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Report: Amazon ready to jump into online wine business

Report: Amazon ready to jump into online wine business | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Amazon.com Inc., which seriously considered a move into the online wine business several years ago, is back in the game, according to Sonoma's Wine Industry Insight...

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A Wine's Home Is Its Castle

A Wine's Home Is Its Castle | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When is a chateau not a chateau? The French wine industry is in a kerfuffle over Americans who would usurp the term "chateau" for wine labels.
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Bitter weather ruins 2012 Beaujolais output

Bitter weather ruins 2012 Beaujolais output | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Bad weather that hitFrench vineyards last winter has more than halved this year'soutput of Beaujolais wine and is likely to raise prices of thetraditionally cheap wine...

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Wall-Ye wine robot takes bow in Burgundy

Wall-Ye wine robot takes bow in Burgundy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A new vineyard worker is looking for a job in France. He has four wheels, two arms and six cameras, prunes 600 vines per day, and never calls in sick...

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Women winemakers hit stride in California

Women winemakers hit stride in California | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In 1978, the first vintage that Cathy Corison of Corison Winery made wine, she could count on one hand the number of women she knew of doing the same kind of work in the cellars of the Napa Valley.

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Cloudy Bay: peeling NZ wines back from enamel-ripping acidity

Cloudy Bay: peeling NZ wines back from enamel-ripping acidity | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
New Zealand wines, especially signature sauvignon blancs, have of late gone from benchmark to caricature - exploiting the natural acidity to the point that you could pour them in your car battery or melt fish bones.
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Château Gruaud Larose: In 2012, Wine Tourism continues to rise

Château Gruaud Larose: In 2012, Wine Tourism continues to rise | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

For 3 years, Château Gruaud Larose has invested in a strategy to develop wine tourism, with a dedicated team of 3 people who speak 7 languages (English, French, Chinese, Brazilian, Spanish, Danish and German) and an offer of various and innovative programs adapted to the demand of an increasing number of visitors. As Jean Merlaut, owner of Château Gruaud Larose, believes strongly in this activity, he did not hesitate to rank it among the château’s priorities...

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Biodynamics Without the Cow Horn: Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni on why Querciabella went vegan

Biodynamics Without the Cow Horn: Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni on why Querciabella went vegan | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Querciabella is a Tuscan producer of fine wine with 74 hectares (183 acres) of biodynamic vineyards in Chianti Classico (Greve, Panzano, Radda and Gaiole in Chianti) as well as 32 hectares (79 acres) in coastal Maremma.
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Acker Merrall & Condit Hong Kong Sale Achieves a Spectacular Total of Over HK$61.8 Million/US$7.9 Million

Acker Merrall & Condit Hong Kong Sale Achieves a Spectacular Total of Over HK$61.8 Million/US$7.9 Million | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Acker Merrall & Condit , the world’s leading wine auctioneer and America’s oldest fine wine merchant, started the autumn sale season in Hong Kong with fantastic results.
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Fergie launches family wine label

Fergie launches family wine label | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie launches a family wine label with her dad, and she even has her own red blend called 'Fergalicious.'...
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'India can become one of world's leading wine producers'

'India can become one of world's leading wine producers' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

If a lot can happen over coffee, a lot more can happen over a chat as Swedish sommelier Cecilia Oldne discovered after striking up a conversation with the owner of one of India's largest vineyards eight years ago.

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Mike D, Punk Star of the Wine World

Mike D, Punk Star of the Wine World | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Le Fooding, the French groupand event that touches down in New York once a year, is and isn't your average food carnival. There are the long lines for charcuterie, yes, but there's also Mike D of the Beastie Boys playing a nighttime DJ set for people drinking whiskey by a campfire.

 

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Mais Non! French vintners irked at U.S. label

Mais Non! French vintners irked at U.S. label | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
French winemakers are growing red at the thought of American vineyards using "chateau" or "clos" on labels sold in EU...
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Torbreck: The Barossa Valley Comeback

Torbreck: The Barossa Valley Comeback | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sometimes a fine bottle of wine needs to be taken in the back and spanked for a little aeration.Okay, that may sound out of place—but not when you’re dealing with Torbreck Vintners. Unquestionably one of the world’s finest wine producers with one of the most likeable winemakers we’ve ever met, David Powell. He’s got an uncanny palette for fine wine and an incredibly authentic Aussie sense of humor.
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Wine as a Tool of Diplomacy

Wine as a Tool of Diplomacy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The headline of a news report in The Australian-‘Julia Gillard schmoozes leaders in pursuit of UN seat’ made me wonder once again that while the world uses wine even as a part of the diplomatic armoury, we in India are too dogmatic not to allow it being served at the official functions...

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Chinese industrialist to buy French wine estate Bellefont-Belcier

Chinese industrialist to buy French wine estate Bellefont-Belcier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A Chinese industrialist is to purchase the 13ha Chateau Bellefont-Belcier, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe region of Bordeaux, France.
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Meet The Queen Of California Wine

Meet The Queen Of California Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The world of wine is vast and rich. To celebrate California Wine Month, HuffPost LA had the chance to chat with one of the very top vintners in the state –- who just happens to live here in sunny Los Angeles.
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Great European wine grapes, just not many to harvest

Great European wine grapes, just not many to harvest | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Europe is in the midst of another crisis: not debt, but grapes. Yields are sharply lower, down nearly 40 percent in some of parts of Portugal, which means winemakers will have fewer grapes to blend and, in the end, fewer bottles to offer.
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EU delays decision in U.S. chateau wine claim

EU delays decision in U.S. chateau wine claim | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

French fears of competition from a flood of U.S. wine bearing the word "chateau" on the label eased on Tuesday, after EU officials delayed a decision on a plan that has left Bordeaux winemakers seeing red.

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In Australia, The battle for riesling's heartland

In Australia, The battle for riesling's heartland | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

THE rivalry between the Clare and Eden valleys about which makes the best riesling in the land is hotting up. Last month, Eden Valley winemakers brought out a special proprietary bottle with a small Eden Valley stamp moulded into the glass.

 

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The wine in Spain is hard to explain

The wine in Spain is hard to explain | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If you thought red rioja was all the same, think again. In Spain, 'reserva’ and 'gran reserva’ point the way to distinctly delicious wines – just follow the signs.
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Claude Giraud: "Minerality and salinity are very important when pairing Chinese food with Champagne"

Claude Giraud: "Minerality and salinity are very important when pairing Chinese food with Champagne" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

CG: “The only way to keep our wines in good condition is to keep them in oak barrels. We source the best oak from the Argonne forest and use the oak trees from here to make the barrels for the storage of the wine...

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Older people drive German wine industry

Older people drive German wine industry | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Older people in Germany, specifically the women are found to be driving the country’s wine industry, finds a new survey by UK-based research firm Cana...
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In the Future, Your Champagne Will Come From England

In the Future, Your Champagne Will Come From England | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
English wines have long been the butt of international jokes. By conventional wisdom, England lies too close to the northern edge of the 30°-50° latitude range where wine flourishes in the northern hemisphere.
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The wines of Catalonia

The wines of Catalonia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine columnist Laurie Daniel sips, swirls and shares her discoveries from the Priorat region of Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.
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