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Life in a Spanish Wine Town

Life in a Spanish Wine Town | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine has been produced in Jumilla and neighboring Yecla since the proverbial mists of time. If you’re a frequent wine-drinker, you’d make some serious savings living here. At less than $1 a bottle, it’s very nearly as good as free...
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Which Wine Goes Best with Semiconductors? A 2009 Beaujolais, Apparently

Which Wine Goes Best with Semiconductors? A 2009 Beaujolais, Apparently | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Heads turned last year when Japanese scientists announced that heating iron telluride in red wine did wonders for its conductive ability.

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What To Do When Fine Wine Service Is Really Bad?

What To Do When Fine Wine Service Is Really Bad? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Historically, a sommelier was a cellar master who managed a wine collection. He -- and I say he because in the pre-sexual-revolution era, the sommelier was always male -- tracked and tallied the sums of wine (originally stored in cask and later in bottle).
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Livermore's long history of wine diversity

Livermore's long history of wine diversity | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Livermore Valley's grape-growing history stretches back more than a century, with more than 2,000 acres of vines in the 1880s. Its wine industry has waxed and waned over the years, as vines went in and came out, but...
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World wine consumption increases in 2011

World wine consumption increases in 2011 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

World consumption of wine increased slightly in 2011 thanks to added consumers in the United States and China, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said on Thursday.

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Mount Eden: One of California's Oldest and Greatest Producers

Mount Eden: One of California's Oldest and Greatest Producers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Mount Eden produces some of the most admirable, consistent and ageworthy expressions of terroir to be found anywhere in California.
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Wine Country in SoMa: a vineyard on the Chronicle's rooftop

Wine Country in SoMa: a vineyard on the Chronicle's rooftop | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Editor's note: In this occasional series, called Clos Chronicle, The Chronicle's wine editor, Jon Bonné, teams with winemakers for an urban viticulture experiment in our rooftop garden. Throughout the season, he'll...
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Wine tasting at Margaret River’s vineyards or hiking in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park ?

Wine tasting at Margaret River’s vineyards or hiking in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sometimes you have to wonder what clouds your judgment. Faced with a choice between an afternoon of wine tasting at Margaret River’s vineyards or a full day hiking along the Cape to Cape walking track in Western Australia’s Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, five of us chose the latter.
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Alvaro Palacios: A Spanish winemaker follows his heart

Alvaro Palacios: A Spanish winemaker follows his heart | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Alvaro Palacios, who ignited global interest in Spanish wine regions like Priorat and Bierzo, says great wines come from places with superior soil and climate as well as culture, tradition and history.
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Christian Seely : " 2011 was a Great Year at Chateau Suduiraut "

Christian Seely : " 2011 was a Great Year at Chateau Suduiraut " | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

VIDEO / 2011 was a great year at Chateau Suduiraut and blending those wines was really exciting. In fact, the last ten years have been something rather exceptional...

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Ten-hour Mondovino makes UK debut

Ten-hour Mondovino makes UK debut | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Mondovino, the wine documentary that divided the wine world eight years ago, is to be shown in its full 10-hour version in London in May.
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Yes white Rioja exists. And it’s worth a try

Yes white Rioja exists. And it’s worth a try | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There are obscure wines, old-school wines and acquired-taste wines. And then there’s white Rioja, a style seemingly destined to never to be mentioned in sentences that contain the word “trendy” (this one excluded).
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Primeurs 2011 : The Film @ Chateau Gruaud Larose

Primeurs 2011 : The Film @ Chateau Gruaud Larose | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Jean Merlaut, owner of Chateau Gruaud Larose : "At the end of the vinification, the 2011 vintage already showed its character: the wine is very pure, tannins are powerful and tasty with a good acidity and a great freshness..."

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‘A Vineyard in Napa’ offers Shafer’s memories of industry’s rise

‘A Vineyard in Napa’ offers Shafer’s memories of industry’s rise | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The University of California Press will publish Doug Shafer’s winery memoir “A Vineyard in Napa,” with a foreword by Danny...
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Petrus Beats Estimates With Latour as Bordeaux Prices Rally

Petrus Beats Estimates With Latour as Bordeaux Prices Rally | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chateau Petrus 1988 Pomerol and Latour 2000 Pauillac both beat estimates at a Sotheby’s auction in a sign that Bordeaux prices are rallying and demand continues for rarer Burgundies.
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The amigos creating a new Spanish style

The amigos creating a new Spanish style | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The met in college in Madrid and now they’re changing the image of Spanish wines...
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Vancouver sommeliers reveal their wine picks

Vancouver sommeliers reveal their wine picks | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
So I asked around to favourite eateries and their owners, managers, chefs, and sommeliers. “What wine(s) do you like to drink these days?” One caveat: it had to be something from the restaurant’s current wine list or out of the cellar.
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Christian Seely about Quinta do Noval Nacional Port: "Something unique and special about the place they come from"

Christian Seely about Quinta do Noval Nacional Port: "Something unique and special about the place they come from" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

This week saw the publication of Luca Gardini’s new Ecyclopedia of wine in Italy. Luca of course won the coveted “Best Sommelier in the World” title in 2010. He lists in his encyclopedia the 100 best wines in the world according to his judgement, and it was very exciting for us to see that the Quinta do Noval Nacional 2003 is rated number one, as the Best Wine in the World.

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Show me your Ferrari, and I'll show you my wine cellar

Show me your Ferrari, and I'll show you my wine cellar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

If a wine connoisseur can spend 12,000 yuan ($1,900, 1,440 euros) on a bottle of Lafitte or Latour, he or she probably has enough money to build a private cellar to store the investment.

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If It's Not Natural Wine, It's Fake Wine

If It's Not Natural Wine, It's Fake Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
At the risk of beating on a horse that is live and well, I'm compelled to remake a few points about the Natural Wine Movement that very much need to be driven home. The movement, which some will say does...
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Lafite Rothschild wins 6 Chinese fake court battles

Lafite Rothschild wins 6 Chinese fake court battles | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Chateau Lafite Rothschild has won six lawsuits in China regarding counterfeit wines going under the same name as the notable French winemaker.

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Decanter Asia Wine Awards to launch in May

Decanter Asia Wine Awards to launch in May | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Decanter is launching a new wine competition in Asia, the Decanter Asia Wine Awards, it has just announced.
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Russia’s wealthy turn to drink

Russia’s wealthy turn to drink | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Russia's market for luxury goods has bounced back from a lull during the global crisis and its big spenders are once again out in force.
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Going for Graves

Going for Graves | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The lovely Graves region in Bordeaux offers high-quality wines that barely dent your finances.
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Wine and kids: Is it OK to let them try it?

Wine and kids: Is it OK to let them try it? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When my son James was 10 months old, he was baptized into my religion. The ceremony took place in Bordeaux, and I performed it myself, rubbing a small amount of 2000 Château Pétrus on his gums. Yes, the kid started well.
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