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Banfi's new guard wants to thaw Riunite wine image

Banfi's new guard wants to thaw Riunite wine image | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The U.S. wine market has come a long way since 1967 when Banfi Vintners started importing Riunite Lambrusco from Italy. Now, the third generation of the family that runs the company is introducing products and making acquisitions to suit the times.
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Argentine wines take centre stage

Argentine wines take centre stage | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Unlike some recent breakout wines highlighting different regions and countries that consisted of mediocre selections, finally we have some terrific winners...
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Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With a plethora of international cuisine now available, the traditional European-based rules of food and wine matching are no longer the preeminent catch-all guide they once were.
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A Taste of Spain That Blends Old and New

A Taste of Spain That Blends Old and New | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator executive editor Thomas Matthews visits Mario Batali's Casa Mono restaurant, which has perhaps the best Spanish wine list in New York.
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Wine Talk: Advancing ‘Brand Israel’

Wine Talk: Advancing ‘Brand Israel’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A US consortium of Israeli wineries is making a splash worldwide.
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Bordeaux 2011: Cos d'Estournel releases at half the price of 2010

Bordeaux 2011: Cos d'Estournel releases at half the price of 2010 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Cos d’Estournel has released its 2011 today at €108 per bottle ex-negociant, half the price of last year but still around twice the price of other vintages.
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Château Lafite Rothschild Releases Its 2011 Price

Château Lafite Rothschild Releases Its 2011 Price | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
At least one prominent Bordeaux château has answered the call from négociants and retailers asking for an early and quick en primeur season this year.
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The Era of the Sommelier as Delphic Oracle Is Over

The Era of the Sommelier as Delphic Oracle Is Over | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
"People are no longer looking for the best wine, they're looking for the most distinctive wine," says Levi Dalton, sommelier at Boulud Sud in New York City. While that may just sound like semantics, it's actually the single most significant development in the diner-sommelier relationship over the past 20 years.
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What You Should Be Drinking Now

What You Should Be Drinking Now | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer has the cure for anyone in a "wine rut": some excellent but obscure grape varieties may be just the thing to bring variety back to your wine life.
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No More Nouveaux Bordeaux for Nouveaux Riche

No More Nouveaux Bordeaux for Nouveaux Riche | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of the more rarefied markets of the rich is the “en primeur” system, also known as the wine futures market.
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Sustainable practices boost appeal of South African wines

Sustainable practices boost appeal of South African wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
On this Earth Day, the Swirl Girls tip our made-from-recycled-material hats - and our wine glasses - to South Africa and its extraordinary winemaking...
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U.S. wine prices headed higher for consumers

U.S. wine prices headed higher for consumers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.consumers are going to be faced with a choice this year: pay more for a bottle of domestic wine, settle for lower quality, or buy cheaper imports, the Silicon Valley Bank forecast...
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Happy Malbec World Day ! Feliz Dia Mundial del Malbec ! Vive La Journée du Malbec !

Happy Malbec World Day ! Feliz Dia Mundial del Malbec ! Vive La Journée du Malbec ! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Michel Rolland : "My first contact with the Malbec grape variety was in the province of Salta, Cafayate, at 1700 meters in the Andes. Malbec has a taste that appeals to consumers. Lots of black fruit, powerful tannins but not harsch, very round...

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The Primeurs System in Bordeaux – A Personal View | Christian Seely’s Blog

The Primeurs System in Bordeaux – A Personal View | Christian Seely’s Blog | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Chateau Latour's recently announced decision to quit the en primeur system as from next year has naturally stimulated quite a lot of debate, and the subject merits reflection.

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Mendoza makes good as Argentina's promising wine country

Mendoza makes good as Argentina's promising wine country | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Argentina’s lovely, ever-improving wine industry is also the source of incredible bargains.
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My All-Time Favorite Wine!

My All-Time Favorite Wine! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Along the way I have learned that there is no such thing as a “best” wine, and each great bottle and varietal is suited to certain foods or occasions. But that does not mean I can’t have a favorite. I do, and it is...
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From terroir to tourism: a guide to Lebanese wine

From terroir to tourism: a guide to Lebanese wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Lebanon’s wine industry has hit booms and busts since its ancient, Phoenician origins but is rapidly expanding again today as many wineries increase production and new.
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Does hyperdecanting wine work?

Does hyperdecanting wine work? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Can a bottle of inexpensive red wine be improved by giving it a swirl in the blender?
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LVMH Sales Rise But Growth Slows in Fashion, Leather

LVMH Sales Rise But Growth Slows in Fashion, Leather | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
LVMH's wine and spirits division, which includes Cloudy Bay wine and Moet & Chandon Champagne, posted a 22% increase in revenue to €926 million, compared with a strong performance in the same period of 2011, when high demand in the U.S. and Asia lifted sales.
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Selling Armagnac to China: Worth Watching

Selling Armagnac to China: Worth Watching | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Comparing and contrasting Cognac and Armagnac in China—without one suffering?
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California Pinot Noir: What does an AVA designation really mean?

California Pinot Noir: What does an AVA designation really mean? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Our wine columnist calls into question the variance in American Viticultural Areas and notes the difference between them and the French AOC.
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Chocolate flavored wine?

Chocolate flavored wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A lot more people are drinking wine today than ever before. But is it really wine they are drinking?
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Blind tasting : To see or not to see, that is the question !

Blind tasting : To see or not to see, that is the question ! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Evidently, the subject of blind tasting vs. seeing what you are drinking has become a bit of an issue with wine writers and critics. I say this because I believe (And this is just my personal observation) that the Wine Spectator responded to a statement made by Antonio Galloni about tasting wines in the blind format.
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US : Appeal of organic products seeps into wine industry

US : Appeal of organic products seeps into wine industry | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) - The popularity offarm-to-table restaurants and organic produce is seeping intothe wine industry as more producers adopt green practices.But their motives for making organic,...
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Bordeaux 2011: Pauillac, Tasting Notes, April 2012

Bordeaux 2011: Pauillac, Tasting Notes, April 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I conclude my first report on the 2011 vintage in Pauillac with my tasting notes for the top wines, including Lafite, Mouton, Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pichon-Baron, Pichon-Lalande and many more.

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