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Bring Your Bottle of Wine, and Your Wallet

Bring Your Bottle of Wine, and Your Wallet | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There are things people will do in New Jersey that they'd never think of doing in New York, Lettie Teague writes. She's talking about bringing wine to a restaurant, of course.
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Let winemakers know if oxidized wine has spoiled your evening

Let winemakers know if oxidized wine has spoiled your evening | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine can be spoiled by several causes. Watch how long you age chardonnays.
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Searching out White Wines in a Rhone Style Blend

Searching out White Wines in a Rhone Style Blend | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
White wines from the Rhone are a great departure from single varietal whites. They can be lively, crisp and fun to pair with a variety of foods. Fortunately for the consumer, this style of wine is ...
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Quinta do Noval declared an exceptional Vintage Nacional 2011

Quinta do Noval declared an exceptional Vintage Nacional 2011 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I am in the Douro right now, where the weather is fine and sunny and spirits are high. On Monday, the Institute of Masters of Wine organised a fantastic tasting in London of all the declared 2011 Vintage Ports, which confirmed that we have a great Vintage...

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South Africa harvest at record high

South Africa harvest at record high | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine production in South Africa is expected to reach an all-time high this year after the 2013 grape harvest outstripped expectations to reach nearly 1.5m tons.
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Bordeaux 2012: Still waiting for big names

Bordeaux 2012: Still waiting for big names | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
En primeur releases this morning include Beychevelle, Grand Puy Lacoste and Haut Batailley but there are some big names still waiting in the wings.
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Re: Wine tasting is bullshit

Re: Wine tasting is bullshit | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Two of my non-enophile friends forwarded me the blog post "Wine tasting is bullshit. Here's Why," that's making the rounds of social media. Both of them apparently expected me to respond in some way.

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Our restaurant critic tries to make sense of those crazy wine markups

Our restaurant critic tries to make sense of those crazy wine markups | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There is perhaps nothing more galling than flipping open a restaurant’s wine list to find a $15 bottle you know and love listed for more than $50.
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Argentine wine industry strives to expand internationally

Argentine wine industry strives to expand internationally | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In 2012, wine exports increased in volume by 17% to 365 million liters and in value by 10.15%, reaching US$920.4 million.
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How Wine Criticism Is Changing

How Wine Criticism Is Changing | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Twice in the past several months, the wine world has been rocked by news from Robert Parker, the world's most famous wine critic.
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Murdoch Buys Moraga Vineyards Above Bel Air, Wine Spectator Says

Murdoch Buys Moraga Vineyards Above Bel Air, Wine Spectator Says | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch agreed to buy Moraga Vineyards in the hills above the Bel Air district of Los Angeles, Wine Spectator said.
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Jefford on Monday: A Decade on the Bench

Jefford on Monday: A Decade on the Bench | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What’s a decade? One-fifth of a working lifetime, in most cases: a significant span. I’m now home after the tenth year of sitting in judgment as a panel chair for the Decanter World Wine Awards – for Regional France on this occasion.
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Tasmania seeks to tempt Champagne investors

Tasmania seeks to tempt Champagne investors | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Officials in Tasmania are seeking to persuade Champagne houses to invest in their island's potential.
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The Perfect Time for Pinot Noir

The Perfect Time for Pinot Noir | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As the temperature rises and the evenings draw out, our palates naturally lean toward lighter styles. This is when Pinot Noirs, particularly those from Volnay, are easy to enjoy.
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Chapoutier: ‘Bring water back into wine’

Chapoutier: ‘Bring water back into wine’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winemaker Michel Chapoutier has called for water to be re-introduced to winemaking to help counter rising alcohol levels.
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Robb Report's Best of the Best 2013: M. Chapoutier 2009 Ermitage Le Pavillon

Robb Report's Best of the Best 2013: M. Chapoutier 2009 Ermitage Le Pavillon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The winemaking history of France’s Rhône region stretches back millennia. After Julius Caesar conquered Gaul, the enterprising Romans were intrigued by the vinous potential of the province known as Gallia Narbonensis...

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Fair Trade Comes to Wine

Fair Trade Comes to Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Best known for coffee, as well as bananas, tea and cocoa, the fair-trade movement is taking hold in the U.S. wine market, with a tiny but growing presence among imports from Argentina, Chile and South Africa.
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Christie's launches vineyard sales service

Christie's launches vineyard sales service | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Christie’s is launching a service to help prospective buyers of vineyard estates.
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Asian investors snap up new Bordeaux properties

Asian investors snap up new Bordeaux properties | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chateau de Pic in the Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, Chateau l’Enclos in Sainte Foy la Grande and Chateau Patarabet in Saint Emilion are the latest Bordeaux estates to reportedly pass into the hands of Asian investors.
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Wine Australia chief leaves as merger is prepared

Wine Australia chief leaves as merger is prepared | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Australia chief executive Andrew Cheesman is stepping down as the organisation prepares to merge with the country’s Grape & Wine Research & Development Corporation (GWRDC).
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Wine Forger's Handbook warns of dangers of fake wines

Wine Forger's Handbook warns of dangers of fake wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A new eBook warning of the dangers of counterfeit wines has just been published online.
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Why Welsh wines could soon rank themselves alongside some of the world's most famous

Why Welsh wines could soon rank themselves alongside some of the world's most famous | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Vineyards in Wales are planning to form their own association to promote their product
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Pfister family helping to put Alsace's Bas-Rhin on the map

Pfister family helping to put Alsace's Bas-Rhin on the map | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Alsace is France's most distinct wine region. Its wines -- imposingly full-bodied whites from Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, oily textured and extravagantly perfumed -- stand worlds apart from the precise, salt-and-chalk profile established by the Loire Valley, or the lush, sumptuous portrait of Burgundy.

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Wine in mind: The jewel of Aragon

Wine in mind: The jewel of Aragon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Here's a pop quiz! Name the country that has the most Grenache vines in the world. What's your guess? Could it be France, Australia or perhaps the USA? What about Italy?
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Sir Alex Ferguson looking to buy French vineyard say reports

Sir Alex Ferguson looking to buy French vineyard say reports | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sir Alex Ferguson is reported to be interested in acquiring a vineyard in France.
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