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The acid test for wine : The same grape can produce two very different textures - crisp or creamy

The acid test for wine : The same grape can produce two very different textures - crisp or creamy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I was having one of those back and forths on Twitter about whether a bottle of 1917 Burgundy that was brought to a tasting where I was speaking would be "drinkable."...
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Why the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti are so special ?

Why the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti are so special ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

'Morning,” said the gentleman who greeted me in Corney & Barrow’s offices near Tower Bridge on an icy morning two weeks ago. He picked up a glass, poured a small quantity of red wine into it, swirled, and tipped it out. “Just doing a little pinot rinse,” he said. “No matter how clean the glass, you just sometimes get a little taint.”

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Portugal's valley of the kings

Portugal's valley of the kings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Douro wines show there's much more to Portugal than port, writes David Williams...
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Today the biggest buzz in the business is natural wines.

Today the biggest buzz in the business is natural wines. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A significant portion of the international wine world will makeits way to Vancouver for the 34th Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. Today the biggest buzz in the business is natural wines. Since there is no definition of “natural,” you can go to town on the term, including suggesting, as some have, that natural wines are fault ridden and taste too funky.

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Red Wine, White House

Red Wine, White House | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan: wine lovers in the White House. Here's the story of how they and their successors helped propel American wine to the top of the world.
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The Bitter Battle Over Sweet Wine : Banning such processes “is Bolshevism, a return to the Middle Ages”

The Bitter Battle Over Sweet Wine : Banning such processes “is Bolshevism, a return to the Middle Ages” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Loire Valley vineyard of Quarts-de-Chaume produces one of the most delectable sweet wines in the world, a nectar as mellifluous as the French that is spoken in this most linguistically correct region of France. But it has left a bitter taste on the tongues of some of the local producers. This is a dispute in which both very little and quite a lot is at stake.

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Wine Turns Mortgage Title Mogul Into Entrepreneur of Viticulture

Wine Turns Mortgage Title Mogul Into Entrepreneur of Viticulture | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
On a crisp winter’s day in 2010, Bill Foley was exploring a troubled winery for sale in Sonoma County, California, when he was taken aback by the sight of an enclosed horse-riding ring the size of an airplane hangar.
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Most popular wine in Korea cuts price

Most popular wine in Korea cuts price | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Montes Alpha, the most popular wine in Korea, will see its retail price cut by 10 percent, it was announced Wednesday. More than 280,000 bottles of the Chilean wine were sold last year, topping wine sales records.
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Sébastien Vincenti, Domaine de Fondrèche : "We know how to make a rosé wine with 12 percent alcohol in Southern Rhone Valley"

Sébastien Vincenti, Domaine de Fondrèche : "We know how to make a rosé wine with 12 percent alcohol in Southern Rhone Valley" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

"Our Cinsault, as our Syrah, are from “selections massales”, that is to say old selections, not cloned, with smaller grapes which favour an homogeneous maturity. OK, you must pick at a potentially 12% in alcohol but you can’t improvise, it must be ripe. Finally, the conduct of the vineyards is on organic farming with, in addition, a full respect of the lunar calendar. Without this approach, we simply could not achieve this..."

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VIDEO - Debating Wine Myths: Great Wines Cost More

VIDEO - Debating Wine Myths: Great Wines Cost More | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There are a lot of intangibles that go into producing a great wine, but price isn't necessarily one of them. WSJ's Lettie Teague and Will Lyons discuss whether price is a good gauge of quality in wine.
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En primeur credibility 'damaged': survey

En primeur credibility 'damaged': survey | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The fine wine market is expected to grow 10% over the year, according to survey of wine professionals worldwide.
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VieVinum putting Austrian wine on the map

VieVinum putting Austrian wine on the map | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Every two years the VieVinum wine fair in Vienna showcases the best wine that Austrian and international growers and producers have to offer.
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Drew Barrymore Wine | Haute Living Magazine

Drew Barrymore Wine | Haute Living Magazine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Actress, producer and director Drew Barrymore has taken a small step outside of Hollywood and entered the wine business, and she is now offering her first wine: a Pinot Grigio from Italy.
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Grape Expectations

Grape Expectations | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As Miami prepares for the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, America continues its love affair with wine. The key: older aficionados are again buying more expensive bottles.
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In Florence, geniuses of place: art, fashion, and wine

In Florence, geniuses of place: art, fashion, and wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When I finally visited last fall, I fell for the city, Medici and all. What won me over was seeing that Florence’s creative genius didn’t end when Michelangelo moved to Rome.
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Saying Oui and Si to France's Most Spanish Wines

Saying Oui and Si to France's Most Spanish Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The little-known Roussillon region of far southeastern France produces wines that one importer calls a cross between France's Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Spain's Priorat. Lettie Teague samples several and finds much pure deliciousness—and bargain prices.
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‘Vineyard’ toasts Argentina’s growth from ‘bad’ wine to ‘best’

‘Vineyard’ toasts Argentina’s growth from ‘bad’ wine to ‘best’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In 1561, a Spanish conquistador claimed a dusty chunk of western Argentina and designated a plot for a vineyard. In 2000, an Argentine wine was picked as the best offering by five British connoisseurs in a blind tasting at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
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Mike Weir's Winning Wines

Mike Weir's Winning Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Building success not only in professional golf, but in the wine industry as well, Weir thrives in the business world...
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Wine on tap, newest wine trend

Wine on tap, newest wine trend | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If you’re offered wine on tap at a restaurant, take my advice. Don’t sneer, don’t condescend, don’t laugh out loud.
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Fine wine market to rise 10% in 2012

Fine wine market to rise 10% in 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The fine wine market is expected to grow by 10% in 2012, as strong value buying opportunities for wine lovers and investors emerge, according to a global survey.

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Who invented wine’s 100-point scale?

Who invented wine’s 100-point scale? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We quite often talk about the 100-point scale and its impact on wine, but is it correct to say that Robert Parker "invented" it?
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Consumers across three continents prefer lower alcohol wines

Consumers across three continents prefer lower alcohol wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The alcohol content of wine is the major priority of wine drinkers across three continents, new research shows.
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Hangover lifts from fine wine market

Hangover lifts from fine wine market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The fine wine market is expected to rise 10% this year, in a boost for investors stung by 2011 falls in the niche asset.
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In New Zealand, A master in the world of wine

In New Zealand, A master in the world of wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ask Stephen Bennett any question about wine and expect an answer so long you've time to leave the room, wash the car, mow the lawns and walk the dog - come back and he'll still be...
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In the Bag: Insuring Fine Wine

In the Bag: Insuring Fine Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Collectors of fine wine tend to be underinsured. Penta explains the delicate art of insuring a fine wine collection.
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