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Our restaurant critic tries to make sense of those crazy wine markups

Our restaurant critic tries to make sense of those crazy wine markups | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There is perhaps nothing more galling than flipping open a restaurant’s wine list to find a $15 bottle you know and love listed for more than $50.
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Argentine wine industry strives to expand internationally

Argentine wine industry strives to expand internationally | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In 2012, wine exports increased in volume by 17% to 365 million liters and in value by 10.15%, reaching US$920.4 million.
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How Wine Criticism Is Changing

How Wine Criticism Is Changing | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Twice in the past several months, the wine world has been rocked by news from Robert Parker, the world's most famous wine critic.
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Murdoch Buys Moraga Vineyards Above Bel Air, Wine Spectator Says

Murdoch Buys Moraga Vineyards Above Bel Air, Wine Spectator Says | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch agreed to buy Moraga Vineyards in the hills above the Bel Air district of Los Angeles, Wine Spectator said.
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Jefford on Monday: A Decade on the Bench

Jefford on Monday: A Decade on the Bench | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What’s a decade? One-fifth of a working lifetime, in most cases: a significant span. I’m now home after the tenth year of sitting in judgment as a panel chair for the Decanter World Wine Awards – for Regional France on this occasion.
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Tasmania seeks to tempt Champagne investors

Tasmania seeks to tempt Champagne investors | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Officials in Tasmania are seeking to persuade Champagne houses to invest in their island's potential.
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With Warming Climes, How Long Will A Bordeaux Be A Bordeaux?

With Warming Climes, How Long Will A Bordeaux Be A Bordeaux? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Climate change is already creating new winners among Europe's winemaking regions. (Great bubbly from Britain — who knew?
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Gulfi Vinery: “Being guardians of our land”

Gulfi Vinery: “Being guardians of our land” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The name Gulfi on the labels of famous Sicilian wines indicates the places associated with the adventure and the passion of the Catania family, in Chiaramonte Gulfi, a magical setting, a hill near Ragusa, in the far south of the island.
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Temperatures soar in the Portuguese wine spittoon

Temperatures soar in the Portuguese wine spittoon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Temperatures are soaring in Portugal and for once it’s not all brought on by global warming. Two UK-based wine personalities Sarah Ahmed and Jo Ahearne MW have approached ViniPortugal for help in selling a €300 pay-to-play advisory service for Portuguese producers wishing to export wine to the UK.

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A revolution in India: Plans to give Indian wines their identity on fast track

A revolution in India: Plans to give Indian wines their identity on fast track | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If all goes as planned by city-based Indian Grape Processing Board, the Indian wine industry will soon market wine with geographical identification.
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First port of call (by Jancis Robinson)

First port of call (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Could 2011 be the vintage to put vintage port back on the fine wine map? I do hope so. I have never been as excited by the launch of a clutch of vintage ports. The quality of the best examples, of which there are many, is outstanding.
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To join EU, Croatia may give up its wine

To join EU, Croatia may give up its wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A heated trademark battle over the country's beloved sweet dessert wine has some feeling less than bubbly, mirroring rapidly declining enthusiasm among Croats for membership in the economically battered bloc.
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Napa wine industry warned of future climate threat

Napa wine industry warned of future climate threat | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Might climate change help push Napa Valley wines off the store shelves of the future, and put bottles from Idaho, Canada or even China in their place?
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Wine Forger's Handbook warns of dangers of fake wines

Wine Forger's Handbook warns of dangers of fake wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A new eBook warning of the dangers of counterfeit wines has just been published online.
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Why Welsh wines could soon rank themselves alongside some of the world's most famous

Why Welsh wines could soon rank themselves alongside some of the world's most famous | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Vineyards in Wales are planning to form their own association to promote their product
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Pfister family helping to put Alsace's Bas-Rhin on the map

Pfister family helping to put Alsace's Bas-Rhin on the map | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Alsace is France's most distinct wine region. Its wines -- imposingly full-bodied whites from Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, oily textured and extravagantly perfumed -- stand worlds apart from the precise, salt-and-chalk profile established by the Loire Valley, or the lush, sumptuous portrait of Burgundy.

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Wine in mind: The jewel of Aragon

Wine in mind: The jewel of Aragon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Here's a pop quiz! Name the country that has the most Grenache vines in the world. What's your guess? Could it be France, Australia or perhaps the USA? What about Italy?
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Sir Alex Ferguson looking to buy French vineyard say reports

Sir Alex Ferguson looking to buy French vineyard say reports | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sir Alex Ferguson is reported to be interested in acquiring a vineyard in France.
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Chateau Haut Bailly...Master class perfect way to taste pricey drop

Chateau Haut Bailly...Master class perfect way to taste pricey drop | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Top bordeaux have been priced out of sight over the past decade, a phenomenon you can blame on the free market.
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‘MasterChef’ Judge Reviews Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Rosé: ‘This Is a Legitimate Wine,’ Smells Like Pez

‘MasterChef’ Judge Reviews Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Rosé: ‘This Is a Legitimate Wine,’ Smells Like Pez | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Those of you who were thinking Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's foray into the winemaking business would be a bust had better think again."MasterChef" judge, restaurateur, and vineyard owner Joe Bastianich did a review of the couple's 2012 Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé -- yes, the one that sold out in five hours -- and gave it solid marks.

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Everyone, everywhere is making a rosé it seems, but Provence is the standard bearer for quality

Everyone, everywhere is making a rosé it seems, but Provence is the standard bearer for quality | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Once tragically uncool, rosé wine is now officially hip, even Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in on the action with their recent purchase of a rosé vineyard in France.

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British woman claims she was victim of 'wine vandalism' - targeted for being British

British woman claims she was victim of 'wine vandalism' - targeted for being British | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Katie Jones, 47, who left Leicestershire for Tuchan, Languedoc, two decades ago, lost the equivalent of 4,000 bottles of white wine – an entire year’s vintage.
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Miraval Rosé: “We increased our order significantly this year to well over 100 cases and in 10 days it’s already 80% sold. Another week or so and all of it will be gone.”

Miraval Rosé: “We increased our order significantly this year to well over 100 cases and in 10 days it’s already 80% sold. Another week or so and all of it will be gone.” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
So you’re a big Hollywood star and you have it all — heaps of money, a Beverly Hills mansion, and more Porsches than Jerry Seinfeld. What more could one want? A Ferris wheel? A helipad? Nope, a winery.
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St Tropez, Ferrari, Provence Rosé...The Value of anything

St Tropez, Ferrari, Provence Rosé...The Value of anything | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I keep hearing people say that this or that price for a Pauillac, a Napa Cabernet or a Provence rosé is "silly", and that the wine in question is not "worth" that price. I used to be part of that chorus, but then I grew up and learned the basic rules of capitalism.

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Chenin blanc is a secret that should be savoured

Chenin blanc is a secret that should be savoured | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I was offered sauvignons and chardonnays aplenty, but chenin wasn't a variety that South Africa's wineries wanted to show off, says Fiona Beckett
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