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Vivino Raises $1M From Creandum For Mobile Wine Cellar

Vivino Raises $1M From Creandum For Mobile Wine Cellar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Vivino, a mobile wine app that allows users to keep track of wines they drink, rate them for future reference, and share their favorites with others, has raised $1 million in Series A financing from Creandum, the Nordic venture capital firm known...
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Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Expands to the Jura

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Expands to the Jura | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Five years ago, the Jura wasn't on Guillaume d'Angerville's mind. But on a visit to one of his favorite Paris restaurants, the eminent Burgundian vintner became fascinated by this lesser-known French wine region.
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Montreal collector sues Canada's SAQ for $1m

Montreal collector sues Canada's SAQ for $1m | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A Montreal wine collector is suing the Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ) for nearly CA$1m after his collection was allegedly exposed to harmful bacteria.
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Spadarotto Cabernet: The Best Cult Wine You Never Heard Of

Spadarotto Cabernet: The Best Cult Wine You Never Heard Of | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Spadarotto Cabernet Sauvignon The Spadarotto family makes very little wine, very well.
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Moon phases and stag's bladders: wacky wine-making

Moon phases and stag's bladders: wacky wine-making | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The sun is setting and the slopes of the Cote d'Or are soaking up the last few rays of the day. A waning moon has just appeared to the east.

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China wine plays: oversaturation?

China wine plays: oversaturation? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Two news bits from the wine sector are making headlines, shining a spotlight on this hot industry whose fast growth is being fueled by millions of new middle class Chinese who are willing to pay big money for premium products like wine and coffee.
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Shake-Up at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Shake-Up at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine critic Robert Parker plans to phase out the print version of his influential Wine Advocate newsletter, step down as editor in chief and bring in a trio of Singapore-based investors.
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Grape expectations in New Zealand

Grape expectations in New Zealand | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
IN 1973, in Marlborough on New Zealand's South Island, the region's first wine-grape vine was planted with a silver dollar beneath it for good luck.
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild unfazed by slowdown in demand in China

Chateau Lafite Rothschild unfazed by slowdown in demand in China | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If you think the producer of the world's most sought after Bordeaux is worried about a slowdown in sales in China, think again....
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Wines for the connoisseur

Wines for the connoisseur | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

There is Chateauneuf and then there is Beaucastel. Surely one of the Top 10 out of hundreds bottles made in the region.

 

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In search of the wines from biblical times

In search of the wines from biblical times | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
TORONTO - In Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to Modern Times, authors Randall Heskett and Joel Butler ask not what would Jesus d...
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Christmas Cheers

Christmas Cheers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For the modern wine consumer, the challenge over the holidays isn't to avoid the undrinkable but to find that interesting bottle that will inspire the taste buds and impress your guests.
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Deft Hands Behind the Bubbles

Deft Hands Behind the Bubbles | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Think it’s easy to make a good sparkling wine? Many American winemakers try, but few can produce anything that can come close to competing with Champagne.
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Naples Winter Wine Festival auction items announced

Naples Winter Wine Festival auction items announced | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Off-the-charts wine lots of historic proportions will headline the live auction at the Naples Winter Wine Festival on Jan. 26 when 550 guests gather under the auction tent at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
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Jefford on Monday: Wine's Periodic Table

Jefford on Monday: Wine's Periodic Table | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jefford on Monday: Much playtime at the recent EWBC conference in Turkey was spent in competitive pronunciation.
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Let's Talk Wine

Let's Talk Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
No matter how apt, wine remarks can become clichéd. The challenge -- for writers aiming for a wide range of readers -- seems to lie in crafting crisp descriptions not laden with insider jargon. Wine writing need not be esoteric.
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Changes at The Wine Advocate Signal a Shift in the Market

Changes at The Wine Advocate Signal a Shift in the Market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When Robert M. Parker Jr. began publishing his newsletter in 1978, the world of wine was a far narrower place.
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Jane Anson launches book on wines of Bordeaux

Jane Anson launches book on wines of Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hong Kong is a city of wine lovers, and each year's social calendar is inevitably crowded with tastings and other events, of which only a few stand out as really special. The tasting last Wednesday was one such event.
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Burgundy Drinkers Will Pay More as 2012 Production Drops

Burgundy Drinkers Will Pay More as 2012 Production Drops | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Despite losing as much as 40 percent of their grapes for the 2012 harvest, the vintners and merchants of Burgundy are smiling.

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South Africa’s billionaire wine farm owners Tokyo Sexwale and Johann Rupert pay their workers the same as farmers across the board - described as “slave wages” by Cosatu.

South Africa’s billionaire wine farm owners Tokyo Sexwale and Johann Rupert pay their workers the same as farmers across the board - described as “slave wages” by Cosatu. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Saturday Star established from interviews this week with farmworkers at Sexwale’s wine estate Bloemendal in Durbanville and Rupert’s L’Ormirans in Franschhoek that seasonal workers earn a minimum of R80 a day, or an average R1 733 a month.

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2012 La Couspaude St. Emilion Harvest 3 Weeks Later Than Usual

2012 La Couspaude St. Emilion Harvest 3 Weeks Later Than Usual | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
2012 La Couspaude St.Emilion Harvest and Vintage Report with interview with Vanessa Aubert on the vintage and wine making with images and links...
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A tour of South African vineyards yields some fine pairings, and more than a few penguins

A tour of South African vineyards yields some fine pairings, and more than a few penguins | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Here, a guide to pairing wineries with other Western Cape adventures.
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You Will Be My Son

You Will Be My Son | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
An overbearing father humiliates his son in this impressive French film set in wine country, writes Philip French...
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Rich Pickings at Cos d'Estournel: will the good times continue now its mastermind is leaving?

Rich Pickings at Cos d'Estournel: will the good times continue now its mastermind is leaving? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Rich Pickings at Cos d'Estournel,Can the château's golden era continue now its mastermind is leaving?
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What wine writers keep to themselves

What wine writers keep to themselves | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Critics rarely talk about alcohol content, but there’s a broad range in how intoxicating wines can be...
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