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Martinborough: A gold-medal microclimate

Martinborough: A gold-medal microclimate | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In Martinborough, they call it "The Hill", the twisting pass that traverses the rugged mountainous barrier surrounding Wellington. Although only 65 kilometres from the Kiwi capital as the crow flies, it takes a good 90 minutes to drive past Wellington's outlying towns, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt, across The Hill and down into the ancient volcanic caldera that now is home to some of New Zealand's finest vineyards.

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Maison Louis Jadot Launches 'America Loves Jadot' Campaign

Maison Louis Jadot Launches 'America Loves Jadot' Campaign | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Maison Louis Jadot, venerable producer of fine French wines, combines wine enthusiasts' enjoyment of a great love story with a great wine in their 'Share Your Love Photo Contest' on Facebook.
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The man whose wines still reign in Spain

The man whose wines still reign in Spain | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Spanish family winemaker Torres has survived two wars to become the most powerful brand in Europe, writes JOHN WILSON...
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Bordeaux waits for its god to speak up

Bordeaux waits for its god to speak up | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Will Bordeaux's 2011 vintage turn out to be its annus horribilis? The Latin expression sums up the market sentiment in the fine wine business as it awaits the verdict, to be delivered next week, of the American lawyer-turned-wine god Robert Parker.
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Cheval Blanc, Chateau d’Yquem Test Demand in $2 Million Sales

Cheval Blanc, Chateau d’Yquem Test Demand in $2 Million Sales | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A 238-year-old bottle of white wine and collections of Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau d’Yquem valued at as much as $2 million are among the highlights of a spring series of auctions that will test demand at the top of the international market.
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Chinese quaff wine, snap up chateaux

Chinese quaff wine, snap up chateaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The vineyards of bordeaux and their sprawling residences are delighting the palates of wealthy buyers.
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Hospice du Rhone 2012: A video with Michel Chapoutier

Hospice du Rhone 2012: A video with Michel Chapoutier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Video: Michel Chapoutier talks about Rhone wines and Rhone varieties, Byodinamics, Terroir and what he is looking for when he is making a wine...

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En Primeurs 2011 at Chateau Gruaud Larose

En Primeurs 2011 at Chateau Gruaud Larose | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

VIDEO: Jean Merlaut, owner of chateau Gruaud Larose comments on 2011. For 2011 En Primeurs, the chateau offers two wines: Chateau Gruaud Larose and the second wine, Sarget de Gruaud Larose.

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Australia : A tasting of old Yalumba wines offers an interesting insight into the future of wine bottle closures.

Australia : A tasting of old Yalumba wines offers an interesting insight into the future of wine bottle closures. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Two large Rodin bronzes looked out at the crowd at Yalumba’s Museum Tasting at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The occasion was the first of a series in capital cities as part of Australian Wine & Brandy’s A+ Australian Wine Celebrations. One Rodin figure held a bent head in its hands, seemingly clutched in vexation, while the other held a hand, palm upward, in a “that’s it” kind of gesture.

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Red Whine: Counterfeit Bordeaux Making Chinese Buyers Sick

Red Whine: Counterfeit Bordeaux Making Chinese Buyers Sick | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Following a two-year tear that saw its prices at auction in Hong Kong skyrocket, over the past year demand in China for Château Lafite Rothschild has gone from a reflection of the country’s booming luxury market to a reflection of the difficulties that plague major brands there.

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Don't wine, a glass can really change the way it tastes

Don't wine, a glass can really change the way it tastes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It doesn’t seem long ago that owning wine glasses was enough to mark one out as a sophisticate, but while I was smashing my way through boxes of Ikea stemware, the rules changed: now we are buying different glasses for different styles of wines.

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'The Secret Weapon'

'The Secret Weapon' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Uncorking the City: When Lettie Teague asked her hippest oenophile friend his current favorite wine-drinking destination in Brooklyn, he responded immediately: St. Anslem.
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Ornellaia auction to feature Zhang Huan bottles

Ornellaia auction to feature Zhang Huan bottles | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A collection of large format bottles of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia 2009 designed by Chinese artist Zhang Huang go under the hammer at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on Friday.
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Krug hosts fundraiser for Tanzanian medical help

Krug hosts fundraiser for Tanzanian medical help | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The wild bush country of East Africa may be a world away from the wine country of Napa Valley, but a group of committed winery owners have forged a link between the two regions that is helping to benefit thousands of rural Tanzanians.

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2011 Bordeaux - Wine Advocate scores

2011 Bordeaux - Wine Advocate scores | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Chateau owners praying for a miracle may be disappointed. Neal Martin’s notes are trickling on to erobertparker.com, and early indications show that the notes are somewhat lukewarm.

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The Potent King of the Valpolicellas

The Potent King of the Valpolicellas | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Some of the wines of Italy's Valpolicella region, which stretches northward from the outskirts of Verona into the foothills of the Dolomite mountain range, are among the country's grandest reds.
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A Perfumer's Take on Wine Aromas

A Perfumer's Take on Wine Aromas | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Alexandre Schmitt's goal is to help people working in the wine industry find a common language to express what they smell when they stick their nose in a glass.
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Lafite Rothschild : Rieussec – owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) – is ‘force-fed’ to merchants.

Lafite Rothschild : Rieussec – owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) – is ‘force-fed’ to merchants. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A number of London wine merchants are reportedly furious with Bordeaux negociants for forcing them to buy another chateau's wines along with their allocations of Lafite 2011.
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The Riesling Key

The Riesling Key | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One could argue that we Americans have been a little slow on the Riesling uptake because of our national delusion that Riesling is necessarily sweet -- and therefore not good for food.
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The Versatility of Pinot Noir

The Versatility of Pinot Noir | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's conventional wisdom that Pinot Noir is an extremely versatile wine with food, and that virtue was on full display at a recent charity dinner I attended. However, we also bumped up against the wine's limits.
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Should wine scores be taken with a pinch of salt after research shows taste disparities?

Should wine scores be taken with a pinch of salt after research shows taste disparities? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

When Robert Parkers awarded a record 19 wines with a perfect score for the 2009 Bordeaux vintage recently, the wine investment market reacted quickly, with some wines trading at high prices almost instantly.

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Decanter World Wine Awards: China must prove last year's win 'not a one-off'

Decanter World Wine Awards: China must prove last year's win 'not a one-off' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
China has the weight of expectation on its shoulders at the Decanter World Wine Awards this year, the panel chairman for the region says.
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Stellenbosch Wine Country: Where Old World Pairs with New

Stellenbosch Wine Country: Where Old World Pairs with New | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Stellenbosch is a bit of paradise. There just isn’t much that’s more stunning than a place devoted to growing grapes—it’s something about the terrain and climate grapes prefer that makes for relentless beauty.
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Wine: From start to finish

Wine: From start to finish | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There’s no accounting for tastes, I guess. Well, maybe there is. When I worked as a sommelier, I spent my evenings trying to figure out people’s tastes in wine.
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Where Wine Lives: Cellar, Fridge---or Garage?

Where Wine Lives: Cellar, Fridge---or Garage? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Proper storage is essential for any wine you'll be keeping for more than a few months, and first and foremost is a correct and constant temperature. Lettie Teague explores various options for her 500-bottle collection.
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