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Shop early for perfect Thanksgiving wines

Shop early for perfect Thanksgiving wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Right around now, people start thinking about which wines to serve with the bird. First, don’t wait until the last minute unless you like lines. The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for wine shops.

 

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Burgundy's Wine Route

Burgundy's Wine Route | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Gallo-Roman settlement of Divio grew into the capital of the powerful 13th/14th-century dukes of Burgundy, whose territory stretched to Flanders and the Netherlands.
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The vino files: How to get the most out of a glass

The vino files: How to get the most out of a glass | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bargains for the world's great wines may not be easy to come by but experts believe value can be can be found at any price point and to suit any preference or palate.Whether it is...
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Britain toasts Australian wines

Britain toasts Australian wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The UK remains Australia's top wine exporting destination, despite a decline in volume sales of entry level wines.
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VIDEO: Rarities fromKellerei Terlan

VIDEO: Rarities fromKellerei Terlan | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Every year the wine world waits excitedly to welcome the new Terlano rarity wine. Which variety will it be this time? Even more important is usually the question of the number of years the wine has spent maturing on the lees. The answer relates to the aging technique employed for the Terlano rarities, namely the Stocker method.

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How drones are helping the wine industry

How drones are helping the wine industry | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Unmanned aircraft, satellite mapping and ground sensors controlled by tablet computers – not 21st century espionage but 21st century wine making.
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Citigroup Former Boss Parsons Eyes Profit in Italian Wine

Citigroup Former Boss Parsons Eyes Profit in Italian Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Former Citigroup Inc. Chairman Richard Parsons, whose career in banking and media saw him at the helm of the industries’ biggest companies, is betting he can make money in retirement in the wine-rich Tuscan hills.

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Another Perfect Score for Hommage à Jacques Perrin celebrates 25 years of excellence

Another Perfect Score for Hommage à Jacques Perrin celebrates 25 years of excellence | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The US Wine critic Robert Parker has just announced he was giving the perfect 100 points score to the iconic Hommage à Jacques Perrin: "Perfect 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin. I don't know what more a wine could offer.
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Montrose's Glumineau takes over Roederer Bordeaux operation

Montrose's Glumineau takes over Roederer Bordeaux operation | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Nicolas Glumineau, formerly of Chateau Montrose, is taking over the running of Roederer’s Bordeaux estates after the departure of Sylvie Cazes last week.
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Sunset tasting by the sea brings out best of six wines

Sunset tasting by the sea brings out best of six wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We move across Italy to the west coast and Tuscany, the city of Florence and the Antinori family. As of this year, the family has been making wine for 627 years, led today by Marquis Piero Antinori and his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. Winemaker Renzo Cotarella knows what he is doing.
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Foley Family Wines Buys Sonoma's Lancaster Estate

Foley Family Wines Buys Sonoma's Lancaster Estate | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Financial executive and vintner Bill Foley, who over the past two decades has built an extensive portfolio of wineries and vineyards under his Foley Family Wines name, is closing a deal to purchase Lancaster Estate in Alexander Valley.
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Taking the Mask Off of Wine: How Wine Follows the Lead of Cuisine

Taking the Mask Off of Wine: How Wine Follows the Lead of Cuisine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ask any winemaker what they need to make good wine and they will tell you there are three answers; good grapes, good grapes, and good grapes.
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Drinking With Robert M. Parker Jr.

Drinking With Robert M. Parker Jr. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The white Châteauneuf-du-Pape was the 2009 Château de Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes, "the best white I've had in the past year," said Mr. Parker, who proceeded—in a rapid, stream-of-consciousness fashion—to describe what he found in the wine: "honey, white flower, white apricot, marmalade—it's viscous but elegant."
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Braille Wine Labels

Braille Wine Labels | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Wine labelling is somewhat of a nightmare when you consider what they should and should not put on the label but one area where they really fall down is that they do not cater for the blind.

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Announcing Wine Enthusiast's 2012 Wine Star Award Winners

Announcing Wine Enthusiast's 2012 Wine Star Award Winners | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The leading magazine in wine lifestyle names the 2012 luminaries of the wine industry and reveals a new category...
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Louis Vuitton family launches wine for the Chinese palate

Louis Vuitton family launches wine for the Chinese palate | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Louis Vuitton’s founding family has launched XLV, a range of wines specifically tailored to the Chinese palate.

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A fly on the wall of a blind tasting

A fly on the wall of a blind tasting | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Just last night, I served a group of eight “young men” (average age probably over fourty, but this is how they referenced themselves) who each brought a bottle of wine to the restaurant to blindly taste all nine (yes, one person brought two, and as...
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10,000 bottles of red wine found in abandoned Chinese house

10,000 bottles of red wine found in abandoned Chinese house | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Some 10,000 bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild red wine has been found in a derelict house in China.
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Betting On Burgundy At The Hospice De Beaune

Betting On Burgundy At The Hospice De Beaune | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Burgundy is the birthplace of not just delicious wine and Beef Bourguignon but the grand-pere of all charity wine auctions, The Hospice de Beaune.
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Bordeaux's Haut-Brion Buys Neighbor

Bordeaux's Haut-Brion Buys Neighbor | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Domaine Clarence Dillon, which includes Bordeaux first-growth Haut-Brion, recently completed its purchase of Domaine Allary Haut-Brion from the Allary family.
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California 2012 'outstanding'

California 2012 'outstanding' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winemakers in California are hailing the 2012 harvest as ‘outstanding’, with early estimates suggesting it could be a near-record crop at 3.7m tons.
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Jefford on Monday: The Billion Bottle Man

Jefford on Monday: The Billion Bottle Man | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Was Serge Renaud the man who sold 1.38 billion bottles of wine in the USA? No, but he helped.
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Angelo Gaja shares hard-won wisdom

Angelo Gaja shares hard-won wisdom | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Late last month, Italian wine legend Angelo Gaja was in the city to showcase some of his wines and to help raise money for the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer.
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Wines That Make Friends Easily at a Crowded Thanksgiving Table

Wines That Make Friends Easily at a Crowded Thanksgiving Table | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Holiday meals typically have an unpredictable riot of dishes, making precise pairings of wine and food difficult, if not impossible.
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France Wine Output Falls to 40-Year Low on Champagne, Beaujolais

France Wine Output Falls to 40-Year Low on Champagne, Beaujolais | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

France’s wine production slumped 20 percent to the lowest in at least 40 years after weather damage and disease caused harvests to plunge in the Champagne and Beaujolais regions.

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