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Lost in Translation: Wine-Tasting Lingo

Lost in Translation: Wine-Tasting Lingo | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With many Chinese wine drinkers unfamiliar with Western flavors like raspberry, black currant and gooseberry, Mandarin translations of expert tasting notes often end up being a fruitless endeavor.
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Interview with Carol Duval-Leroy

Interview with Carol Duval-Leroy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing on of the few female heads of a Champagne House, Duval-Leroy President Carol Duval-Leroy.

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Former Screaming Eagle Owner Looks to Invest in Sonoma's Wind Gap Winery

Former Screaming Eagle Owner Looks to Invest in Sonoma's Wind Gap Winery | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Terroir Selections, an investment group founded by former Screaming Eagle co-owner Charles Banks, is purchasing a stake in Sonoma County's Wind Gap winery.
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BREAKING: Henri Krug, 1938-2013

BREAKING: Henri Krug, 1938-2013 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Some sad news out of France. L'Union, the daily paper out of Champagne (based in Reims), is reporting that Henri Krug passed away last Thursday. He was 75.
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Chinese Wine Drinkers like to drink Still

Chinese Wine Drinkers like to drink Still | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Mar 12: In the West and increasingly in India as well, celebrations like weddings, anniversaries and birthdays mean popping Champagne or cheaper bubblies but China has still not developed the palate for bubblies.

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To get the most from wine, you need to know your own tastes

To get the most from wine, you need to know your own tastes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Know yourself, said the oracle – when you are choosing wines, it pays to try and work out what you actually like.
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'Stupendous' Vega Sicilia collection goes under the hammer

'Stupendous' Vega Sicilia collection goes under the hammer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A 'stupendous' selection of Vega Sicilia wines shipped direct from the legendary producer's cellars is to be auctioned by Sotheby's in Hong Kong early next month.
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Austria 2012 vintage: 'small, but high-quality'

Austria 2012 vintage: 'small, but high-quality' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Austria's frost-affected 2012 vintage promises good quality wines across the board - but supplies of the country's flagship Gruner Veltliner are much reduced.
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Golden Woman Hangs Upside Down, Pours Napa Valley Wine

Golden Woman Hangs Upside Down, Pours Napa Valley Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
“We’re trending above Nascar and the Oscars on twitter,” crows auctioneer Fritz Hatton, as he opens the 17th Premiere Napa Valley trade barrel auction with sharp bangs of his gavel.
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Italian Wine Superstar Antinori Opens To Public After 600 Years

Italian Wine Superstar Antinori Opens To Public After 600 Years | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Marchesi Antinori is the most famous house in Italian wine, and starting this month, for the very first time, guests can get an inside look - in Tuscany!
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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Wine Sells Out

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Wine Sells Out | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Some 6,000 bottles of  “Miraval Rosé 2012″  from the French vineyard owned by Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sold out today.

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Michel Chapoutier: "Wine is not made to be watched, it is made to be drunk!”

Michel Chapoutier: "Wine is not made to be watched, it is made to be drunk!” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

He is Monsieur (M.) Michel Chapoutier, described as “one of the most highly respected wine makers in France.” M. Chapoutier, bought his family’s winery, Maison M. Chapoutier...

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When talking wine, all roads lead to Rhone

When talking wine, all roads lead to Rhone | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Rhone Vignobles is a group of boutique winemakers from the Rhone region of France. They visited Hong Kong and Shanghai in late February to raise awareness of, and find local markets for, their wines.
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Singing the charms of Sicilian wine

Singing the charms of Sicilian wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Gulfi is on a largely successful mission to elevate the indigenous Nero d’Avola to extraordinary status and grace. Nero d’Avola has, as I noted, been somewhat overshadowed as the wines of Mount Etna have gotten their (welcome) dose of fame, but producers like Gulfi could revive its fortunes.

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Dubourdieu and Dalla Cia create £250 Cape 'First Growth'

Dubourdieu and Dalla Cia create £250 Cape 'First Growth' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bordeaux-based consultant Denis Dubourdieu has teamed up with winemaker Giorgio Dalla Cia, formerly of Meerlust, to create what is being touted as the 'First Growth of the Cape'.
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Henry Tang to Sell $3.7 Million Wine From Personal Cellar

Henry Tang to Sell $3.7 Million Wine From Personal Cellar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Henry Tang, whose bid to become Hong Kong’s chief executive suffered after the Feb. 2012 discovery of an illegal wine cellar at his house, is auctioning off part of his collection.
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Chapoutier is chosen as the « Most Admired French Wine Brand in the World »

Chapoutier is chosen as the « Most Admired French Wine Brand in the World » | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In a survey made by the prestigious British magazine Drinks International, Chapoutier maintained its position as the World’s Most Admired French Wine Brand. The full list of the 50 World’s Most Admired Wine Brands includes Torres, Penfolds, Cloudy Bay, Chateau Margaux, Mouton-Rothschild, Vega Sicilia and many other great names.

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How New Jersey Could Make Itself the Next Napa

How New Jersey Could Make Itself the Next Napa | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
To grow its wine business, New Jersey needs to channel its inner Tony Soprano.
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Gangnam Style Wine Videos: What Winemakers Do During Off-Season

Gangnam Style Wine Videos: What Winemakers Do During Off-Season | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Gangnam Style at Jordan, John Jordan in white Winemaking isn’t all barrels and grapes, even winemakers know it’s smart to take a break from the stress of harvest, bad weather, critical reviews and other myriad wine industry issues.
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Jancis Robinson on Condrieu Coteau de Vernon 2010

Jancis Robinson on Condrieu Coteau de Vernon 2010 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Blind tasting is a very odd activity. Contrary to what many imagine, it has nothing to do with blindfolds. It involves tasting a wine without seeing the label and it can deliver shocking surprises.
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Jefford on Monday: Auction Fever

Jefford on Monday: Auction Fever | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Why buy wine at auction? After another affluent year in the salerooms, it seems as if auction purchasers enjoy paying over the odds -- and that’s before they’ve found handfuls of extra money for the alarming buyer’s premium (and local taxes).
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Ten 'perfect' wines, but is 2010 vintage for investors?

Ten 'perfect' wines, but is 2010 vintage for investors? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Robert Parker, the US doyen of drinks critics, has spoken and the world of fine wine investors has listened. His latest pronouncements on the 2010 vintage of wines shows them to be of a great quality.
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Starring Film Role for Bordeaux Château

Starring Film Role for Bordeaux Château | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Clos Fourtet is coming to the big screen near you. Also in this week's Unfiltered, Danny Glover launches a wine for a cause, the Chinese make illegal tiger bone wine and science opens eyes to the secret behind beer goggles
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News Briefs for March 7, 2013 | Shanken News Daily

News Briefs for March 7, 2013 | Shanken News Daily | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Castle Brands is launching a new limited edition entry from the Jefferson’s small-batch Bourbon range, Jefferson’s Presidential Select 21-year-old Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
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First Jolie-Pitt rose wine vintage sells out within hours

First Jolie-Pitt rose wine vintage sells out within hours | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The first 6,000 bottles of Miraval rose wine from a French vineyard owned by Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sold out Thursday within hours of going on general sale.

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