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How #wine smelling techniques could help solve crime

How #wine smelling techniques could help solve crime | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Police and crime fighters may soon join winemakers in their obsession with smell
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A Peek at the Promised Land: Côte Chalonnaise Reds

A Peek at the Promised Land: Côte Chalonnaise Reds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Sales up 5% at Spanish #wine giant Bodegas Torres

Sales up 5% at Spanish #wine giant Bodegas Torres | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Spanish wine giant Bodegas Torres, which also produces wines in Chile and California, has seen its sales grow 5% to €240 million in 2014.
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Haut Bailly 2009, Mouton 2005, Troplong 2008...Top twenty performers on the Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 index since July 2014

Haut Bailly 2009, Mouton 2005, Troplong 2008...Top twenty performers on the Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 index since July 2014 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The #Riesling Downunder Tour

The #Riesling Downunder Tour | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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An Exceptional Vintage Port Tasting

An Exceptional Vintage Port Tasting | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I was in Los Angeles last weekend for an unforgettable tasting organised by Don Schliff of the Wine Warehouse. Don has an extraordinary personal collection of Vintage Port...
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Ste. Michelle #Wine Estates CEO gives winemakers freedom to practice their passions

Ste. Michelle #Wine Estates CEO gives winemakers freedom to practice their passions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Read the latest and breaking local news, from Midlands and around the country and world from The State Newspaper and TheState.com in the Midlands and Columbia, SC.
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Chianti Classico is in a class of its own

Chianti Classico is in a class of its own | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If you want a great tasting wine that works really well with food, look no further
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Symington Family Estates will be present at Prowein 2015 alongside fellow members of the Primum Familiae Vini – incl. Pol Roger, Antinori, Hugel, Joseph Drouhin and Torres

Symington Family Estates will be present at Prowein 2015 alongside fellow members of the Primum Familiae Vini – incl. Pol Roger, Antinori, Hugel, Joseph Drouhin and Torres | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ahead of ProWein next month, Port producer Symington Family Estates has revealed what its brands plan to showcase at the global wine event in Dusseldorf.
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2012 Chapoutier Ermitage l’Ermite, 1978 Guigal Côte Rôtie La Mouline, 2002 Sine Qua Non...Interview with Robert Parker

2012 Chapoutier Ermitage l’Ermite, 1978 Guigal Côte Rôtie La Mouline, 2002 Sine Qua Non...Interview with Robert Parker | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I’d gather together a group of political heavyweights in the form of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. I’d tailor my wines to the guests, serving Jefferson a bottle of 2012 Chapoutier Ermitage l’Ermite, Lincoln 1978 Guigal Côte Rôtie La Mouline and Churchill 2002 Sine Qua Non Syrah Just For The Love Of It. All three wines would be poured from magnum.

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Cabernet Franc's Time

Cabernet Franc's Time | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The era of Cabernet Franc is nearly upon us. That's the conclusion I reached after visiting wineries on both coasts last year and imbibing at not a few of Instagram's most-trending #wine bars. Reader, the excitement is palpable and the smell of pepper-bramble-tobacco-olive is in the air.

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What makes Piero Antinori's Tignanello and Solaia vineyards in #Tuscany so well-suited to extraordinary viticulture?

What makes Piero Antinori's Tignanello and Solaia vineyards in #Tuscany so well-suited to extraordinary viticulture? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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French wine exports fall in 2014, show figures

French wine exports fall in 2014, show figures | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Weaker shipments of Burgundy and Bordeaux to key markets caused an overall drop in French wine exports in 2014, overshadowing stronger demand for Champagne, show new figures.
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Britons will buy more Spanish #wine than French within three years, as the popularity of #tapas has increased demand for #Rioja

Britons will buy more Spanish #wine than French within three years, as the popularity of #tapas has increased demand for #Rioja | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Meet the man who wants the world to drink Indian #wine

Meet the man who wants the world to drink Indian #wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
India may not be the first place to spring to mind when it comes to fine wine, but the country's tradition of viticulture stretches back for centuries.
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Top 10 Power List 100 price performers

Top 10 Power List 100 price performers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Instead of well-known First Growth brands, this top ten is heavily skewed towards niche Burgundy. “It shows that price performance wasn’t coming from speculation, but from quality and rarity,” said Fowler. “If you ran the same list seven years ago, I’m sure you’d see Lafite, Mouton and Latour.”

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Bordeaux 2014 Wines Signal Recovery After Low-Yield 2013s

Bordeaux 2014 Wines Signal Recovery After Low-Yield 2013s | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Wines from Bordeaux’s 2014 grape harvest benefited from sunny picking conditions in September and are showing signs of improved quality after cool, wet weather cut yields in 2013, according to growers interviewed this month.

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JOH. JOS. PRÜM: THE ROYALTY IN #MOSEL #RIESLING

JOH. JOS. PRÜM: THE ROYALTY IN #MOSEL #RIESLING | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Wine picks for #ChineseNewYear

#Wine picks for #ChineseNewYear | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“At under HK$650 per bottle on the table, I can’t think of too many fine wines that offer better value. Perfectly mature, with a fine balance between ripe, generous fruit and more savoury and spicy notes, it’s versatile enough to match a variety of dishes but just as good to quaff on its own too.”

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Wine sales rocket 20% to €44m at Vente-Privee

Wine sales rocket 20% to €44m at Vente-Privee | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine sales rocketed in 2014 at flash sales site Vente-Privée, which is celebrating a 20% increase in wine turnover to €44 million, as it ramps up its UK focus with the appointment of a new managing director. 
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Interview with Simon Tam, Christie’s head of wine for China

Interview with Simon Tam, Christie’s head of wine for China | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Committed to supporting the growing market for wine in Asia he helped co-found the Cathay-Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition, founded the Independent Wine Centre for Hong Kong and Shanghai and the Greater China Wine Critics Association.
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Jancis Robinson: "When I look at the prices of the top 2005 wines, Cos d’Estournel looks like a bargain relative to the first growths, for it is at least as good as some of them"

Jancis Robinson: "When I look at the prices of the top 2005 wines, Cos d’Estournel looks like a bargain relative to the first growths, for it is at least as good as some of them" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It’s not often that tasting 70 powerful red wines energises me but the recent showing of 2005 red bordeaux 10 years on, organised by London fine wine trader Bordeaux Index, was a joy. This is surely Bordeaux’s best vintage of the century so far. The
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Talking Trade 06 – 12 February

Talking Trade 06 – 12 February | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Amidst optimism about the direction of the market for Bordeaux, this week saw good activity for the region: its share bounced back to 83% and the First Growths took a strong 27% of trade by value. The Liv-ex Fine Wine...
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#Wine and Your Sex Drive

#Wine and Your Sex Drive | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine and sex is definitely not a pairing that instantly pops into mind. However, even though we don't talk about it, wine is used as a social lubricant all the time. Which left us wondering…
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Wendy Yackimec's curator insight, February 13, 2015 12:01 PM

Well, who knew? Wink Wink.

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Oops, Everything You Think about #Wine May Not Be Entirely True

Oops, Everything You Think about #Wine May Not Be Entirely True | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine is perhaps one of the most studied drinks in the entire world, and it has been that way for many years. This latest study is one of them, but what makes it very interesting is its claim: everything you’ve heard about the health benefits of wine, well, they may not be entirely true.
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