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Port shines in declining fortified category

Port shines in declining fortified category | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A new report from The Fladgate Partnership and UK agent Mentzendorff seeks to distance Port from other fortified wine categories based on its growth and increasingly healthy consumer base.

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Champagne can be the most essential luxury

Champagne can be the most essential luxury | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Champagne remains one of the great wine styles. It is essentially a luxury item, marketed to people as an aspiration. Some champagnes are so lovely they should be regarded as treasures.
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Wine & Spirits: Celebrate National Champagne Day

Wine & Spirits: Celebrate National Champagne Day | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Factoids and fallacies about Champagne, and where to raise a flute on Oct. 26.
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Napa Valley's Grapegrower report: Organic practices make the difference

Napa Valley's Grapegrower report: Organic practices make the difference | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The days are becoming shorter and cooler, harvest is drawing to a close, and grapevines are shutting down for a long winter’s nap: Autumn is officially upon us.
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Sotheby’s Wine Sale Led by Montrachet, Lafite Nets $2.3 Million

Sotheby’s Wine Sale Led by Montrachet, Lafite Nets $2.3 Million | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sotheby’s sold a total 1.45 million pounds ($2.3 million) of wine in London yesterday, with a six-bottle lot of Montrachet 1997 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Burgundy white and 12 bottles of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 2000 Bordeaux red taking the top...
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WINE: Old World cultivars in SA

WINE: Old World cultivars in SA | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The recent launch of the latest vintages of the Morgenster Italian Collection provides an opportunity to reflect on the almost invisible profile of the non-French Mediterranean varieties, writes Michael Fridjhon...
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Top 10 Vintages for a Decadent Champagne Day

Top 10 Vintages for a Decadent Champagne Day | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
October 26th is Champagne Day, and we have compiled a list of 10 excellent vintage Champagnes you should celebrate the day drinking.
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Wine Star Sine Qua Non

Wine Star Sine Qua Non | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Manfred Krankl is an iconoclast among California winemakers, and his small-production Syrahs and Grenaches are widely celebrated.
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When Yeasts Run Wild

When Yeasts Run Wild | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Fashion aside, do indigenous yeast fermentations improve wine quality?
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Sommelier Dave Johnson Suggests Wines to Drink with Your Halloween Candy

Sommelier Dave Johnson Suggests Wines to Drink with Your Halloween Candy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
So, you're hosting a Halloween party. Worried your wine selection might conflict with, say, the appearance of supermarket...
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Naked Terroir and Biodynamic Wines

Naked Terroir and Biodynamic Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
“How would all of you like a cellar full of wines from Domaine Leflaive, Michel Chapoutier, Domaine Leroy, Cayuse and Huët?” senior editor James Molesworth asked the audience, who could be heard murmuring agreement. Those producers all have at least one thing in common: They farm biodynamically, as do more than 450 certified producers worldwide.
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Wine Star Maison Louis Jadot

Wine Star Maison Louis Jadot | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The president of Maison Louis Jadot, Pierre-Henry Gagey, was the third "wine star" at the annual Wine Spectator Wine Experience, a three-day tasting fête.
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New Perspectives on California Rhone Reds

New Perspectives on California Rhone Reds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
At the annual three-day tasting extravaganza that is the Wine Spectator Wine Experience, four women, winemakers at Failla, Keplinger, Favia and Epoch, presented their California Rhône-style wines, blends of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, showing...
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Screaming Eagle phenomenon “not healthy”

Screaming Eagle phenomenon “not healthy” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Robert Parker’s California critic Antonio Galloni has spoken out about the trading of cult wine Screaming Eagle on the secondary market, dubbing it “unhealthy”.

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Olly Smith to select the 50 Great Portuguese Wines 2013

Olly Smith to select the 50 Great Portuguese Wines 2013 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Smith was named “Journalist of the Year” at this year’s Portuguese Wine Awards and will spend the next few months searching for his “50 Great Value Portuguese Wines”.

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Helen Keplinger, Promising Young Napa Winemaker, Leaves Bryant Family Vineyard

Helen Keplinger, Promising Young Napa Winemaker, Leaves Bryant Family Vineyard | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Helen Keplinger, one of Napa Valley’s rising-star winemakers, is no longer at one of the region’s highest-profile wineries, Bryant Family Vineyard. Keplinger held the post of winemaker at Bryant for only a year and a half.
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Beaulieu Wins Biggest Bottle At the Emmys

Beaulieu Wins Biggest Bottle At the Emmys | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Beaulieu Vineyard brought a very big bottle to the Emmys and got plenty of talent to autograph it backstage.
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The Wild Beauty of France's Roussillon and Its Wines

The Wild Beauty of France's Roussillon and Its Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Where are the world's most beautiful vineyards? In Europe, one region that stands out is the Roussillon in the northern foothills of the Pyrenees, home to France's most southern wineries.
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Getting Unstuck in Lodi: Longtime Wine-Growing Region Gains Visibility

Getting Unstuck in Lodi: Longtime Wine-Growing Region Gains Visibility | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Lodi has more than 100,000 acres of vines, more than twice the plantings of the entire Napa Valley. Nonetheless, the area has had a very low profile until recent years.
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Wine Star Chateau Margaux

Wine Star Chateau Margaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The caretakers of Bordeaux first-growth Château Margaux have been learning the estate's terroir for 400 years, and it is that land that made the 2003 a success, despite an epic heat wave that year.
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Wine investment fund Nobles Crus answers critics

Wine investment fund Nobles Crus answers critics | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Nobles Crus, the fine wine investment fund that was recently lambasted over its performance and how it is valued, has responded to critics.
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7 Blind Men Taste Old Bordeaux Wines Blind from 1926 to 2003

7 Blind Men Taste Old Bordeaux Wines Blind from 1926 to 2003 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
7 Blind Men Taste Old Bordeaux Wines Blind from 1926 to 2003 with images, wine tasting notes and comments on horizontal and vertical flights from both banks...
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Naples Winter Wine Festival harvests 26 collaborating vintners from around the globe

Naples Winter Wine Festival harvests 26 collaborating vintners from around the globe | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Twenty-six artisanal vintners from around the world will help create the Jan. 25-27 Naples Winter Wine Festival, with Barbara Banke of Vérité Winery in Healdsburg, Calif., as the festival's honored vintner.
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Decanter Asia Wine Awards, Top 5 regions: Champagne, Tuscany, Piedmont, Rhone and USA

Decanter Asia Wine Awards, Top 5 regions: Champagne, Tuscany, Piedmont, Rhone and USA | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The wines were judged in Hong Kong in September by a team of Asia’s leading experts under the joint chairmanship of Steven Spurrier and Jeannie Cho Lee MW, and vice chairs Gerard Basset MS MW, CH’NG Poh Tiong, Michael Hill-Smith MW AM, Andrew Jefford, and Shinya Tasaki.
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Subtle Australia

Subtle Australia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer, leading the third seminar of the 2012 Wine Spectator Wine Experience, introduced his audience to a set of wines he thought might surprise them: delicate styles from Australia, including a Sémillon, a Riesling...
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