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A toast to the trend in nuance

A toast to the trend in nuance | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Marchesi welcomes the trend he sees in Oregon in which winemakers favor balance, subtlety and regional expression over sheer power. But it’s not limited to Oregon. In Australia, known for blockbuster shiraz with jammy flavors and alcohol topping 15 percent, vintners are scaling back.

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The Word That Dares Not Speak Its Name

The Word That Dares Not Speak Its Name | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer talks about what it takes to become a connoisseur of wine: insight takes time, exposure, careful consideration … and empathy.
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Pruning Time at Château Petit-Village and Mas Belles Eaux

Pruning Time at Château Petit-Village and Mas Belles Eaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It is pruning time at the moment. I thought it would be interesting to talk to two of our talented Technical Directors, Marielle Cazaux at Château Petit-Village and Cédric Loiseau at Mas Belles Eaux about the type of pruning at their respective properties: Guyot Simple at Château Petit-Village and the Cordon de Royat at Mas Belles Eaux.

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Jefford on Monday: The Institution of Delicacy

Jefford on Monday: The Institution of Delicacy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The hushed season of ice and snowflakes is as good a time as any to consider the issue of delicacy in wine.
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Facebook Steps Into the Wine Business

Facebook Steps Into the Wine Business | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It was only a few years ago that you actually had to check a calendar to remember the birthday of a distant friend or in-law.
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Because you’re worth it

Because you’re worth it | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

When thinking about "ridiculous" prices, J-P might like to consider a few Champagnes. Setting aside Cattier's blingy gold-plated Armand de Brignac non vintage. And LVMH's Clos' d'Ambonnay £1,000+ Clos d'Ambonnay.

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Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt To Start Selling The Most Photogenic Wine In The World

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt To Start Selling The Most Photogenic Wine In The World | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
To spread their weirdly erotic love throughout the world, the couple will begin selling their own vintage from their 1,000-acre French estate beginning in March. Read on...
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Brad Pitt: “We are intimately involved and quite enthused over the wine project with our friends the Perrin family”

Brad Pitt: “We are intimately involved and quite enthused over the wine project with our friends the Perrin family” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will launch the first wine with their names on the label next month.

It’s a new rose from their 1,000-acre estate, Chateau Miraval, in Correns, France. The A-list Hollywood couple have been leasing the Provence property since 2008.

Chateau Miraval, a 1000-acre wine estate in Provence owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Pitt and Jolie are releasing their first wine, a rose, which is a joint venture with the Perrin wine family who own Chateau Beaucastel in the Rhone Valley.

Chateau Miraval's new rose, the first to carry the name of owners Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. On the back label, the names Jolie-Pitt and Perrin reflect the fact that this is a joint venture between the Hollywood duo and the Perrin winemaking family in the Rhone Valley, owners of Chateau Beaucastel.
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Argentina’s wine industry still struggling despite worldwide acclaim

Argentina’s wine industry still struggling despite worldwide acclaim | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Argentina has built up a world-class wine industry, luring a flood of wine tourists, but boosting the quality quotient is still keeping its winemakers hard at work.

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Pete Bollini's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:15 AM

Argentina is seeing a familiar scene playing out involving an authoritarian government and disastrous economy that seems headed for hyperinflation. Like many others, the wine industry is also feeling the pinch. Having spent many millions of dollars on creating an excellent product that managed to establish an important position worldwide, today it finds itself quickly losing ground to its competitors. Government red tape is also doing its fatal bit as  Economy Secretary Moreno ordered a price freeze on all supermarket products. 

