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Portugal: Small country with big, age-worthy wines

Portugal: Small country with big, age-worthy wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Portugal is a small country, but it is the 10th largest wine producer in the world. There are 14 wine regions and 30 or so indigenous grape varietals that are used to make table wines. In spite of its diversity, the one region that has consistently made high-quality wines — at least since I’ve been in the biz — is Dão.

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Web-Powered Wine

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Lettie Teague's Uncorking the City: The story of SevenFifty.com is a slight twist on Bill Gates's message: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
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How the Short European Harvest Might Affect Wine Lists

How the Short European Harvest Might Affect Wine Lists | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The startling announcement that as many as 200 Beaujolais producers may soon go out of business brought a stark emphasis to just how little wine was produced in some classic...
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Wine merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd sets up shop in Hong Kong

Wine merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd sets up shop in Hong Kong | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Berry Brothers & Rudd is eager to make the most of China's growing taste for fine wines
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‘American Wine,’ a story of great growth

‘American Wine,’ a story of great growth | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of the world’s most eminent wine writers tells the exciting story of modern U.S. viticulture.
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New visual campaign entitled "Mariage d'amour" for Valentine's day by...Champagne Henri Giraud

New visual campaign entitled "Mariage d'amour" for Valentine's day by...Champagne Henri Giraud | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

For 10 centuries, the wines from Ay are ranked among the noblest of the world. Kings, world leaders and even a pope wanted to own a plot of those vineyards and a press in Ay. The "agrafe", looking like a ring here on this picture, has always been part of Champagne Henri Giraud's history. Agrafe and Champagne Henri Giraud, the symbol of a "mariage d'amour"...

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One of Montalcino's historic properties is being sold.

One of Montalcino's historic properties is being sold. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of Montalcino's historic properties is being sold. Noemi Marone Cinzano told Wine Spectator that she is selling Tenuta di Argiano, the estate in Brunello di Montalcino that she purchased in 1992.
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François Perrin: "2012 is a very good year at Château de Beaucastel and in the South of Rhone Valley"

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Malaysia Airlines, a wine story

Malaysia Airlines, a wine story | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Malaysia Airlines has been awarded three prestigious distinctions in Business Traveller’s 'Cellars in the Sky' 2012.
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Why You Should Make Time for Port

Why You Should Make Time for Port | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's a wine that calls for stage directions as much as tasting notes—after dinner, by the fire—but Lettie Teague finds some Ports that are more versatile than you might expect.
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Daniel White's comment, February 10, 2013 11:28 AM
Yes always make time for a port, particularly tawny port!
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Sulfites Added to Wine -- The Reason You Get a Hangover?

Sulfites Added to Wine -- The Reason You Get a Hangover? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Even in the world of organic wines, there is a spectrum. You can have many spirited conversations (pun intended) about how "pure" pure can be, and now natural a wine might be. How do you determine if the sulfites in wine are causing headaches?
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"Why is Hermitage not as celebrated today as it should be? It may be partly due to the high prices and small quantities of Chapoutier’s top bottlings and uncertainty over the wines of Paul Jaboulet"

"Why is Hermitage not as celebrated today as it should be? It may be partly due to the high prices and small quantities of Chapoutier’s top bottlings and uncertainty over the wines of Paul Jaboulet" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

By Jancis Robinson : As usual I spent time in the Rhône Valley at the end of last year, tasting the vintage that was about 15 months old. Though most of the whites were in bottle, only the more modest reds had reached this stage.

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Red Burgundy From the 2010 Vintage

Red Burgundy From the 2010 Vintage | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A vintage like 2010 demonstrates that the quality of the red wines has never been higher or more consistent, emphasizing finesse and balance.
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Matthew Kaner answers five questions on wine

Matthew Kaner answers five questions on wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Here starts a series on influential wine people in Los Angeles. To kick things off, we asked Matthew Kaner, partner and wine guru at Bar Covell in East Hollywood, some questions:
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Why light red wines should steal the spotlight

Why light red wines should steal the spotlight | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The technical term wine thief refers to a pipette used to take a sample of wine from a cask, tank or other large container. But I use it here quite literally.
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Bruce Willis Talks in GQ: " I have wine now, mostly when I eat."

Bruce Willis Talks in GQ: " I have wine now, mostly when I eat." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
After reportedly becoming sober in 1988, the actor says he's now realized he isn't "gonna run myself off the pier of life with alcohol"
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Antonio Galloni, who was widely seen as Robert Parker's successor, leaves Wine Advocate

Antonio Galloni, who was widely seen as Robert Parker's successor, leaves Wine Advocate | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

We knew this would happen, didn't we? In December, when Robert M...

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Benoit Vialle's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:22 PM

"Bring those wines off the page directly to an audience" - that sounds like NakedWines :)

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Marlborough Pinot - Work in Progress

Marlborough Pinot - Work in Progress | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Rebecca Gibb writes about the development of Pinot Noir in Marlborough, New Zealand. Blog Wine ratings, Wine reviews, Wine tasting notes & Wine Videos from JamesSuckling.com.
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Lageder family using biodynamics to create their wines

Lageder family using biodynamics to create their wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If it's true that great wine is made in the vineyard, not the winery, then the wines of Alto-Adige should be gorgeous. And they are.
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Thousand-pound Burgundies in £3m government cellar

Thousand-pound Burgundies in £3m government cellar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Thousand-pound bottles of Domaine de la Romanee Conti, as well as Chateau Margaux, Cheval Blanc, Cos d'Estournel and other fine wines were served last year at official functions, according to a statement released by the Foreign Office last week.
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Jefford on Monday: To Boldly Go

Jefford on Monday: To Boldly Go | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
He’s moved since my last visit, but since he wishes to remain strictly anonymous (a secret agent of sorts) I’d better not describe the house or the street. Both, while grand, are discreet. The bottles were neatly arrayed in a room...
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Beaucastel Red 2010 by Thomas Perrin

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Wine Spectator’s Worobiec and Wesley Promoted to Senior Editor

Wine Spectator’s Worobiec and Wesley Promoted to Senior Editor | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
MaryAnn Worobiec and Nathan Wesley, both experienced members of Wine Spectator's tasting department, have joined the ranks of the magazine's senior editors.
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California's 2012 wine grape harvest largest to date

California's 2012 wine grape harvest largest to date | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
California's grape wine harvest in 2012 was the largest to date, up 20% from the year earlier, according to a preliminary report released Friday.
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Organics chief slams Bettane and Desseauve

Organics chief slams Bettane and Desseauve | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The head of France’s organic wine body has slammed wine critics Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve for an article that contained, in the organisation's view, a ‘fundamental misunderstanding’ of organic wines.
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