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Is the World's Drink Window Up?

Is the World's Drink Window Up? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tomorrow may be the end of the world if you believe what some people are saying about the Mayan Long Count calendar, and around the world people are preparing in their own way, from Bugarach, France, where aliens are expected to spring from a...
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Iron Ladies of Champagne

Iron Ladies of Champagne | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When it was unheard of for Frenchwomen to run big businesses, visionaries at Champagne houses Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Louis Roederer and Bollinger introduced nearly every innovation in Champagne-making this side of bubbles.
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South Africa May Produce Third-Biggest Wine-Grape Crop in 2013

South Africa May Produce Third-Biggest Wine-Grape Crop in 2013 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
South Africa will probably produce
the third-biggest wine-grape crop on record in 2013 as favorable
weather and better planting practices boost yields, an industry
association said.
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"My Top 10 Wines in 2012" by James Suckling

"My Top 10 Wines in 2012" by James Suckling | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
James Suckling selects his Top 10 wines of 2012. Reports Wine ratings, Wine reviews, Wine tasting notes & Wine Videos from JamesSuckling.com.
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Jeff Koons Creates Wine Label

Jeff Koons Creates Wine Label | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Drinks Business blog reports that Jeff Koons has been tapped to create the label for Château Mouton Rothschild’s 2010 Pauillac first growth.
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“China has been a sleeping giant for most of the year,” Miles Davis, partner at London-based Wine Asset Managers

“China has been a sleeping giant for most of the year,” Miles Davis, partner at London-based Wine Asset Managers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine sales by the biggest auction houses plunged 19 percent in 2012 as economic and political uncertainty in China cooled demand for trophy-name Bordeaux.
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Jacques Lardière, one of Burgundy’s best-known (and best-loved) winemakers, is retiring from Louis Jadot

Jacques Lardière, one of Burgundy’s best-known (and best-loved) winemakers, is retiring from Louis Jadot | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jacques Lardière, one of Burgundy’s best-known (and best-loved) winemakers, is retiring from Louis Jadot, for whom he has worked for over 40 years.
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Robert Parker Singapore investor 'named' as Soo Hoo Khoon Peng

Robert Parker Singapore investor 'named' as Soo Hoo Khoon Peng | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A source close to the deal that Robert Parker has struck with a group of Singapore businessmen to sell Wine Advocate have confirmed the main shareholder is Soo Hoo Khoon Peng, formerly of wine importers Hermitage.
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Wine beats soju in sales for 1st time in Korea

Wine beats soju in sales for 1st time in Korea | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr's insight:

Sales of wine at large discount stores have surpassed those of soju, or traditional Korean liquor, for the first time in Korea.

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Italy’s Antinori Sisters Prepare To Run A Wine Empire

Italy’s Antinori Sisters Prepare To Run A Wine Empire | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The women at the helm of the Antinori legend.
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From California, a few rare wine gems

From California, a few rare wine gems | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Adviser Paul Gregutt often tastes through widely available releases in the broad range between $15 and $80. And he reports that it's a pretty bleak landscape.
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Leigh William Dryden's curator insight, December 16, 2012 5:21 PM

I agree wines at $80.00 a lot higher than the average " wine puntre" would like or feel thaey would need to pay- fair value and great quality is what it is all about.

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Your Wine Preference May Reveal Your Personality, Study Says

Your Wine Preference May Reveal Your Personality, Study Says | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What does your favorite wine say about you? Quite a lot, if a recent wine study commissioned by French Wines with Style is to be believed.
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The Director's Wine

The Director's Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Lettie Teague's Uncorking the City: Is wine pairing an exercise, an art or merely an excuse to drink a few glasses of wine?
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Exploring Zinfandels That Hold Back on Power

Exploring Zinfandels That Hold Back on Power | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Panel’s favorites showed a sense of freshness, energy and balance.
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Bottles to Grab at the Eleventh Hour

Bottles to Grab at the Eleventh Hour | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For the confused buyer faced with a wall of wine as the holiday celebrations begin, Will Lyons offers a few last-minute tips to relieve your angst.
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A search for holiday cheer

A search for holiday cheer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Q: I have a co-worker and dear friend who seems to have met Mr. Might-Be-Right. The parents have all met and are completely copacetic. This is their first Christmas together and she wants to get him a few impressive things.
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Napa wine growers can't find enough rootstock for vines

Napa wine growers can't find enough rootstock for vines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO - Napa Valley, one of the world's premier wine-growing regions, has an uncommon problem these days: not enough new grapevine rootstock is available to supply the massive replanting that's under way there.
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Forbes 30 Under 30 - Food & Wine

Forbes 30 Under 30 - Food & Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Today's disruptors and tomorrow's brightest stars in food & wine
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Yquem Will Not Produce 2012 Sauternes

Yquem Will Not Produce 2012 Sauternes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Pierre Lurton, managing director of Château d’Yquem, said that the legendary 250-acre Bordeaux estate will not produce a 2012 Sauternes due to insufficient quality.
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Vintage performance: the best from eastern Europe’s top vineyards

Vintage performance: the best from eastern Europe’s top vineyards | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
On a warm autumn afternoon in Tokaj, Laszlo Kalocsai waits patiently for his grapes to turn mouldy.
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Leigh William Dryden's curator insight, January 1, 2013 4:01 PM

For many eastern European wines continue to be something we know little of but a wrod to the wise there are somre truly stunning wines to be found esspcially in Hungary.

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Australia's Historic winery collapses into administration

Australia's Historic winery collapses into administration | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A historic family owned winery founded in 1921 entered into administration last week.
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Top 10 Wines of 2012 From Burgundy to Armenia to Sonoma

Top 10 Wines of 2012 From Burgundy to Armenia to Sonoma | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This year I sampled more than four
thousand wines in my search for the recommendable, hunting the
world’s best in chilly cellars, historic chateaux, at noisy
tastings and the tables of generous friends.
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Anthony Rose: 'Food and wine matching can be taken with a decent pinch of salt'

Anthony Rose: 'Food and wine matching can be taken with a decent pinch of salt' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Food and wine matching is neither an art nor a science and much of the time it can be taken with a decent pinch of salt.
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How to Love Wine: Eric Asimov Says "Pull Corks"

How to Love Wine: Eric Asimov Says "Pull Corks" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Eric Asimov, New York Times wine critic, is still learning about wine. He also admits to being wrong sometimes on blind tastings. Part memoir and part manifesto, Asimov writes about his journey along the wine road in his new book, How to Love Wine.
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Suspicion Surrounds Accidental Demolition in Bordeaux

Suspicion Surrounds Accidental Demolition in Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Contractors in Bordeaux claim to have accidentally demolished the 18th century Château de Bellevue last week, though the owner's reaction has raised suspicion and work is on hold while French authorities investigate.
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