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Sylvie Cazes Leaves Pichon-Lalande

Sylvie Cazes Leaves Pichon-Lalande | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sylvie Cazes has announced her departure as general manager of the Bordeaux estates owned by Champagne group Louis Roederer, including the iconic second-growth Château Pichon Longueville Lalande and châteaus de Pez and Bernadotte.
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AUSTRALIA On the vine: less is more

AUSTRALIA On the vine: less is more | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The amount of land devoted to vineyards nationally is decreasing at a rate of about 10,000 hectares every two years.

 

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Mastering the Vintages

Mastering the Vintages | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In a new film, four young men study for the demanding master sommelier exam.
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A guide to Sonoma wine tasting rooms

A guide to Sonoma wine tasting rooms | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
From historic wineries that have stood the test of time to those that have maintained the region's pastoral vibe, Sonoma is rich with classic Wine Country charm. In the tasting room, housed in the 1862 press room, taste five wines for $10.
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China’s Changing Wine Demand Sees Bordeaux Attack Mid-Market

China’s Changing Wine Demand Sees Bordeaux Attack Mid-Market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Interestingly enough, it may be these now Chinese-owned Bordeaux wineries that have the best chance of succeeding in the middle market in mainland China. Leveraging both the prestige of the Bordeaux name and the local business savvy of their new owners...

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When it comes to wine, size matters for Charlie Trotter

When it comes to wine, size matters for Charlie Trotter | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous restaurant was synonymous with fine dining in Chicago, is auctioning off his million-dollar wine cellar which is known for the size of its bottles as much as...
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2012 Bordeaux Harvest Interview with Veronique Sanders Haut Bailly

2012 Bordeaux Harvest Interview with Veronique Sanders Haut Bailly | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Veronique Sanders talks about the 2012 Bordeaux harvest at Haut Bailly and Pessac Leognan with images, links, technical information...
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Jefford on Monday: Delicacy in the East

Jefford on Monday: Delicacy in the East | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Impressive, beautiful and disconcerting: that’s Hong Kong. I made my first visit for the Decanter Asia Wine Awards a few weeks ago.
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Crop Rotation and the Future of Farming

Crop Rotation and the Future of Farming | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Farming in America is losing the diversity needed to keep it alive. But Washington, Jefferson and Uncle Everon already knew that.
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Wine dinners: Where the good times flow

Wine dinners: Where the good times flow | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Part lecture and part party, restaurant-hosted wine dinners are a deal for lovers of good food and conversation--and the wine’s not bad, either. Here’s how to get a seat at one and what to expect.
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"That Condrieu he sold through a tiny newspaper ad? It was made by Georges Vernay, whose top wines now sell on allocation."

"That Condrieu he sold through a tiny newspaper ad? It was made by Georges Vernay, whose top wines now sell on allocation." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Robin Yapp was a dentist first, and a wine merchant second. His son Jason describes him – lovingly – as a “pirate”, which makes it all the more alarming that for 16 years his two professions coincided: Drilling for Wine is the title of the book he has written about his adventures in drink and dentures.
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Marc Perrin: « The first tastings of the 2012 vintage show wines with a fantastic balance for all the appellations of the Southern Rhone. »

Marc Perrin: « The first tastings of the 2012 vintage show wines with a fantastic balance for all the appellations of the Southern Rhone. » | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Marc Perrin gives his first impressions on the 2012 vintage in Southern Rhone. Famille Perrin has just finished harvesting and kept some beautiful images of this 2012 harvest in this film » 2012 Harvest at Famille Perrin » . Let’s come back to this particular year…
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The Best Oregon Pinot Noir Is Grown On Rocks

The Best Oregon Pinot Noir Is Grown On Rocks | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Erratica Maggie Harrison, winemaker for Antica Terra, was lured to Oregon under false pretenses. Happily making wine in California at Sine Qua Non winery, Harrison was invited by friends to move to Oregon and make wine.
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'The Drops of God' comes to America; will wine ever be the same?

'The Drops of God' comes to America; will wine ever be the same? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When last we visited “The Drops of God,” the totally addicting wine manga , the two protagonists were just beginning their battle to decide who would be the emperor of wine.
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Wine is the new coffee

Wine is the new coffee | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Coffee, the object of reverential and religious affection. Prayed to by the addict, the aficionado, the connoisseur. They sniff, they swirl and they savour their brews like First Growth Bordeaux or 50-year old Auslese.

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Michel Chapoutier, King of the Hill

Michel Chapoutier, King of the Hill | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For Michel Chapoutier, the most important thing in a wine is its sense of place, its expression of terroir. His home, ancestral, personal and professional, is one of the truly great terroirs of France: the hill of Hermitage.
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Wine Importers Battle Advertising Ban, Import Tariffs

Wine Importers Battle Advertising Ban, Import Tariffs | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Censorship is often imposed for malicious reasons — a crackdown on political enemies, thought control or social engineering.
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Studying wine from the ground up

Studying wine from the ground up | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The terroir of the world’s most famous vineyards can be explained by their geologic history.
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Costco to sell high-end wine in UK

Costco to sell high-end wine in UK | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The world’s largest wine retailer, Costco, is branching out into the UK market, having launched a UK website selling high-end wines and spirits.

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When Brand Marketing fails...Producers desert Cava DO for its 'detrimental' image

When Brand Marketing fails...Producers desert Cava DO for its 'detrimental' image | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sparkling producers in the Penedes wine zone of Spain are abandoning the Cava appellation and branding their wines 'Spanish sparkling wine'.
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Wine Geeks Get New Book of Oddball Varietals

Wine Geeks Get New Book of Oddball Varietals | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

On a tasting trip to Italy’s Friuli region in 2005, Napa Valley viticulture whiz Steve Matthiasson had an “aha” moment. He fell in love with ribolla gialla, a local white grape.

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Portugal’s ancient wine: Port emerges from harsh climate

Portugal’s ancient wine: Port emerges from harsh climate | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
All Port wine begins its journey high in the mountains caressing the Alto Douro Valley of Portugal. It was the Romans, as was their custom, who first planted the vines.
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Wine a star at Napa Valley Film Festival

Wine a star at Napa Valley Film Festival | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The grape that made the region famous also figures into the film programming itself, including the opening-night film, "Somm," the world premiere of Jason Wise's documentary about four sommeliers' quest to pass the rigorous exam to become master...
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"The immediate and long-term fundamentals of the wine sector remain solid"

"The immediate and long-term fundamentals of the wine sector remain solid" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Treasury Wine Estates chairman Paul Rayner recently told shareholders at the annual meeting that the group's rallying cry was one foot in the vineyard, one foot in the boardroom and wine merchants to the world.

 

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Why should wine estates include Pinterest in their Social Media Stategy ?

Why should wine estates include Pinterest in their Social Media Stategy ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We certainly see a lot of interest from wine estates whenever we cover newer approaches to online marketing like QR codes, Google+ or Pinterest. These tactics are “hot” and the hottest topic this year is definitely Pinterest. At VitaBella Luxury Wine, we’re big advocates for using Pinterest marketing daily for Wine estates. In fact, in sectors like Wine, Fashion and Travel, Pinterest makes a significant difference.
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