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In Languedoc Roussillon, a Nice Initiative from Christian Seely at Mas Belles Eaux

In Languedoc Roussillon, a Nice Initiative from Christian Seely at Mas Belles Eaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Here is a nice initiative from Christian Seely, Managing Director of AXA Millésimes whose head office is based at Château Pichon-Longueville Baron. On his blog, he is explaining in a new video the fascinating exercise of making the blends of the 2011 vintage at Mas Belles Eaux.
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Wine investors raise a glass to the 2009 Bordeaux

Wine investors raise a glass to the 2009 Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A single critic has helped lift a seemingly corked market, but will it be enough to sustain returns, asks Julian Knight
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Indian wine with a French twist from Karnataka

Indian wine with a French twist from Karnataka | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Stephane Derenoncourt, the maverick French winemaker who is being hailed in world winemaking circles as the New Age guru of viticulture is making his presence felt in Karnataka, India. SI Correspondent, Ruma Singh reports.

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Making classic matches: Cantonese Cuisine meets French Wines

Making classic matches: Cantonese Cuisine meets French Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hot pot goes with Tsingtao beer, and traditional baijiu compliments hearty dishes in the Northeastern Chinese-style. These are easy pairings. But what happens when French wines meet Cantonese cuisine?
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Christine Vernay: « With passion and no complex, women know how to build the future of wine. »

Christine Vernay: « With passion and no complex, women know how to build the future of wine. » | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Interview with christine Vernay, Personality of the Year 2012, from Domaine Georges Vernay.
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Prof Zhangyue : "Because in China, if (a product) is cheap, normally people will believe its not good."

Prof Zhangyue : "Because in China, if (a product) is cheap, normally people will believe its not good." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA should promote expensive wines in China to change a perception that Australian wine is cheap and therefore not good.
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Drop by Marlborough

Drop by Marlborough | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

THE birthplace of the worldwide sauvignon blanc boom, Marlborough is in the north-east corner of New Zealand's South Island, due west of Wellington. The region centres on the small town of Blenheim, and includes hamlets such as Picton and Havelock.

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Why You Shouldn't Keep A Wine Cellar

Why You Shouldn't Keep A Wine Cellar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's a misconception to think that all wines should be aged in a cellar.
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Argentina's malbecs still stand out, in flight after flight.

Argentina's malbecs still stand out, in flight after flight. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Adviser Paul Gregutt says these are wines for those who love pure, intense berry flavors.
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Oganic and biodynamic grape growing is no longer on the fringes. But is it better?

Oganic and biodynamic grape growing is no longer on the fringes. But is it better? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I attended a different kind of tasting recently. It was hosted by an organization called The Renaissance des Appellations, whose members – more than 200 wineries from around the world – believe not only in organic and biodynamic grape growing, but eschew many of the winemaking techniques and interventions that have become so commonplace today.

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Unfiltered: Antonio Banderas Takes His Talents to South Beach

Unfiltered: Antonio Banderas Takes His Talents to South Beach | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Unfiltered spotted actor Antonio Banderas at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival recently, where his seminar introducing the wines of Anta Banderas from Ribera del Duero was sold out.
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In a New York State of Wine

In a New York State of Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Uncorking the City: Lettie Teague writes that for the next several days, the streets of New York will be awash with Riesling from the Finger Lakes. Or if not exactly awash, at least there will be lots of places where it will be given away.
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US Wine Collector Accused of Passing Fake Bottles

US Wine Collector Accused of Passing Fake Bottles | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
US wine collector accused of passing $1.3 million in counterfeit bottles...
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Sangiovese: Solitaire ou Solidaire?

Sangiovese: Solitaire ou Solidaire? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Giampaolo Motta, de la fattoria La Massa. Le fougueux Giampaolo Motta ne vous racontera pas d'histoire: il adore le vin de Bordeaux. À tel point qu'il fait de sa cuvée Giorgio Primo son navire amiral, avec sa forte proportion de cabernet sauvignon appuyé par le merlot et le petit verdot, sous l'oeil avisé de son ami consultant bordelais de longue date, Stéphane Derenoncourt. Le millésime 2009 est le tout premier de leur collaboration.

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A big arrest in the wine world

A big arrest in the wine world | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Rudy Kurniawan, the Los Angeles collector who sold millions of dollars of Burgundy, was arrested Thursday on federal charges of selling counterfeit wine.

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An Insider's Guide to Counterfeiting Wine

An Insider's Guide to Counterfeiting Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Last week, the FBI arrested a 35-year-old millionaire wine dealer suspected of trying to sell $1.3 million in counterfeit wine. The high-profile case is just the latest illustration of the fraud that has spread across the wine world in the last few decades, affecting every corner from the booming Chinese market to the international auction circuit.

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Tales of vintage in Burgundy, and the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

Tales of vintage in Burgundy, and the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The past couple weeks have provided a year’s worth of Burgundy tastings in San Francisco — including a very good look at the two current vintages, 2009 and 2010.

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Christian Seely : "2011 is a great year at Mas Belles Eaux"

Christian Seely : "2011 is a great year at Mas Belles Eaux" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Today, I suggest a stop at Mas Belles Eaux, our property in Languedoc Roussillon situated between Caux and Pezenas. Together with Daniel LLose, Technical Director of the properties of Axa Millesimes and Cédric Loiseau...

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Thoughts on 2009 Bordeaux

Thoughts on 2009 Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Alongside swarms of other rabid oenophiles, I recently attended the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting in Chicago. In general, I was blown away by the quality of wines in this vintage. With few exceptions, these wines were bold, expressive and really remarkable.

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Indian Wines Confirm their Success at Prowein

Indian Wines Confirm their Success at Prowein | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Although fewer Indian wineries participated in Germany’s annual Wine Fair held in Düsseldorf from 4th to 6th March, interest was as keen as ever...

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Drinking With Lettie Teague : Aged Wine

Drinking With Lettie Teague : Aged Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Most wines do not get better with age, contrary to popular opinion. But for some discerning drinkers, age is more than a number. Lettie discusses the differenced between good aged and good young wines and what goes into keeping a wine well aged.
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With millennials embracing pricier offerings at a younger age than other generations did, winemakers can't keep their enthusiasm bottled

With millennials embracing pricier offerings at a younger age than other generations did, winemakers can't keep their enthusiasm bottled | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As a new generation comes of age with more sophisticated tastes than its predecessors, winemakers are looking to connect with the group expected to drive purchasing for decades.
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Toasting the success of Argentine wine

Toasting the success of Argentine wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Daniel Schweimler has been to Mendoza, Argentina to sample what have become some of the best wines in the world.
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Who are the wine industry’s “influential figures”?

Who are the wine industry’s “influential figures”? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

For its 10th anniversary, Wine Intelligence, a British company specialized in strategy advice and global wine market research, has decided to honor ten influential wine industry figures of the past decade.

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Napa Valley Wine Historian William Heintz Dies at 79

Napa Valley Wine Historian William Heintz Dies at 79 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When California vintners wanted know the history of their property or cellar, they often turned to William F. Heintz.
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