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Jeannie Cho Lee Interviews Aymeric de Gironde from Chateau Cos d'Estournel

Aymeric de Gironde describes the personality of each wine of Cos d'Estournel for the 2012 vintage.
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Wine will become 'unaffordable' luxury

Wine will become 'unaffordable' luxury | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine could once again become a luxury enjoyed by only the wealthy elite because of taxes and other Government restrictions, a major retailer has warned
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The Brains Behind Some of the Finest Cellars

The Brains Behind Some of the Finest Cellars | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

THIS PAST MONDAY afternoon, a vast apartment on New York’s East End Avenue was swarming with caterers, musicians, bartenders, furniture movers and decorators. The scene in the wine room, by contrast, was relatively serene, as Robert Bohr carefully removed the cork from a 6-liter bottle...

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Inglenook, and a Bordelais in Napa

Inglenook, and a Bordelais in Napa | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Almost two years in to heading up Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook winery, Philippe Bascaules – who moved to Napa for harvest 2011 after 20 years at Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux – tells me that he has very little time to make friends locally, as he is so focused on the job in hand.

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Primeurs Tasting week for 2012 Bordeaux – Château Pichon-Longueville Baron – part 2 (VIDEOS)

Primeurs Tasting week for 2012 Bordeaux – Château Pichon-Longueville Baron – part 2 (VIDEOS) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“2012 is a delicious wine, which is first characterized by a very precise fruit at the aromatic level, very ripe red and black fruits. Concerning the texture of the wine, the tannins are silky, very smooth, fine, balanced and above all there is a beautiful acidity that is present but not dominating.”

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Is there any « China Effect » behind the decision of Chateau Mouton Rothschild to go Fast and Cheaper ?

Is there any « China Effect » behind the decision of Chateau Mouton Rothschild to go Fast and Cheaper ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Today Bordeaux 2012 Campaign gets underway with Mouton release. First growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012 released at €240 per bottle that is -33% on the ’11 (€360) and +100% on 08 (€120).

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‘eBay’ wine auction site opens

‘eBay’ wine auction site opens | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A new wine auction website that refers to itself as the “eBay” of the wine trade has launched to allow merchants to anonymously sell off excess stock.
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A Different Kind of Wine Auction

A Different Kind of Wine Auction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sometimes it takes some wine to be willing to try something new. The same goes for initial public offerings, it seems.
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The Best Wine Tasting In Burgundy: Maison Drouhin Opens Historic Cellars To Visitors

The Best Wine Tasting In Burgundy: Maison Drouhin Opens Historic Cellars To Visitors | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Cellars at Maison Jospeh Drouhin Maison Joseph Drouhin, one of Burgundy’s finest winemaking houses, is open to visitors for the first time in its 133 year-history.
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China turning its back on top Bordeaux

China turning its back on top Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Part of the reason the Chinese are pulling away from Bordeaux is due to the losses they suffered on the 2010 vintage. Many snapped up wines from the top châteaux when prices skyrocketed and were left reeling when the prices slumped soon after the wines were sold.

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Malbec World Day 2013 – Malbec in Argentina, Cahors and Bordeaux

Malbec World Day 2013 – Malbec in Argentina, Cahors and Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Today, April 17, is World Malbec Day. When people talk about Malbec, at least in the US, they talk about Malbec from Argentina. Indeed, over the course of last 20 years, Malbec has become Argentina's signature grape and Argentina now grows more than 70 percent of the world’s production of that grape. But France is where it all started and where Malbec originates from.

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2012 St. Julien Bordeaux Wine Tasting Notes In Barrel Ratings

2012 St. Julien Bordeaux Wine Tasting Notes In Barrel Ratings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
2012 St. Julien is a mixed vintage. There are some fine, medium bodied, classically styled 2012 St Julien wines, along with others displaying dry tannins and over extraction.
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VIDEO: Christian Seely talks about the 2012 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

VIDEO: Christian Seely talks about the 2012 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Primeurs Tasting week for 2012 Bordeaux – Château Pichon-Longueville Baron : A lovely year, marked by freshness, seductive purity of fruit and above all freshness.

 

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Lafleur ’82 Among Sotheby’s Wines With Cheval Blanc ’47

Lafleur ’82 Among Sotheby’s Wines With Cheval Blanc ’47 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Six magnums of Chateau Lafleur 1982 from Pomerol are among leading lots at a Sotheby’s wine auction in New York this month, along with a double magnum of Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947 and a case of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1982.
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Sonoma Wine Company Truett-Hurst Going Public

Sonoma Wine Company Truett-Hurst Going Public | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A Sonoma County wine company is testing investor appetites for the wine business by going public.
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Bordeaux 2012: cautious optimism as Lynch Bages released

Bordeaux 2012: cautious optimism as Lynch Bages released | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Five days in to the 2012 campaign, and there seems to be cautious optimism that the Bordeaux chateaux are listening to the market and are prepared to lower their prices.
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A unique experience with Chateau Pavie and 50 top chefs from 17 countries in London.

A unique experience with Chateau Pavie and 50 top chefs from 17 countries in London. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
London Hosts $1000-A-Head Dinner,Gold-plated dinner draws 50 international chefs to London.
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A Good Start to 2012 Bordeaux Futures (JamesSuckling.com)

A Good Start to 2012 Bordeaux Futures (JamesSuckling.com) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It was a nice change today from last year's en primeur, or futures, campaign in Bordeaux.

Top chateaux are offering wines to the market earlier and prices are much lower. For example, Mouton Rothschild released this morning its Grand Vin, or first wine, the second wine Le Petit Mouton, and the white wine from the property, Aile d'Argent. The Mouton was down in price 33 percent from 2011, and Petit Mouton cut back 10 percent.

 

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Wine industry pioneer rues decline of family-owned wineries in New Zealand

Wine industry pioneer rues decline of family-owned wineries in New Zealand | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Allan Scott, regarded as one of the pioneers of Marlborough wine, says that the corporate-dominated New Zealand industry is making it harder for family-owned wine businesses like his to survive. But the founder of Allan Scott Family Winemakers...

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A Top California Zinfandel Name Is Moving into Pinot Country

A Top California Zinfandel Name Is Moving into Pinot Country | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It was time they had their own place. After 15 years of toiling in a warehouse custom-crush facility in Santa Rosa, Calif., Mike and Kendall Officer, owners of Carlisle Winery, have bought a winery in Russian River Valley.

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At 90, Mike Grgich is an American wine icon

At 90, Mike Grgich is an American wine icon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, of Calistoga, clearly one of America’s greatest living wine makers, turned 90 on April 1, and, despite some nagging back problems, he is still working his craft.
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A Capricious Wine With a Lot of Range

A Capricious Wine With a Lot of Range | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Saint-Joseph may be difficult to place, but it is finding more fans among people looking for terroir-oriented wines at a fair price.
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When Vintage YSL meets Champagne

When Vintage YSL meets Champagne | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the beautiful gardens of the Palais Royal during the recent Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture, Didier Ludot (vintage expert in Paris) presents some of his most beautiful dresses created by Yves S...
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Bordeaux Wine Futures Are Here, But Is Anyone Buying?

Bordeaux Wine Futures Are Here, But Is Anyone Buying? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bordeaux's futures campaign is underway, and the wine world is looking to the region this week, waiting for châteaus to make their move. But it's unclear if château owners know what move they want to make.
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Next Level Sauvignon (JamesSuckling.com)

Next Level Sauvignon (JamesSuckling.com) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“Brightness of fruit and acidity is the signature of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc,” says Brancott Estate's winemaker Patrick Materman.

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