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Kiwi praises “more authentic” Loire Sauvignon

Kiwi praises “more authentic” Loire Sauvignon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Kiwi wine consultant Sam Harrop MW has praised Loire Sauvignon Blanc as “more authentic” than many of the examples from his native New Zealand.

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Do hotels help wine brands?

Do hotels help wine brands? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“We realised that the best way to manage the vineyard and hotel was to manage them separately – it was the best recipe for harmony,” explained Christian Seely, who runs the winery and was one of the group of shareholders behind the original project.

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Romanee-Conti Tops $8.2 Million Sellout Auction

Romanee-Conti Tops $8.2 Million Sellout Auction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Strong demand for bottles of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and magnums of Chateau Lafite at Hong Kong’s weekend auctions showed that concerns about economic growth slowing haven’t deterred Chinese buyers of fine wines.

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2011 Bordeaux Vintage Report, Wine Styles and Characteristics

2011 Bordeaux Vintage Report, Wine Styles and Characteristics | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

2011 Bordeaux Wine Vintage Summary with harvest information, vintage characteristics, buying tips and links. For a series of detailed interviews with growers and owners from chateaux all over the entire Bordeaux wine region.

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Wine Retailing in India

Wine Retailing in India | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Retail in wine is relatively a new phenomenon in India- in a state of infancy like wine as a beverage.

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91% of the wine drunk in China is red wine

91% of the wine drunk in China is red wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
While China is drinking more and more wine each year it appears also that consumers are drinking more and more of the same type of wine. According to a recent survey, 99.5 percent of wine drunk in China is still wine.
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Heard about the new Parker wine-rating system?

Heard about the new Parker wine-rating system? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Adviser Paul Gregutt was sworn to secrecy, but cleverly had his fingers crossed behind his back, so that makes it OK to tell it to you.
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Alsace, One of Earth's food and wine cradles

Alsace, One of Earth's food and wine cradles | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
You would think after decades in the market the wines of Alsace would be firmly established in British Columbia wine stores.
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Ian D’Agata is Best Italian Journalist and Decanter wins Grandi Cru d’Italia award

Ian D’Agata is Best Italian Journalist and Decanter wins Grandi Cru d’Italia award | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ian D’Agata of Guida ai Migliori Vini d’Italia, Decanter writer and regional chair for Piedmont and Southern Italy at the Decanter World Wine Awards, won Best Italian Journalist.
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The Power of 'Rare'

The Power of 'Rare' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Most people who visit a wine shop are looking to buy a bottle or get a bit of advice. Half the potential customers who walk into Matt Franco's store, MCF Rare Wine, come looking for a fight.
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Loire Valley Wines Fit for Your Hamper

Loire Valley Wines Fit for Your Hamper | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As the weather warms and one's end-of-week tipple takes on a different complexion, wines from France's Loire Valley offer lighter, more easily ingested choices at reasonable prices.
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Concrete eggs in winemaking

Concrete eggs in winemaking | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The first egg vat was commissioned in 2001 by Michel Chapoutier, following discussions and design between Chapoutier and French vat manufacturer Marc Nomblot, whose company has been making concrete wine vats since 1922. The shapely historic connection to Roman amphorae was not coincidental in the design.

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Three bottles of Cros Parantoux 1990 Henri Jayer soared past top estimate of £14,000 to sell for £42,300

Three bottles of Cros Parantoux 1990 Henri Jayer soared past top estimate of £14,000 to sell for £42,300 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The corks were almost being popped at Sotheby's last week when it almost broke a record.Its latest fine wine auction achieved the second-highest total for a London wine sale held by the company, reaching £2.76 million.

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I Talk to Sam Neill - Hollywood Actor and Winemaker

I Talk to Sam Neill - Hollywood Actor and Winemaker | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
10 April will celebrate my wine blogs first birthday. When I began www.magicsnewbiewines.com it was meant as an educational tool for new wine drinkers.
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Bordeaux Price Falls Expected

Bordeaux Price Falls Expected | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Today marks the beginning of the Bordeaux "Primeurs" week, one of the most important dates in the wine-tasting calendar and for the world’s largest fine-wine region.
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Southern Rhone 2010 in 'top three vintages of last 40 years' says Decanter

Southern Rhone 2010 in 'top three vintages of last 40 years' says Decanter | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Rhone 2010 is one of the finest vintages for 40 years, Decanter’s expert John Livingstone-Learmonth says in the latest issue of the magazine.
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Finding Burgundy Bargains as Prices Surge

Finding Burgundy Bargains as Prices Surge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sipping samples of Louis Jadot’s superb 2010 Burgundies downstairs at New York’s Bar Boulud, I breathe a sigh of relief. It looks like I can still afford to buy a few of the region’s seductive bottles at reasonable prices.
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The riches of Roussillon

The riches of Roussillon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This part of southern France has it all: history, beaches, rolling hills, small villages, great food and superb wines.
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Which bordeaux vintages to drink now

Which bordeaux vintages to drink now | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I'd love people to suggest topics I might write about, but just about the only subject I am, frequently, asked to tackle is which bordeaux vintages are ready to drink.

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Bordeaux wine futures a chance to burst bubble

Bordeaux wine futures a chance to burst bubble | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Global wine buyers converge on Bordeaux for the annual futures sale that opens Monday, with a hit-and-miss vintage seen as a chance to pull skyrocketing prices back down to Earth.

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Chateau Petrus Joins Diamonds in Hong Kong Sale

Chateau Petrus Joins Diamonds in Hong Kong Sale | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Bottles of Chateau Petrus, a Ming-Dynasty plate and an eight-carat diamond ring will test Chinese demand for luxury items as economic growth slows.

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California Wine Gets More Diverse: The Balance Movement

California Wine Gets More Diverse: The Balance Movement | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I'm very wary of dogmatism in wine, as I am in life in general. What is wonderful is that world of wine in California more diverse, with more and better choices for every palate.
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A Visit to Domaine Gerovassiliou: How to Enjoy Greek Wines, while Learning, Too

A Visit to Domaine Gerovassiliou: How to Enjoy Greek Wines, while Learning, Too | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Domaine Gerovassiliou Winery lies on the slopes of Epanomi, a village about 25 kilometers to the southeast of Thessaloniki.

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Amazing Bordeaux, Rhone 1928, 1929, 1945, 1947, 1959 & More

Amazing Bordeaux, Rhone 1928, 1929, 1945, 1947, 1959 & More | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine writing offers a myriad of directions to explore. The wines we enjoy, the way we view them, the people we share our passions and the memories we create say as much about the author as it does, the wines we write about.
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Fans say oval fermenters make egg-ceptional wines

Fans say oval fermenters make egg-ceptional wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Do you like eggs with wine? How about wine IN eggs? Sounds a bit dicey, but it’s been happening more lately as winemakers embrace concrete egg-shaped fermenters as a way to add unique flavors to their wines.
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