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Video: ‘The Celebrity Guide to Wine’ featuring Steven Seagal, Whoopi Goldberg and many fabulous moments

Video: ‘The Celebrity Guide to Wine’ featuring Steven Seagal, Whoopi Goldberg and many fabulous moments | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Presenting “The Celebrity Guide to Wine” — quite possibly the best thing you will see on the internet today. Made in 1990 and hosted by former Spago maitre d’ Bernard Erpicum, it also stars ’80s celebrities like Dudley Moore, Kelly LeBrock, Steven Seagal...

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4 Late Summer Reading Picks on Wine and Perfume

4 Late Summer Reading Picks on Wine and Perfume | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There's still time before the summer ends to pick up a book or two, especially when the subjects are wine or perfume.
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Wine Whine: What Does "Not Too Expensive" Mean To You? How About To Your Sommelier?

Wine Whine: What Does "Not Too Expensive" Mean To You? How About To Your Sommelier? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last week I had a frustrating service experience with a sommelier at one of L.A.'s most highly regarded restaurants....
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Pesticide Levels In Wine From China "No Risk To Health," Gov't Says

Pesticide Levels In Wine From China "No Risk To Health," Gov't Says | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Pesticide residue in Chinese red wine poses no threat to health, the country’s Ministry of Health said yesterday, according to a report in today’s state-published Shanghai Daily.
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Wine imports give Chinese firms a hangover

Wine imports give Chinese firms a hangover | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chinese consumers' growing preference for imported wine is expected to pile further pressure on beleaguered domestic wine brands, according to industry analysts.
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Chinese and Brazilian wine: hello UK

Chinese and Brazilian wine: hello UK | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
“Made in China” is a familiar mark on many products in the UK, but not imported wine. That is about to change, as Waitrose has announced that it will become the first British supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wine later this month.
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Wines from Chile worth a fresh look

Wines from Chile worth a fresh look | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hot in the 1990s but recently overshadowed by it’s neighboring Argentina, Chile is making wines worth a fresh look.
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Fear of Wine: Oenophobia = Xenophobia

Fear of Wine: Oenophobia = Xenophobia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In this week's New York Times dining section, wine writer Eric Asimov -- the Solomon of wine writing, as I like to call him -- asks: "Should a Wine List Educate or Merely Flatter You? [and] How Adventurous Should a Wine List Be?"
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Now Pouring at Fashion Site Vente-Privee: Online Wine

Now Pouring at Fashion Site Vente-Privee: Online Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“It’s really a marketing campaign -- we’re shipping out paid samples, not discounted products,” said Michel Chapoutier, a winemaker in the Rhone Valley. “People then recognize our brand on wine lists in restaurants, or call us to order another case.”

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IS WINE COMPLEXITY A COMPLEX SUBJECT?

IS WINE COMPLEXITY A COMPLEX SUBJECT? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
So many subjects in the world of wine can appear to be complicated. So much so that many consumers tend to ignore all the parlance of wine writers, simply buy what they like and leave the debating and analyzing to the so-called experts.
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Got Legs? Wine legs that is! (video)

Got Legs? Wine legs that is! (video) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ever wonder about the legs of your wine? Our wine columnist Laurie Forster tells you everything you need to know about how to look at the legs of your wine and what they can tell you.
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Wines That Champion Worthy Causes With Every Purchase

Wines That Champion Worthy Causes With Every Purchase | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Train's Save Me San Francisco Chardonnay Charitable giving and wine enjoyment are as easy as a trip to the store these days.
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How Adventurous Should a Wine List Be?

How Adventurous Should a Wine List Be? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A New York Post columnist raises the issue of exotic and unusual restaurant wine offerings, with many readers debating his stand.
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Boom in Bordeaux Wines Ends With a Whimper

Boom in Bordeaux Wines Ends With a Whimper | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Boasting internationally-recognized names like Chateaux Margaux and Mouton-Rotschild and Smith Haut Lafitte, the French region of Bordeaux is often dubbed the fine wine capital of the world.
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Uncorked: Montelena wines 36 years after ‘Bottle Shock’

Uncorked: Montelena wines 36 years after ‘Bottle Shock’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Uncorked: Montelena wines 36 years after ‘Bottle Shock’ - All along Napa’s and Sonoma’s highways and byways American pioneering wineries are celebrating milestone birthdays. Chateau Montelena is one of a host that are celebrating 40-plus anniversa...
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Quitting en primeur was Latour’s long term plan

Quitting en primeur was Latour’s long term plan | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

François Pinault had always planned for Château Latour to leave the en primeur system according to Jean Garandeau, commercial director at the property.

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Burgundy's Trying Year : The third hailstorm in two months exacerbates the challenging 2012 growing season

Burgundy's Trying Year : The third hailstorm in two months exacerbates the challenging 2012 growing season | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Burgundy’s wine growers are used to the quirks of nature, especially rain, humidity and the disease pressure that accompanies them. However, 2012 has been particularly challenging. On Aug.
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Why Wine Scores Matter: It's Cultural

Why Wine Scores Matter: It's Cultural | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Consumers at large need scores. It has to be a number. It has to be a score. And it has to help them make a quick buying decision without getting into complex topics such as fermentation, canopy management or yeast types.
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Extra-dry weather a bittersweet harvest for US winemakers

Extra-dry weather a bittersweet harvest for US winemakers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Winemakers in drought-hitparts of the United States are predicting a smaller and earlier 2012 harvest but see an upside in higher-quality productionbecause of the high...

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Wine buyer moves into role of customer

Wine buyer moves into role of customer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
He's 41 years old. He's just quit working at the wine shop where he'd been employed since the month before his 21st birthday. And now he's doing something he's never done before: He's buying wine...
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Say Hello to the Wine App for 'Normal People'

Say Hello to the Wine App for 'Normal People' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Vivino wine app is perfect for novices who aren't into writing lengthy reviews but want to remember a wine every now and then.
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The Southern Rhône wins Gold Again in 2010

The Southern Rhône wins Gold Again in 2010 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“2010 will be an exceptional vintage; it could be amongst the best ever made,” declared Marc Perrin of Château de Beaucastel at a tasting in London in October 2011. “The colour is far superior to anything I’ve seen in the last eight years to ten years and the Mourvèdre is sumptuous. We are expecting wines with freshness and balance. It’s the best vintage since 1978”.

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Mourvèdre will one day be seen as the grape variety of choice for the finest, warmest red wine sites in the south of France

Mourvèdre will one day be seen as the grape variety of choice for the finest, warmest red wine sites in the south of France | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Mourvèdre can also take a predominant (though rarely exclusive) role, notably in the Hommage à Jacques Perrin of Château de Beaucastel.
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The Traveling Grape: Predicting our Future Wines

The Traveling Grape: Predicting our Future Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Visiting the oldest and most prestigious wine-growing areas in Europe, it’s entirely possible to run into very old vines interplanted with different red and white varieties.
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Scientists invite wine lovers to 'name that grape' 

Scientists invite wine lovers to 'name that grape'  | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Grape breeders from Cornell University in New York are appealing for the public's help in naming two new wine grape varieties that will be released next year.
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