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Figeac “won’t change” under Rolland

Figeac “won’t change” under Rolland | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The style of Château Figeac will not change now that Michel Rolland has been taken on as a consultant, the château’s director Frédéric Faye has insisted.
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Whither Tasting Notes?

Whither Tasting Notes? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The distinction between wine writing (entertainingly educational, embracing all of wine’s cultural depth) and wine criticism (a consumer service, concerned with the description and assessment of individual wines) seems a useful one.
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El Bulli Wine Cellar Auction Nets $1.8 Million, Raising Money for Chef Ferran Adrià's Foundation

El Bulli Wine Cellar Auction Nets $1.8 Million, Raising Money for Chef Ferran Adrià's Foundation | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Following five hours of feverish bidding in Hong Kong on April 3, Ferran Adrià, famed chef at the now-closed Michelin three-star restaurant, El Bulli, along with his staff, celebrated the sale of 445 wine lots sourced from the restaurant’s cellar.
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A first impression of 2012 Bordeaux

A first impression of 2012 Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Another year, another en primeur campaign. No longer are these the heady days of feverish speculation – both the market and a comedown from the hailed 2009 and 2010 vintages have steered the situation back into the real world, where this strange and intricate market mechanism of courtiers, négociants and "la place" insists on existing for another year.

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Back and forth at Chateau Gruaud Larose, from 2003 to 1833 with wine critics Steven Spurrier and Ian d'Agata

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‘Organic’ isn’t a passing fad for some wineries

‘Organic’ isn’t a passing fad for some wineries | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the last decade, I have discovered that the wines I enjoy the most are often produced by organic and biodynamic wineries.
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The mystery of soils and wines

The mystery of soils and wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

‘Minerality’ is a really useful descriptor; many of us use it frequently in our tasting notes. Yet it’s also a term that means different things to different people. I know what I mean when I encounter some characteristic in a wine that makes me think ‘mineral’, but I can’t be sure...

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Is Bordeaux's Chateau Figeac for Sale?

Is Bordeaux's Chateau Figeac for Sale? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Manoncourt family, owners of Bordeaux's Château Figeac, has hired Michel Rolland as consulting winemaker with their eye on lifting the sleeping legend to the highest ranking in the next St.-Emilion classification.
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Italy's Valpolicella wine route: top 10 guide

Italy's Valpolicella wine route: top 10 guide | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
April is the perfect time for a road trip around the vineyards just outside Verona, especially if timed to coincide with the Vini Italy fair, says John Brunton
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Charles-Louis Mazerolles's curator insight, April 5, 2013 2:19 AM

Vinitaly spirit :-)

Elisabetta Tosi's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:14 AM

Spring, but also summer and autumn are the perfect time for a trip in Valpolicella.. and if you wish to visit the drying grape rooms, don't forget to come in winter!

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Portuguese white wine coming into its own

Portuguese white wine coming into its own | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Other than Vinho Verde, Portugal’s white wines have been close to nonexistent in the Bay Area. But thanks to several brave importers, buyers and customers, that is no longer the case.

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A Guide To Joining The Best Wine Clubs (USA)

A Guide To Joining The Best Wine Clubs (USA) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Which Wine Club is Best? C’mon, join the club…but which club should you join, is a wine club even a fit for you, and do they really offer better deals on wine?
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Benoit Gouez: An Insider's View of Moet & Chandon

Benoit Gouez: An Insider's View of Moet & Chandon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Benoit Gouez, the charismatic Chef de Cave of Moet & Chandon. Benoit was traveling through the U.S. to speak with Sommeliers and wine buyers -- Champagne lovers throughout the country.
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Interview: Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena

Interview: Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In March 2013 James L Barrett, the founder of Napa Valley’s Chateau Montelena, died at the age of 86. His son Bo, who has been the winemaker since 1982 and is now CEO, talked to Courtney Humiston for Decanter.com over the course of two lengthy interviews, once in December 2012 and one shortly after his father’s death, about founding the historic property, the evolving style of California Chardonnay – and the professional and family tensions that nearly led to Montelena being sold to Cos d’Estournel.

