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Five-Star Wine Weekend Is Fun, Luxurious - And A Bargain - Forbes

Five-Star Wine Weekend Is Fun, Luxurious - And A Bargain - Forbes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Just when I thought the Broadmoor could not get any better, they break out the fine wines. A lot of fine wine.
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Winemaker Paul Hobbs Selected as Winemaking Consultant for Juanicó Wines in Uruguay

Winemaker Paul Hobbs Selected as Winemaking Consultant for Juanicó Wines in Uruguay | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

International winemaker and consultant Paul Hobbs announced today that he will serve as consulting winemaker for Juanicó Wines in Canelones, Uruguay. Hobbs will work with the Deicas family, who founded the winery in 1979, to improve the portfolio of wines, including the Don Pascual and Pueblo del Sol brands.

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Know-It-Alls, Chest Thumpers, Blue Bloods...Wine Is Just So High School

Know-It-Alls, Chest Thumpers, Blue Bloods...Wine Is Just So High School | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The wine world reminds me of high school sometimes. The cast of characters and social structure is really not all that different. Just consider...

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Is It Worth It to Age Wines Anymore?

Is It Worth It to Age Wines Anymore? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer weighs the investment of time into properly aging wines against the possibility of diminished returns and suggests that no one should feel obliged to wait more than 10 years for a bottle, no matter its price or...
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Wine Travel Destination 2013: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Stellenbosch, South Africa | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Stellenbosch offers something for everyone, whether your interest is in the arts, culture, food, wine, hiking or surfing.
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Wine Spectator's Maps of Key Wine Regions

Wine Spectator's Maps of Key Wine Regions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Here you can find Wine Spectator maps for major wine-producing areas around the world. For the United States, maps of California (including detailed maps of the Napa and Sonoma appellations), Oregon and Washington.
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Champagne Esterlin: Three given suspended sentences for massive Champagne fraud

Champagne Esterlin: Three given suspended sentences for massive Champagne fraud | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Three former managers of the Esterlin Champagne co-operative have been given eight-month suspended prison sentences and €2,000 fines for selling fake vintage Champagne.
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Edmond de Rothschild and Vega Sicilia Partner to Produce a Rioja

Edmond de Rothschild and Vega Sicilia Partner to Produce a Rioja | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Edmond de Rothschild branch of the Bordeaux-based Rothschild family is expected to launch Macán, a Rioja co-produced with Vega Sicilia, an estate in Ribera del Duero, Spain.

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Jefford on Penfolds "ampoules": "They are hilariously alien to the great Aussie traditions of piss-taking and pretension-popping."

Jefford on Penfolds "ampoules": "They are hilariously alien to the great Aussie traditions of piss-taking and pretension-popping." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It came rather late in the year (on 12.12.12, ominously enough), but there was one press release last year which I read twice. The first reading was accompanied with growing incredulity; the second was to lay my disbelief to rest.
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Martine Saunier Sells Her Import Company Martine’s Wines

Martine Saunier Sells Her Import Company Martine’s Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Martine Saunier, whose import and wholesale company Martine's Wines, Inc. specializes in French wineries, sold her business in December to partners Gregory Castells and Kate Laughlin for an undisclosed price.
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Aussie wine trends: Sub-regional recognition

Aussie wine trends: Sub-regional recognition | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
While Australia is well-known for its attempts to highlight regional distinctions, today the focus is also on the country’s sub regions and single vineyards.
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Lot18 Sours on Flash Sales, Lays Off 25 as It Shifts to Wine Subscriptions

Lot18 Sours on Flash Sales, Lays Off 25 as It Shifts to Wine Subscriptions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The online wine seller hopes the two moves will bring it to profitability.
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Château Angélus

Millésima presents chateau Angelus: For connoisseurs from all over the world Angélus is counting among the most beautiful classified jewels of the Saint-Emilion…
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“A bottle of the chicken wine, please.”

“A bottle of the chicken wine, please.” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Around this time of year, I find myself in the grocery store sobbing and clutching a bunch of Romaine to my breast. Although, like everyone else, I drink more red wine in winter than summer, there absolutely are moments when I just need a shot of liquid sunshine. Most winos are the same, finding themselves veering unexpectedly into the white wine aisle in January and heading home with a bunch of parsley, some frozen shrimp and a nice bottle of white.

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Northern Rhône Domination

Northern Rhône Domination | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Simon Gaudreault writes about wines from the northern Rhone and how the great wines from this region come at a reasonable price. Blog Wine ratings, Wine reviews, Wine tasting notes & Wine Videos from JamesSuckling.com.
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USA: How Big Business Is the Wine Business?

USA: How Big Business Is the Wine Business? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I took my son to get a haircut Saturday, and as the salon owner was trimming his bangs, we chatted about my job. She stopped cutting for a moment and said, "Could you give me the name of a few wines to buy? There are so many—I don't know what's sweet, what's dry and what's ... good."

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Tasmania suffers fifth day of bushfires

Tasmania suffers fifth day of bushfires | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tasmania is suffering its fifth day of bush fires, which broke out on Thursday in the midst of a heat wave. One vineyard has lost three quarters of its plantings.
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Which wine type are you?

Which wine type are you? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There are guides to help figure it out, but the key is simple.
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Fine wines: "‘We believe that now may prove to be as good a time to enter the market as we have seen since 2009" Smith said.

Fine wines: "‘We believe that now may prove to be as good a time to enter the market as we have seen since 2009" Smith said. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Fine wine prices in 2013 could rise 14% above their 2012 year end level, a new forecast predicts.

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Institutional investors have forecast that Treasury Wine Estates...is ripe for a takeover offer, with investors from China likely to lead the charge.

Institutional investors have forecast that Treasury Wine Estates...is ripe for a takeover offer, with investors from China likely to lead the charge. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
OUTSPOKEN Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce has warned against the selling-off of Australian wine companies to foreign interests, saying it reflects a large scale trend in the agricultural sector.
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South African farm workers to revive wine region strikes

South African farm workers to revive wine region strikes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Thousands of South African farm workers will go on strike in the Western Cape wine region from Wednesday, reviving labour action for higher wages in which two workers were killed in clashes with police...

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WineWire.ca connects consumers with wine agents in Ontario

WineWire.ca connects consumers with wine agents in Ontario | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
WineWire.ca connects wine agents legally allowed to sell cases of wine not found on LCBO shelves with customers, and does it with a convenient online marketplace that puts wine education front and centre...
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What Impact Could Fracking Have on California Vineyards?

What Impact Could Fracking Have on California Vineyards? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In several appellations on California’s Central Coast, winemakers tout the benefits of growing vines on soils rich with decomposing shale, which allows for good drainage and deep root penetration.
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Winemakers of the Year: Arnot-Roberts' homegrown talents

Winemakers of the Year: Arnot-Roberts' homegrown talents | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Eight years after founding their label, Arnot-Roberts, the two have made a string of wines that have become synonymous with California's bounty.
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Pioneering Winemaker Randall Grahm Tries New Way To Sell Wine In America

Pioneering Winemaker Randall Grahm Tries New Way To Sell Wine In America | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
NakedWines.com invests $150,000 in Randall Grahm
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