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Wines to take a punt on

Wines to take a punt on | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Fine wine offers that magical combination of limited supply and great demand – but caveat emptor, writes JOHN WILSON...
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The most radical transformation of New Zealand wine

The most radical transformation of New Zealand wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Cast your mind back to when screwcaps on wine were a rare sight; there was more chardonnay in our vineyards than sauvignon blanc and just over a dozen wineries down in Central Otago...
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It's OK, put all your wine-related worries on ice

It's OK, put all your wine-related worries on ice | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I was at a small in-store tasting last week when the manager enthusiastically pulled a wine from the shelves, opened the bottle and poured some into a cup...
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Chenin blanc grapes make wine ranging from stone-dry to supersweet

Chenin blanc grapes make wine ranging from stone-dry to supersweet | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We've all sipped some chenin blanc in our day, fine chenin blanc such as dry Vouvray, if we were smart, or all that California "chablis" that we swilled during college, if we weren't.
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This grape may be thin-skinned, but it’s full of flavour

This grape may be thin-skinned, but it’s full of flavour | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Having lurked long enough in the fine blends of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône and rosés, the ubiquitous Spanish grape is finally ready to carry the show...
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Bordeaux Wine Festival gets a taste of Hong Kong culture

Bordeaux Wine Festival gets a taste of Hong Kong culture | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Visitors to the 2012 Bordeaux Wine Festival as well as the inhabitants of Bordeaux - the sixth largest city in France and a world capital of wine - are about to get a taste of Hong Kong culture thanks to a variety of film and music events organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels (HKETO, Brussels).
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Napa's Bialla Vineyards Sold to Chinese Executive for $3.2 Million

Napa's Bialla Vineyards Sold to Chinese Executive for $3.2 Million | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Napa’s Bialla Vineyards, a decade-old boutique Cabernet producer that made a 95-point wine from the 2009 vintage, has been sold for $3.2 million to a Chinese business executive whose name has not yet been disclosed.
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Indian Tax Cuts Could Set Off Wine Boom

Indian Tax Cuts Could Set Off Wine Boom | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A deal is coming this year that could see India significantly opened up to the wine investment market as Indian import taxes on alcohol could be slashed by as much as 73 per cent.
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China gets a taste of Bordeaux

China gets a taste of Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Mr Williams said they wanted access to product, with 90 per cent of the buying interest driven by the desire to secure agricultural assets and take them back to China. He said there was a risk they would repeat the mistakes of the Japanese in the 1980s. ''The Japanese … bought product and didn't care whether the business made a profit in Australia or not … in the main they didn't understand how to run those investments and, 10 years on, many of those investments could be bought back at half the price, many after having gone broke.''

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China to drink more white wine, says study

China to drink more white wine, says study | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
White wine consumption in mainland China is set to rise significantly over the next five years, according to a study undertaken by analysts Wine Intelligence.
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Taylors Wines win Best of Australia award

Taylors Wines win Best of Australia award | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Taylors Wines has taken out the Best of Australia prize at the San Francisco International Wine Competition for a record-breaking fourth time.
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Christie's launches online auctions with wine sale

Christie's launches online auctions with wine sale | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Christie's, the global auction house, said on Monday that it is launching a series of online sales for global collectors that will run in parallel with its traditional sales.The online...
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"Famille Perrin", a new free iPad application for Southern Rhone Valley wine lovers

"Famille Perrin", a new free iPad application for Southern Rhone Valley wine lovers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Lovers of the great Southern Rhone wines finally have their application! Indeed, the new application Famille Perrin, launched today on iPad exclusively, invites you to discover a superb range of wines.
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Chateau Le Thil Comte Clary Sold to the Cathiards of Smith Haut Lafitte and Pichet of Carmes Haut Brion

Chateau Le Thil Comte Clary Sold to the Cathiards of Smith Haut Lafitte and Pichet of Carmes Haut Brion | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Chateau Le Thil Comte Clary in Martillac, Pessac Leognan, has been sold by Baron Gerard de Laitre to Daniel and Florence Cathiard of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte who have acquired the chateau, park and 11.6 hectares of the vineyard. Patrice Pichet, owner of Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, has also obtained 5.6 hectares of the vineyard.

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Do You Really Want to Know? Label Transparency in the Wine Industry

Do You Really Want to Know? Label Transparency in the Wine Industry | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Today's labels include the alcohol percentage, sometimes a little tasting note or some generic information on the winery—and more often than not the contains sulfites statement. Is this really enough or does the consumer want more information?
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Austria: The next spot for great red wine

Austria: The next spot for great red wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

My column on Austrian wine focused on the country’s white wines, but let’s not overlook its reds, which I discussed in detail in a column last year.

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What corkscrew works best on synthetic corks?

What corkscrew works best on synthetic corks? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The rubber or rubber-plastic amalgam corks being used in some lovely wines from Spain are driving me crazy: Two good corkscrews have broken. Is there a corkscrew that works better?
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In China, a city steeped in wine

In China, a city steeped in wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Drinking wine is now a part of the Yantai lifestyle, not surprising in a city that produces 360 million liters of wine yearly, one-third of the nation's total.
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Wine Drinkers Will Pay More for Bottles with Hard-to-Pronounce Name

Wine Drinkers Will Pay More for Bottles with Hard-to-Pronounce Name | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What's in a name? One study shows that in terms of wine, the name on the label can have a big impact on how much drinkers enjoy the taste—as well as how much they're willing to pay.
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Napa Wine Trip Tips From A Luxury Hotel Concierge

Napa Wine Trip Tips From A Luxury Hotel Concierge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With scores of outstanding wineries, Napa Valley is the country’s top destination for the sip-and-swirl crowd. But with stunning vineyard vistas, bustling towns and rich farmland supplying farm-to-table fare to Star-Rated restaurants, California’s Wine Country offers even more than the perfect pour of crisp chardonnay on a tasting room patio.
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Louis Roederer now Champagne's biggest biodynamic producer

Louis Roederer now Champagne's biggest biodynamic producer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Louis Roederer has increased its vineyard ownership to 230 hectares following the purchase of Champagne Leclerc-Briant.
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Piedra Negra, François Lurton’s Renamed Argentina Winery, Unifies Its Offerings

Piedra Negra, François Lurton’s Renamed Argentina Winery, Unifies Its Offerings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
French vintner François Lurton has renamed his Argentina winery. Formerly known as Bodega F. Lurton, the property has been rechristened Bodega Piedra Negra and is currently in the process of unifying its offerings under the new name, in an effort to make the range more easily identifiable.
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Getting a good wine education

Getting a good wine education | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Learning about wine can take a lifetime. It's no problem, however, since the course of study can be as enjoyable as you desire, or as limited as getting to know one wine type well and sticking with it.
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French classify ancient vines as national treasure

French classify ancient vines as national treasure | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - A wine plague spread by lice destroyed vines in France in the 19th century but a small area in the Pyrenees, which contains plants up to 200 years old, was spared and is being classified...
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Sauternes is a sweet wine, but there’s more to it

Sauternes is a sweet wine, but there’s more to it | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sales of dessert wines were up 80 percent last year, driven by the popularity of wines like moscato among millennials.
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