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Bordeaux 2012: attendance good, but doubts about quality persist

Bordeaux 2012: attendance good, but doubts about quality persist | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As the en primeur tasting week gets underway in Bordeaux, there are differing reports as to the quality of the vintage.
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Margaux to release third wine

Margaux to release third wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Margaux de Château Margaux 2009 is made from wine that didn’t make it into the estate’s second label, Pavillon Rouge. According to Margaux’s managing director Paul Pontallier, around 3,000 cases of the wine were made, with the majority coming onto the market this autumn rather than being sold en primeur.

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Will climate change decimate the wine industry?

Will climate change decimate the wine industry? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

First we find out that carbon dioxide emissions are bad for oysters, and now a study indicates that rising global temperatures could also drastically affect wine production. That’s right: Greenhouse gases might ruin the romantic strategies of people everywhere — or, at least, result in some extra costs and environmental harm to keep these ancient aphrodisiacs readily available.

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Thiénot to augment UK presence

Thiénot to augment UK presence | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Thiénot group is attempting to increase sales of its Bordeaux and Champagne brands in the UK market with a new subsidiary.
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California’s Golden Oldies Reward Savvy Wine Buyers

California’s Golden Oldies Reward Savvy Wine Buyers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Colorado construction magnate Joseph Phelps arrived in the Napa Valley in the late 1960s to build someone else’s winery. In 1973 he ended up founding his own.
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The death of Catherine Péré Vergé will sadden fine wine fans in France, in Argentina and all over the world.

The death of Catherine Péré Vergé will sadden fine wine fans in France, in Argentina and all over the world. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The death of Catherine Péré Vergé will sadden fine wine fans. In France, in Argentina and all over the world. Not only did Catherine Péré Vergé love her châteaux in Pomerol including Le Gay, Montviel and La Violette - the smallest estate in Pomerol appellation - but she also loved Argentina where she owned Bodega Monteviejo: "Malbec wines bring sunshine in a glass, with an excellent maturity and an abundant fruit. On gravel and clay soils, these wines can show a long ageing potential as it is regularly proved by our best wines."

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Young Americans (by Jancis Robinson)

Young Americans (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
To his contemporaries Dustin Wilson, 33, has a dream job. A Maryland boy, he is now a Master Sommelier and wine director at Eleven Madison Park, one of New York’s most admired restaurants.
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Champagne Bollinger’s Cellar Master Mathieu Kauffmann is leaving

Champagne Bollinger’s Cellar Master Mathieu Kauffmann is leaving | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In the small world of those vinifying in oak casks in Champagne, there is no shortage of news in these days. And particularly from some prestigious names like Selosse, Giraud or Bollinger. But for very different reasons indeed.

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Indulge in China's Latest Export

Indulge in China's Latest Export | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The presence of Chinese vintners in Europe's fine-wine circles may still be headline news, but the rebirth of the country's fine wine has been a few years in the making.
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Unfiltered: Controversy Builds in Bordeaux over Decanter-Shaped Winery

Unfiltered: Controversy Builds in Bordeaux over Decanter-Shaped Winery | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Controversy is building in Bordeaux over a Silvio Denz' planned new decanter-shaped winery for Château Péby Faugères. In Tennessee, wine is nowhere closer to being available in grocery stores, but the door hasn't been slammed shut yet.
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Three Great Second Growths from 2009

Three Great Second Growths from 2009 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Everyone can agree that 2009 was an incredible year in Bordeaux, and Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2009, Chateau Montrose 2009, Chateau Rauzan-Gassies 2009 are all stellar examples of stunning Second Growth wines from the acclaimed vintage.

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Matteo Catania (Gulfi): "2008 is an Extraordinary Year in this Part of Sicily, our Crus are structured with a Great Finesse"

Matteo Catania (Gulfi): "2008 is an Extraordinary Year in this Part of Sicily, our Crus are structured with a Great Finesse" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Famiglia Catania (Gulfi) will be attending Vinitaly - Padiglione Sicilia, stand 9A/17B - next week, to announce the long awaited launch of the 2008 Crus.
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