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Living the Wine Lover's Dream in France

Living the Wine Lover's Dream in France | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Michael Affatato's relationship with wine started with his career in advertising – a career he realized he didn't want not long after he completed his advertising degree at FIT.
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The crisp German wine

The crisp German wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

There is so much to be said about German wines and most of this stuff is the kind that won’t require us to utter a single word. It is a visual novel quite literally. From the pretty labels that encase the history of their villages to the rich heady nose on their great Rieslings from over five decades ago...

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16G for 2 bottles of wine

16G for 2 bottles of wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This dinner may have left them in the red.Two business associates visiting New York casually strolled into the iconic “21” club for a weeknight supper this summer — and left 90...
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Trophy Wines in a Low-Key Case

Trophy Wines in a Low-Key Case | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of the best wine lists in Manhattan belongs to a restaurant that's been in business for more than two decades and is partially owned by a Hollywood movie star—and yet it remains well off the radar of most oenophiles.
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Why is NASA studying the Tears of Wine?

Why is NASA studying the Tears of Wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Tears of Wine are the most famous manifestation of the Marangoni Effect. This is a physical phenomenon that was first discovered in the 1800s and is still being investigated by space agencies.
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Santa Cruz Mountains wines' dual inspirations

Santa Cruz Mountains wines' dual inspirations | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
"By the turn of the century, Rixford's reputation was remarkable," writes historian Charles Sullivan, thanks to both the quality of his wines and his authorship of "The Wine Press and the Cellar," which became the state's definitive pre-Prohibition...
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"We have noticed a clear intention to sell European wines in the Chinese market at below-cost price," Wang said.

"We have noticed a clear intention to sell European wines in the Chinese market at below-cost price," Wang said. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The government has been asked to investigate if European winemakers are being subsidized and dumping their produce in China, a move analysts said is Beijing's latest response to the European Union's rising trade protectionism against China.
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Smartphones revolutionizing wine sales for ‘Millennials’

Smartphones revolutionizing wine sales for ‘Millennials’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The needs and behaviors of Millennials greatly differ from laptop or desktop users. They are in wine bars, grocery stores, Starbucks shops and while commuting. And, they are using their smartphones to search, discuss, share, and decide what wine they are going to have with dinner, at a party or at a special occasion.

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Is This Bottle of Wine Worth $168,000?

Is This Bottle of Wine Worth $168,000? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Australian winemaker Penfolds' priciest offering yet, the Penfolds Ampoule, is a sculpture-and-winemaking crossover that comes with a $168,000 price tag. What makes it so expensive?
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Great noses unite to uncork the secrets of their countries' best wine

Great noses unite to uncork the secrets of their countries' best wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
WHEN the Chilean wine writer Eduardo Brethauer thinks of his home country, he conjures the soft tannins of the carmenere grape, the mineral flavours from vineyards planted by the Pacific Ocean and cabernet sauvignon grown high in the mountains.
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The World’s Most Unusual Wine Regions

The World’s Most Unusual Wine Regions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Years back, when Napa winemaker Michael Mondavi told me that he would love to make wine on the moon, I thought, Michael, you are one crazy dude.

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Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog named 2012 Best Overall Wine Blog

Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog named 2012 Best Overall Wine Blog | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The 2012 Wine Blog Awards were presented today during the Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland Oregon. Winners in nine categories were announced including Best Overall Wine Blog. Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog was named Best Overall Wine Blog yesterday at the 2012 Wine Blog Awards ceremony in Portland, Oregon...

