Be Remembered for Its Whites? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There has been a tremendous amount of excitement in the tasting rooms and cellars of Bordeaux that 2011 is shaping up to be a very good year for white wine.
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Business Asia: Koreans Raise a Glass to Unintended Consequences

Business Asia: Koreans Raise a Glass to Unintended Consequences | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Since free-trade deals haven't brought down wine prices as much as promised, Seoul is now under pressure to deregulate further, Joshua Hall writes in The Wall Street Journal's Business Asia column.
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Sotheby's toasts stellar HK wine sales, art sales mixed

Sotheby's toasts stellar HK wine sales, art sales mixed | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Global auction house Sotheby's kicked off its spring sales in Hong Kong by selling all lots in a two-day wine sale, outstripping expectations, but the picture was less clear for its...
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Constellation Brands Courts Millennials With Newest Wines

Constellation Brands Courts Millennials With Newest Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

An evolving palate and high interest in wines among the Millennial generation are two potential tailwinds that can aid Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) as it launches a more plentiful slate of new wines this year.

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Bordeaux 2011 – Day Three

Bordeaux 2011 – Day Three | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Today was another day spent driving up and down the D2 from château to château, tasting such gems as Latour, Pichon Lalande, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Calon-Ségur and Palmer, before the Union des Grand...
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Peter Mondavi Jr. Gets Real About His Views on Organic Wine

Peter Mondavi Jr. Gets Real About His Views on Organic Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For Peter Mondavi Jr. (above right), son of Peter Mondavi, nephew of Robert and proprietor of the Charles Krug vineyard, making good wine is an all-consuming passion and a source of family pride.
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The 2011 Bottom Line Report: The Right Bank

The 2011 Bottom Line Report: The Right Bank | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Yesterday was a day purely for the right bank. I visited some of the top names in St Emilion and Pomerol, as well as the UGC tastings for each.
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Americans Love French Wine

Americans Love French Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Americans are buying French wine in record amounts, helping propel the Gallic wine industry to new highs. French wine and spirits exports hit $13 billion in 2011, and America was the dominant trading partner, providing 18 percent of that figure.
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Why Rosé Is the Perfect Anti-Wine

Why Rosé Is the Perfect Anti-Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There's a good reason why the affordable, easy-drinking wine is on the rise...
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F. Korbel & Bros. Sells Kenwood

F. Korbel & Bros. Sells Kenwood | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The largest producer of sparkling wine in the United States sells Kenwood Vineyards to New York-based Banfi for an undisclosed amount.
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Cult wine

Cult wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Do you have $100 for a bottle of wine? Not many people do, and yet some of these wines sell out quickly, and for a lot more money than $100 a bottle.

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Aaron Pott, the Man (and Mouth) Behind Some of Napa's Best Wines

Aaron Pott, the Man (and Mouth) Behind Some of Napa's Best Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The winemaking consultant Aaron Pott doesn't hesitate to speak his mind, on everything from why Barolo is overrated to his disdain for would-be clients who ask him to make 100-point wines.
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Update on Flying Winemaker: Paul Hobbs in Argentina, France, and California

Update on Flying Winemaker: Paul Hobbs in Argentina, France, and California | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The winemaker who has twice been named Robert Parker’s Wine Personality of the Year has projects working in 20 wineries worldwide, including Argentina, the U.S., France, and a new one in Armenia.
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The First Taste of the 2011 Bordeaux

The First Taste of the 2011 Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bordeaux's en primeur week has taken on an outsize importance as a broader gauge of the state of the market for wine.
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California Rhones: 2012 Rhone Rangers Tasting

California Rhones: 2012 Rhone Rangers Tasting | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Here in California, a few pioneers started planting Rhône varieties in the late 1980s. So which of these Rhône grapes, or blends, do well in California?
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RPT-Cheers! UK toast royal jubilee with English bubbly

RPT-Cheers! UK toast royal jubilee with English bubbly | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
* Retailers stock English sparkling wine for jubilee* Climate change, investment put English wine on par withchampagne* English wine makes Olympic corporate hospitality list* Price remains a barrier...
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Il Buco's Pricing Goes Off The Rails; Alimentari Foils

Il Buco's Pricing Goes Off The Rails; Alimentari Foils | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Gulfi is making some of the more interesting, value-driven wines out of Sicily at the moment. This is the classic Cerasuolo blend of nero d’avola and frappato is fresh, herbaceous and, thanks to frappato, easy to love.
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At Gruaud Larose, the Futures with discretion

At Gruaud Larose, the Futures with discretion | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In the midst of the frenzy surrounding the Wine Futures campaign in Bordeaux, certain estates are emphasizing quiet strength and discretion. Such is the case for Gruaud Larose, Saint-Julien Second Growth, where elegance and constancy are the guiding principles.

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Chinese Food, German Wines, and a Hong Kong Master of Wine... Oh My!

Chinese Food, German Wines, and a Hong Kong Master of Wine... Oh My! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

To many sommeliers around the world, Chinese food finds its most reliable winemate in German Riesling, the delicious white made from Riesling grapes all over Germany.

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En Primeur 2011 – First Impressions – Lafite, Latour, Mouton, Margaux, Pichon Baron, Montrose and Pontet Canet

En Primeur 2011 – First Impressions – Lafite, Latour, Mouton, Margaux, Pichon Baron, Montrose and Pontet Canet | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I am finally ensconced in my hotel room writing this up after my first long day of tastings which started at 9 this morning in the Left Bank. My initial impression of the vintage so far is that it is not a ‘great one’ but one that some folks will refer to as a ‘classical drinking vintage’.

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Exploring Venice

Exploring Venice | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

After four hectic but productive days at Vinitaly, the Italian wine fair in Verona, my colleague Bruce Sanderson and I stole a day in Venice. The spring weather was delightful, and we wandered the city till our feet were sore, enchanted.

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Now is the best time to sample Germany's 2010 vintage kabinett rieslings

Now is the best time to sample Germany's 2010 vintage kabinett rieslings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Due to a sequence of bizarre weather events, German vignerons were faced at harvest with very few, very thick-skinned, very tiny grapes. And in a weird twist of the usual order of things, the resulting concentrated flavor came with through-the-roof acidity levels, forcing winemakers to de-acidify and even...

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