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Opus opens Bordeaux office

Opus opens Bordeaux office | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Opus One is aiming to strengthen its sales networks around the world by opening a dedicated office in Bordeaux which will deal with all exports.
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In Australia, The Heathcote distinction

In Australia, The Heathcote distinction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Heathcote shiraz has a special character – a sweet-sharp, mouth-watering edginess, a flintiness. Even richer styles of shiraz can exhibit mouth-puckering tension. Less over-the-top examples of shiraz from the district come with a spent, wet shotgun cartridge smell, which I recall from stomping around in paddocks as a child on cold, dewy mornings.
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Love of gardening grows into organic winemaking

Love of gardening grows into organic winemaking | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winemaker Kathleen Inman says gardening led her to organic farming and sustainable soil practices, principles she uses in her wine production.
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Transform Your Basement Into A Wine Cellar

Transform Your Basement Into A Wine Cellar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Many of us (myself included) keep wine bottles stacked on the counter or a few whites chilling in the fridge. A true wine enthusiast balks at this idea — wine requires proper storage, and an everyday kitchen cabinet doesn’t quite cut it.
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‘Minerality’: the new wine buzzword

‘Minerality’: the new wine buzzword | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Out of nowhere, vintners began to love the word – suggesting wines were drawing their flavour straight out of flint, slate or limestone.
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Best wine videos

Best wine videos | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There's a distinct global flavor to the Wine Spectator video contest that gives this collection almost an indie film-like quality - much like you'd see at a film festival like Cinequest or Mill Valley.
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How Gallo Brings Analytics Into The Winemaking Craft

How Gallo Brings Analytics Into The Winemaking Craft | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
E. & J. Gallo, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek 500, brings silos of data together for analysis and adds insights from social networks.
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Think Austria, drink Austria

Think Austria, drink Austria | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When you are presented with several glasses of white wine and asked to determine which one is gruner veltliner, my advice is to think in reverse.
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Science helps Spain's natural cork industry pop back

Science helps Spain's natural cork industry pop back | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - For three generations Antonio Gorgot's family have carried axes into the mountainous forests of northern Spain to cut slabs of bark off their cork oaks.
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New Israeli wines

New Israeli wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Summer is pretty much over, the grape harvest is well underway and holiday season is just around the corner. As you may know, the vast majority of wine purchases in Israel and in Jewish communities worldwide take place in the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah as well as the Passover holidays.

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A case of 1959 Faiveley Musigny sold for $27,060

A case of 1959 Faiveley Musigny sold for $27,060 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Acker Merrall & Condit said it sold $3.2 million of wine at its New York auction Sept. 8, with a case of 1953 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild selling for $34,400 and 12 bottles of 1962 Leroy Romanee Saint-Vivant fetching $29,520.
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California winery renovates to resume wine-making in historic stone buildings

California winery renovates to resume wine-making in historic stone buildings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jean-Charles Boisset, the new owner of California's oldest premium winery, is building the future of the 155-year-old Buena Vista Winery on its rich and eclectic heritage.
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A Jasper Hill blend keeps the dream alive after a harvest deluge

A Jasper Hill blend keeps the dream alive after a harvest deluge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

THE news was quietly released to mailing-list customers a little while back. It was a vinous thunderbolt of sorts; there would be no Emily's Paddock shiraz/cabernet franc produced from the wet, wet, wet 2011 vintage at Jasper Hill. No 2011 Georgia's Paddock shiraz either. But all was not lost.

 

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Neil McGuigan named white winemaker of the year at the International Wine Challenge

Neil McGuigan named white winemaker of the year at the International Wine Challenge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
BOTTLES of Australian wine that initially retailed for as little as $15 have secured one of the world's most coveted winemaking awards in London.
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Tempranillo's adaptability proven in the wine glass

Tempranillo's adaptability proven in the wine glass | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tempranillo. It's a Spanish grape whose name is taken from "temprana" meaning early. The grape ripens in September several weeks ahead of other Spanish red grapes.
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35,000 feet, and nothing to drink

35,000 feet, and nothing to drink | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

No one expects good wine on an airplane anymore. So when an e-mail arrived recently touting the Delta Winemaker Series, I was intrigued.

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Cornucopia: A feast of food and wine

Cornucopia: A feast of food and wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Cornucopia—the overflowing “horn of plenty” symbolizing the bounty of the autumn harvest—is the perfect name for Whistler’s annual fall celebration, which runs November 7 to 11 and features plenty of everything related to food and wine.
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Craggy Range to partner with Benjamin de Rothschild for wine production

Craggy Range to partner with Benjamin de Rothschild for wine production | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Craggy Range, a New Zealand-based winery, is to team up with Edmond de Rothschild Group chairman Benjamin de Rothschild and family to produce wines su...
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Hong Kong Wine Auction Season Kicks Off With A Bang

Hong Kong Wine Auction Season Kicks Off With A Bang | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

As some luxury brands fret about their short-term prospects in the Greater China market and observers await the upcoming autumn art auction season in Hong Kong, the first major wine auction of the fall reinforced the view that Chinese demand for top-flight wines remains strong.

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In USA, Does wine have to be certified organic to be sustainable?

In USA, Does wine have to be certified organic to be sustainable? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Even though many winemakers follow sustainable practices, they don't always achieve USDA organic certification or indicate eco-friendly processes on the label. If bottles aren't labeled organic, what should you look for?
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Forget the Martini; 007 Will Have Chateau Angelus

Forget the Martini; 007 Will Have Chateau Angelus | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Château Angélus, which has worked to raise its cachet, was elevated on Thursday to the highest of three "cru" ranks for fine Saint- Émilion wines.
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A tale of two quintessential Argentine beverages: wine and yerba mate.

A tale of two quintessential Argentine beverages: wine and yerba mate. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In 1964, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges wrote the sonnet “To Wine,” which celebrated the wondrous qualities of the drink.
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St.-Émilion Has Class

St.-Émilion Has Class | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Château Angélus and Château Pavie are promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé A and Château Valandraud and Château La Mondotte are two other winners.
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WATCH: Graffiti Artists Create Wine Labels

WATCH: Graffiti Artists Create Wine Labels | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What happens when you enlist eight graffiti artists from around the world to design wine labels? French winery Cave Fin Bec found out, as documented in this gorgeous video featured on BoingBoing.
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Champagne Henri Giraud : The wines are some of the most unique, individualistic wines in Champagne.

Champagne Henri Giraud : The wines are some of the most unique, individualistic wines in Champagne. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Claude Giraud is the proprietor of Champagne house Henri Giraud, named after his father Henri, after his grandfather had married into the Hemart family that ran the house at the time. The wines themselves are some of the most unique, individualistic wines in Champagne.

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