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Wine ban forces Georgia's ancient vineyards to branch out

Wine ban forces Georgia's ancient vineyards to branch out | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine-making in Georgia has been an integral part of the country's culture for millennia; so ingrained is viticulture in the country that imagery of grapevines can be seen adorning churches and public monuments.
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Is the secret to great wine under the sea?

Is the secret to great wine under the sea? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Does the sea hold the secret to truly great wines? To find out a trio of French wine lovers -- a vineyard manager, a barrel maker and an oyster farmer -- teamed up to test the myth, above and below water.

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Anthony Rose: 'Wine alcohol levels have risen on average 2 per cent'

Anthony Rose: 'Wine alcohol levels have risen on average 2 per cent' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It would be easy to knock Tesco's new raft of lower alcohol wines, given that few wine lovers would be likely to enjoy these saccharine 0-5 per cent confections.
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Tuscan winemaker Count Ugo Contini Bonacossi dies at 90

Tuscan winemaker Count Ugo Contini Bonacossi dies at 90 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last week another Italian wine great died at 90. He’s Count Ugo Contini Bonacossi of the Capezzana estate in Carmignano just northwest of Florence.
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Going to Great Heights for a Taste of Alpine Wine

Going to Great Heights for a Taste of Alpine Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the Alpine vineyards of Switzerland and Italy, there's a playful competition over whose vines claim the highest ground. What's clear is that both produce distinctive and rare whites worth knowing.
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Respect the Muscadet, a French wine great with food

Respect the Muscadet, a French wine great with food | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Among the white wines of France’s Loire Valley, Muscadet is something of a Rodney Dangerfield. It doesn’t get the respect of Vouvray, Sancerre or other smaller, better-known appellations.
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Pluck a Summer Rosé

Pluck a Summer Rosé | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Rosés are a far more varied bunch than most wine-lovers realize. It's worth sampling the wide range of styles.
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Bordeaux 2011: Merchants predicting 'pain ahead' despite price drops

Bordeaux 2011: Merchants predicting 'pain ahead' despite price drops | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Some UK wine merchants are predicting painful months ahead for the Bordeaux market despite more top chateaux dropping their prices this week.
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VieVinum 2012: Red is Cool

VieVinum 2012: Red is Cool | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Although Austria is known as a white wine country known for its native signature grape Grüner Veltliner, high quality Rieslings and Sauvignon Blancs from Styria, Austrian Wine Marketing Board is already busy planning future strategies to bring the red wines...

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Fred Schrader Takes the Wheel at France's Le Mans

Fred Schrader Takes the Wheel at France's Le Mans | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
California Cabernet legend Fred Schrader is trying his hand at car racing, taking his Aston Martin GT4 to Le Mans, France, to race against 30 other Aston Martin teams this month.
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Learning German

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Lettie Teague tagged along when Mosel winemaker Thomas Haag of Schloss Lieser winery was in New York this week to show off his wines at a group trade tasting and to attempt to sell a few wines.
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Fine-Wine World Looks East

Fine-Wine World Looks East | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Not only has Hong Kong become the fine-wine trading hub of Asia but it is now the largest auction market for fine wine in the world.
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Diageo Chateau & Estate Reshapes Portfolio, Focuses On Millennial Segment With Trio Of New Wine Brands

Diageo Chateau & Estate Reshapes Portfolio, Focuses On Millennial Segment With Trio Of New Wine Brands | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E) is aggressively targeting millennial consumers with the launch of three new wine brands featuring colorful names, eye-catching packaging, screwcap closures and prices in the $12-$14 range.
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Top wine demand falls in Asia

Top wine demand falls in Asia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Compared with the past two years, Asian buyers' demand for top wines in 2011 fell significantly this year.
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Wine Business Bypasses the Grapevine but Enjoys Its Fruits

Wine Business Bypasses the Grapevine but Enjoys Its Fruits | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A wine merchant has become a prominent name in the California wine industry, even though he doesn’t own a vineyard.
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Thinking about wine can help you relax, scientists claim

Thinking about wine can help you relax, scientists claim | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Just the thought of a glass of wine could be enough to help you relax because of the power of positive thinking, scientists have claimed.
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“I could and would forgo any other liquid forever, as long as I might drink one humble wine with my daily bread,”

“I could and would forgo any other liquid forever, as long as I might drink one humble wine with my daily bread,” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A new book gathers the legendary food writer's best essays on drink, most of which have been out of print for decades.
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Where Does Rioja Wine Really Come From?

Where Does Rioja Wine Really Come From? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It all started in 1591. That year, Juan Ramírez de Velasco, a Spanish conquistador, decided to name a newly conquered territory in the Americas, Todos los Santos de la Nueva Rioja, in honor to the region of La Rioja, Spain where he came was born.

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A Prince Among Rosés: Tempier Bandol

A Prince Among Rosés: Tempier Bandol | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When you taste wine, its initial impact is visual. The color and transparency or opacity of the wine is the first in a series of four "tasting" moments: Visual, olfactive, tactile/gustatory, temporal/mnemonic.
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Bordeaux vineyard prices up 10pc in 2011

Bordeaux vineyard prices up 10pc in 2011 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Deals for prestigious wine-growing areas spark rise in the average price of Bordeaux vineyards.
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Confessions of a wine sommelier

Confessions of a wine sommelier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Terms like “sommelier”, “wine expert” and “wine connoisseur” have been bandied about far too easily, I feel.
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The rise of New Zealand reds

The rise of New Zealand reds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Annoyingly herbaceous and atrociously vegetal were the damning judgments passed on our cabernet sauvignon and merlot by influential US wine critic Robert Parker some years back.
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Is Rose Lower In Calories Than Other Wines?

Is Rose Lower In Calories Than Other Wines? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Nutritionist Keri Glassman, who regularly shares her expertise on Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live, is answering your nutrition, diet, and health questions. This week’s question — Madeline K.
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Rioja’s young wines bring complex flavors to party

Rioja’s young wines bring complex flavors to party | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Rioja is one of the few regions left that still ages its wines for many years before releasing them to the public. It is not uncommon to see wines from the late 1990s on the shelves at local retailers, and even crianzas, which require less aging, are still stuck in the aughts.

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Why Israel is now the toast of the wine world

Why Israel is now the toast of the wine world | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The headline “Israel wins plaudits and acclaim in international forum” seems strange in today’s political climate.

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