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Anthony Rose: 'There are several differences between Japan and China's fledgling wine industries'

Anthony Rose: 'There are several differences between Japan and China's fledgling wine industries' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
An invitation to judge wine competitions in Japan and China last month gave me an irresistible opportunity to take a good look at the fledgling wine industries of these two Asian powerhouses side by side.
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Sweet, easy-drinking wine is taking America by storm

Sweet, easy-drinking wine   is taking America by storm | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I t is a wine that is currently taking America by storm but will be very much an acquired taste over here. What is it? Moscato – currently the number three best-selling white wine in the US and...
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"The best wine that will suitably go down well with the Asian cuisine is a rose"

"The best wine that will suitably go down well with the Asian cuisine is a rose" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

According to the brand ambassador of Marques de Caceres for Asia Pacific, Xavier Vicente, the best wine that will suitably go down well with the Asian cuisine is a rose such as their ‘Rosado Joven Seco’.

 

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Chinese Investors Snap Up Burgundy Vineyard As Thirst For French Wine Grows

Chinese Investors Snap Up Burgundy Vineyard As Thirst For French Wine Grows | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The chateau producing Napoleon's favourite red wine, one of Burgundy's most prized vineyards, has been sold to a Chinese gambling tycoon, sparking dire warnings from local growers of a "foreign invasion" of mainly Asian investors.

 

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The Everyday Sommelier on the Corner

The Everyday Sommelier on the Corner | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Restaurant sommeliers get a lot of attention, but wine retailers are just as knowledgable and offer a closer personal connection, says Lettie Teague.
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Wild yeast can bring good things to the wine bottle

Wild yeast can bring good things to the wine bottle | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The great majority of contemporary wines are inoculated with purchased yeasts, used by winemakers to induce specific aromas and flavors into the wines, and to ensure that fermentations are trouble-free and complete.
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Domaine de l’Arlot: launch of the new website

Domaine de l’Arlot: launch of the new website | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

"We have just launched the new website for Domaine de l’Arlot: www.arlot.com. You can read and visualise far more about Domaine de l’Arlot by linking to the site than by reading anything I can say here, but as someone who looks after vineyards in several very different places, I can say that I find Domaine de l’Arlot to be very special..."

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Top 10 bad wine ideas of our time

Top 10 bad wine ideas of our time | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Top 10 bad wine ideas of our time... 1. Lindeman's Tropicana coolerA 250ml, brightly coloured Tetra Pak with straw, withdrawn after the federal government suggested it may be attractive to children...

 

 

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Is China threatening to take on the wine industry?

Is China threatening to take on the wine industry? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

We constantly hear threats the China is going to overtake the U.S. to become the largest economy in the world. And while many of us don’t believe it, we’ve gotten accustomed to hearing it. But is China threatening to take on the wine industry?

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Lafite 1982 Leads $820,000 Christie’s Online Wine Auction

Lafite 1982 Leads $820,000 Christie’s Online Wine Auction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A case of 1982 Chateau Lafite helped Christie’s International raise $819,715 in its first exclusively online wine auction yesterday.

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Obscure Grapes, Small Growers Give Soul to Spanish Wines

Obscure Grapes, Small Growers Give Soul to Spanish Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Wine writer and importer Gerry Dawes is nothing if not highly opinionated about Spanish wines. In 2003 Dawes was awarded Spain’s prestigious Premio Nacional de Gastronomia, and Spanish superstar chef Ferran Adria said of him, “Spain wouldn’t be as known to Americans without the stories Gerry tells and writes.”

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Famille Perrin, Caprai, Artadi, Chanson, Veuve Cliquot are Wine Enthusiast’s 2012 Wine Star Award Nominees

Famille Perrin, Caprai, Artadi, Chanson, Veuve Cliquot are Wine Enthusiast’s 2012 Wine Star Award Nominees | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Each year, the editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine honor outstanding achievement in the wine and spirits world, both within that given year and over time. New to this year’s 13th annual Wine Star Awards is the Sommelier of the Year award, given to an individual whose knowledge and efforts make an establishment’s wine program exemplary...

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Sunshine Breeds Charm in the Southern Rhône

Sunshine Breeds Charm in the Southern Rhône | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In the south, a plethora of grapes are permitted – 13 in total for use in reds, all found in the prestigious blend of Château Beaucastel. The wines of the south are also more charming – some would call them rustic...

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