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10 Reasons to Drink Greek Wine Now

10 Reasons to Drink Greek Wine Now | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Assyrtiko, Agiorgitiko, Xinomavro, Moschofilero, oh my! Read on for a lesson in ancient Greece’s modern wines, and why you should be drinking them.
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France's oldest sparkling wine fights for its future

France's oldest sparkling wine fights for its future | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
LIMOUX, France (Reuters) - The sparkling wine from the region around this town in southwestern France claims to be the bubbly with the oldest mention in official records.Limoux barely escaped historical...
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Noval Black | Christian Seely’s Blog

Noval Black | Christian Seely’s Blog | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The image Port can sometimes have, linked to traditional images of old fashioned gents passing the Port in their clubs, has very little to do with the exciting vibrant wine that Port can be...

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Wine Review: Obscure French grapes

Wine Review: Obscure French grapes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Aussie and Californian big-brand wines come under regular fire for being bland and uniform, but what of their French equivalents? Cheap, branded French wines can be even worse, and that's particularly disappointing given the character we should expect from this diverse and exciting wine country.
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Think Wine and Relax

Think Wine and Relax | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

If one were to believe the Current Directions in Psychological Science, merely thinking about a glass of wine is all you would need to help you relax because of the power of positive thinking, due to the phenomenon of "response expectancies", or the way in which we predict how we will behave in different situations.

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A Champagne intended to be drunk over ice

A Champagne intended to be drunk over ice | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When Benoit Gouez, Chef de Cave of Moet & Chandon, told me he was making a Champagne intended to be drunk over ice, all I could do was to picture some mustachioed, veteran cellar master at Moet looking like French actor Philippe Noiret and...
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More Sonoma County wineries open door for gay wine tourists

More Sonoma County wineries open door for gay wine tourists | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Though the rainbow flag has long flown along the banks of the Russian River, increasing numbers of Sonoma County businesses are rolling out the pink carpet for gay tourists.
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Low-maintenance rooftop vineyard springs to life

Low-maintenance rooftop vineyard springs to life | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In this occasional series, The Chronicle's wine editor, Jon Bonné, teams with winemakers for an urban viticulture experiment in downtown San Francisco. Throughout the season, he'll report on his progress and offer tips...
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What led to Ascentia's downfall?

What led to Ascentia's downfall? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The unraveling of Ascentia Wine Estates, the Healdsburg company that once owned Geyser Peak, is a cautionary tale of the dangers of leveraged buyouts, a reminder of the critical role that distributors play in the wine business, and an example of...
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Top wine demand falls in Asia

Top wine demand falls in Asia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Compared with the past two years, Asian buyers' demand for top wines in 2011 fell significantly this year.
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Wine Business Bypasses the Grapevine but Enjoys Its Fruits

Wine Business Bypasses the Grapevine but Enjoys Its Fruits | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A wine merchant has become a prominent name in the California wine industry, even though he doesn’t own a vineyard.
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Thinking about wine can help you relax, scientists claim

Thinking about wine can help you relax, scientists claim | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Just the thought of a glass of wine could be enough to help you relax because of the power of positive thinking, scientists have claimed.
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“I could and would forgo any other liquid forever, as long as I might drink one humble wine with my daily bread,”

“I could and would forgo any other liquid forever, as long as I might drink one humble wine with my daily bread,” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A new book gathers the legendary food writer's best essays on drink, most of which have been out of print for decades.
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Wine, Good Food and Ferraris at Castello Banfi

Wine, Good Food and Ferraris at Castello Banfi | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Castello Banfi is a  Brunello di Montalcino Wine Region resort located in southern Tuscany, tucked away just outside of a medieval fortress.
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Michel Chapoutier: Turn on to Tournon

Michel Chapoutier: Turn on to Tournon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The name ‘Michel Chapoutier’ is a tour de force within the French wine scene, and being a 7th generation family winemaker of Maison Chapoutier and an innovative winemaker in his own right, he’s been able to establish himself as one of the top producers from the Rhone Valley in France.

This is where Shiraz (or Syrah as it is known there) is king and the wines produced can take on astounding dimensions of depth and complexity at the pointy end of the quality spectrum, especially so those from the famous hillside vines in the Hermitage Appellation, sometimes referred to as the ‘spiritual home’ of the Syrah grape.

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Sula vineyards go green

Sula vineyards go green | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
India's leading wine producers have ventured into a division of ecological significance by way of Sustainable Sula.
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In Spain, Producers try to tempt wider range of palates

In Spain, Producers try to tempt wider range of palates | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
To say that wine is of historical, social and economic importance to Spain is something of an understatement.
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Wine returns

Wine returns | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It might be tricky, when faced with a bottle of fine wine, to do anything other than open it and pour yourself a glass. But for those who can eschew instant gratification, wine can offer a fantastic investment. Through the stock market turbulence of recent years, fine wine has become a safe haven.
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Big? Jammy? Not Anymore!

Big? Jammy? Not Anymore! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the early part of the 21st century, some drinkers and restaurants started to bellyache about the increasing heft of California wines. Their alcohol levels, once a modest 12.5 percent, had plumped up to more than 14 percent—and often above 16 percent.
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Upscale wine lovers throw lifeline to Portugal valley

Upscale wine lovers throw lifeline to Portugal valley | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

PINHAO, Portugal — Long kept hidden from the tourist hordes by poor roads, Portugal's Douro Valley is opening up its quintas, or port wine estates, to upscale tourists who are throwing it a lifeline in a bad economy.

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"People today mostly pay attention to loud voices and high tones, not to whispers," says Gaja

"People today mostly pay attention to loud voices and high tones, not to whispers," says Gaja | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Gaia Gaja thinks Italian wines are perfect for the Chinese palate.
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Wine ban forces Georgia's ancient vineyards to branch out

Wine ban forces Georgia's ancient vineyards to branch out | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine-making in Georgia has been an integral part of the country's culture for millennia; so ingrained is viticulture in the country that imagery of grapevines can be seen adorning churches and public monuments.
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Is the secret to great wine under the sea?

Is the secret to great wine under the sea? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Does the sea hold the secret to truly great wines? To find out a trio of French wine lovers -- a vineyard manager, a barrel maker and an oyster farmer -- teamed up to test the myth, above and below water.

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Anthony Rose: 'Wine alcohol levels have risen on average 2 per cent'

Anthony Rose: 'Wine alcohol levels have risen on average 2 per cent' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It would be easy to knock Tesco's new raft of lower alcohol wines, given that few wine lovers would be likely to enjoy these saccharine 0-5 per cent confections.
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Tuscan winemaker Count Ugo Contini Bonacossi dies at 90

Tuscan winemaker Count Ugo Contini Bonacossi dies at 90 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last week another Italian wine great died at 90. He’s Count Ugo Contini Bonacossi of the Capezzana estate in Carmignano just northwest of Florence.
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