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Michel Rolland Debuts New Super-Premium Spanish Wine Brand, Rolland Galarreta

Michel Rolland Debuts New Super-Premium Spanish Wine Brand, Rolland Galarreta | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Renowned oenologist Michel Rolland has teamed with Spanish wine entrepreneur Javier Galarreta to launch a new upscale wine brand focused on the Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rueda regions. The new label, Rolland Galarreta, will hit the U.S. market around the end of November, imported by Virginia-based Kysela Père et Fils Ltd.

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Wine Publishing Today: Are We All Kickstarting Now?

Wine Publishing Today: Are We All Kickstarting Now? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine writer Alder Yarrow speaks about his new book, the decision to crowdfund it through Kickstarter, and the state of wine publishing today.
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In Provence, Château de Roquefort's vines are back in production after the vineyards were devastated by hail in 2012.

In Provence, Château de Roquefort's vines are back in production after the vineyards were devastated by hail in 2012. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Raimond de Villeneuve grins like he's won the French Loto as he looks over rows of Syrah vines loaded with dark, healthy grapes.

"It's my first real harvest since 2011," says the 52-year-old producer, who is in his 20th vintage at his Château de Roquefort in Provence.

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Phenomenal Nebbiolo: The 2010 vintage in Barolo is delivering on its early promise

Phenomenal Nebbiolo: The 2010 vintage in Barolo is delivering on its early promise | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Top 10 famous wine collectors

Top 10 famous wine collectors | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

While many of the world’s biggest wine collectors are sure to go under the radar, there are many who have gained notoriety not only for their handsome wine collections but for their fame, fortune, not to mention brushes with the law.

With wine continuing to provide a sure investment, vintage Champagne has more recently been touted as the next big thing in wine investment.

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The Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey on how wine fits into his healthy lifestyle

The Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey on how wine fits into his healthy lifestyle | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Patrick Dempsey is best-known as McDreamy, né Derek Shepherd, from the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. His many film credits range from romantic comedies (Maid of Honor, Sweet Home Alabama) to science-fiction flicks (Transformers: Dark of the Moon). And the Golden Globe nominee’s passions outside of film are no less diverse: He’s raced sports cars professionally for a decade (in events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Rolex 24), has founded a cancer treatment center and has a serious passion for wine.

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Craig Isle of Torbreck Vineyards

Craig Isle of Torbreck Vineyards | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In this video, Kyle interviews Craig Isbel, winemaker at Torbreck vineyards in the Barossa Valley in Australia. As Kyle explains, he might be one of the great winemakers you don't know about. 

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Number of UK wine producers grows

Number of UK wine producers grows | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The number of new wine producers in the UK rises sharply, according to new research, on the back of consumer interest in local produce.
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The riesling revival

The riesling revival | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Is there any greater food-friendly white wine in the world that's appreciated less than dry German riesling? The time-honoured prejudices are a roll-call of shame: the bland legacy of liebfraumilch, the non-rieslings of laski and olasz riesling, the complexities of German labelling, the battery-acid wines of yesteryear and the archaic view of German riesling as granny's favourite sweet wine. 

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The next big thing in wine? Lesser-known grapes

The next big thing in wine? Lesser-known grapes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Time to raise a glass to great German wines

Time to raise a glass to great German wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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New York Winery Celebrates Its First 175 Years

New York Winery Celebrates Its First 175 Years | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Brotherhood Winery’s tasting room, in a beautiful, old-stone building with wide wooden beams, was filled with young people milling about or standing in line with bottles to buy.
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Will Breaking Up Be Good for Paso Robles?

Will Breaking Up Be Good for Paso Robles? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Paso Robles wine just got a lot more complicated—but many local winemakers say that's for the better. Seven years after it was originally petitioned, the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has approved 11 new American Viticultural Areas (AVA) within the existing Paso Robles viticultural area.


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Laurent & Julien Combier: “Top marks for the Marsanne and the amazing Roussanne from Clos des Grives”

Laurent & Julien Combier: “Top marks for the Marsanne and the amazing Roussanne from Clos des Grives” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Updating Digital Strategy for Wine brands

Updating Digital Strategy for Wine brands | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Château d’Yquem Reigns Supreme Over White Wines at Auction

Château d’Yquem Reigns Supreme Over White Wines at Auction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Château d’Yquem is a sweet white wine from the appellation of Sauternes in the Bordeaux region of France. It is regarded by many to be the best sweet white wine in the world.
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What's the Big Deal About Grüner Veltliner?

What's the Big Deal About Grüner Veltliner? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Pre-Roman Meets Modern Italian Wine

Pre-Roman Meets Modern Italian Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Champagne 2014: Organic growers survive tense summer

Champagne 2014: Organic growers survive tense summer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Organic growers in Champagne believe they have ‘proven themselves’ in 2014 after a wet August increased tension with their non-organic counterparts over the use of sprays.
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Chateau Margaux, Pingus and 3 Michelin Stars: The 360° Experience

Chateau Margaux, Pingus and 3 Michelin Stars: The 360° Experience | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Annette Alvarez-Peters, one of the most powerful people in the wine industry, discusses wine business in Q&A

Annette Alvarez-Peters, one of the most powerful people in the wine industry, discusses wine business in Q&A | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Annette Alvarez-Peters is one of the most powerful people in the wine
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Fourth year of decline for fine wine...Will 2015 get off on the right foot ?

Fourth year of decline for fine wine...Will 2015 get off on the right foot ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

According to Liv-ex’s recent Cellar Watch report: “For the Liv-ex 100 to close the year up it would have to rise 8% between now and the end of December. “This seems unlikely. It is more probable that 2014 will be the fourth year negative year in a row for the fine wine market, an unprecedented event.”

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Wine marketing is sorely in need of innovation

Wine marketing is sorely in need of innovation | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Apart from plonk that comes in bulk containers, wine is a luxury product. So people who sell wine need to find ways to present it in its best environment.
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An Ode to Organics Without the Dogma

An Ode to Organics Without the Dogma | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
An Ode to Organics Without the Dogma. Robert Anding finds this evaluation of sustainable viticulture surprisingly balanced and level-headed.
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Mixed Fortunes for Italy's Harvest

Mixed Fortunes for Italy's Harvest | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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