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Wine: why sémillon's on the up

Wine: why sémillon's on the up | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's high time sémillon had its moment in the spotlight, says Fiona Beckett
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Wine and Cheese as It Was Meant to Be

Wine and Cheese as It Was Meant to Be | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Vin Jaune, with its distinctive flavor, is the pride of the Jura region of France. The wine, which exudes power and elegance, is also one of the few wines that can stand up properly to cheese.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Launch Wine Label

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Launch Wine Label | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The estate also produces a "Pink Floyd rosé," after the band that once recorded there. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have paired with a wine-making giant to produce wines on their estate in Provence. The Perrin family, owners of Chateau Beaucastel in France's Chateauneuf-du-Pape region, will take over wine production at the Jolie-Pitt's Chateau Miraval, according to Decanter.

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Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2010: The wine of kings, the king of wines...

Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2010: The wine of kings, the king of wines... | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In 1997 Chateau Gruaud-Larose, an 1855 classifed growth with a long history, was repurchased by the Merlaut family. Bearer of a long viticulutural tradition dating to the 18th century, Gruaud- Larose is a Saint-Julien whose particularity is that its 82 hectares of vines are in a single, undivided vineyard. With soils that consist of quaternary gravel on a substratum of tertiary clay it possesses the ideal combination for ensuring that the Cabernet-Sauvignon (majority), Merlot, Cabernet-Franc and Malbec receive correct nutrition and reach full ripeness.

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A Wine and Food Experience in Southern Tuscany

A Wine and Food Experience in Southern Tuscany | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This May, the idyllic Maremma hosts a number of eno-gastronomic, cultural and sports events.
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Pauillac 2010: a remarkable identity

Pauillac 2010: a remarkable identity | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The 2010 vintage climate in Pauillac was defined by dry conditions, an exceptional amount of sunshine, cool nights and rainfall that arrived at just the right time – giving the 2010 vintage a remarkable identity.

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Decanter launches on iPhone as brand reaches record digital audience

Decanter launches on iPhone as brand reaches record digital audience | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Decanter magazine has launched a new digital version on the iPhone, and is now available on all major smartphones and tablet devices.
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In UK, Supermarket wine aisles to shrink, says Bibendum buyer

In UK, Supermarket wine aisles to shrink, says Bibendum buyer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Falling consumption and squeezed profits could mean less space for wine on supermarket shelves in the UK, says Bibendum buyer.
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Outside the Bottle with Talia Baiocchi

Outside the Bottle with Talia Baiocchi | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

This is my eleventh column for Wine Spectator and, sadly, as less-than-ideal timing would have it, it's also my last.

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Philippe Starck to design Carmes Haut-Brion winery

Philippe Starck to design Carmes Haut-Brion winery | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
French designer Philippe Starck is to design a new winery, barrel cellars and reception area at Chateau Carmes Haut-Brion in Pessac-Leognan.
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"Fifty shades of grape" by Jancis Robinson

"Fifty shades of grape" by Jancis Robinson | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Friday before last I was treated to one of the most pleasurable wine tastings I can remember. It was not that the wines themselves were the greatest ever. In my time I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy various series of classic and historic vintages.
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Château Latour: Bordeaux wine a steal at $2000 a bottle

Château Latour: Bordeaux wine a steal at $2000 a bottle | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It’s not every day you get to taste a wine that sells for more than $2000 a bottle.
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US Iconic, collectible cabernets

US Iconic, collectible cabernets | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Recently a couple sat down with a 1981 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon, apprehension covering their faces. Their eyes almost pleaded with the bottle: Be as wonderful as expected. As the first
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The New Master of Affordable White Burgundies

The New Master of Affordable White Burgundies | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Pierre-Yves Colin, of the Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey domaine, is tagged as a superstar of tomorrow in the wine world—and Lettie Teague finds his wines quite stellar already.
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News Briefs for February 15, 2013 |

News Briefs for February 15, 2013 | | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Champagne sales fell 4.4% by volume for the 12 months through December, to just under 309 million bottles, according to the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) trade group.
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Wonders of the Western Cape

Wonders of the Western Cape | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As South African vineyard workers battle soaring temperatures as they prepare for this year's harvest, all eyes turn to the Western Cape wines, which have made great strides in the past decade.
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