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Taste Test: Does Decanting Wine Really Work?

Taste Test: Does Decanting Wine Really Work? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We'll be the first to admit it to you: although we like wine quite a bit, and have even made it one of our resolutions to drink more of it in 2013, we're not experts by any means.
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Australian Wine: Rebooting a Brand

Australian Wine: Rebooting a Brand | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It may take several years to turn around Australia's reputation as being a source mainly of cheap and simple "critter" wines, but greater exposure should definitely help the country regain its reputation for producing high quality wines.
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China will import less over the next four years: Vinexpo research

China will import less over the next four years: Vinexpo research | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
China will import wine at a slower pace as the country's domestic wine production increases - while the world's most populous nation is set to become the world’s second-biggest wine consumer by 2016.
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Domaine de la Romanee-Conti releases 2010 vintage

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti releases 2010 vintage | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Burgundy's Domaine de la Romanee-Conti has released its 2010 vintage – a year which owner Aubert de Villaine described as 'Homeric'.
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Wine in mind: Princess Isabella has a way with Prosecco

Wine in mind: Princess Isabella has a way with Prosecco | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Once upon a time …You know the fairy tale. In a far-off land there was a lovely princess who lived in a castle and had a gift for making all who knew her happy. Certainly this story seems a little far-fetched in the ultramodern 21st century.

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The Proust Q&A: Ernie Loosen

The Proust Q&A: Ernie Loosen | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

An archaeology graduate, ever-enthusiastic Ernie Loosen is the manager and winemaker at Dr. Loosen in the Mosel Valley in Germany. Loosen is largely responsible for putting German Riesling on the map. He lives in the Mosel with his wife and their beloved greyhound Diana (pictured).

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Mr. Tang, known as one of the biggest wine collectors in Asia

Mr. Tang, known as one of the biggest wine collectors in Asia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Henry Tang, whose wine cellar may have cost him election as Hong Kong's top official, will auction off some Burgundies in a sale that could fetch more than $3.7 million.
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The world’s top 10 most powerful fine wines

The world’s top 10 most powerful fine wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Once more, the drinks business has engaged Liv-ex – the global marketplace for the fine wine trade – to assess the world’s most powerful fine wine brands.
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Chateaux Cos d'Estournel, Pavie, Gruaud Larose, Haut Brion...Extensive Bordeaux on Offer at Artcurial Auction Feb 5-6

Chateaux Cos d'Estournel, Pavie, Gruaud Larose, Haut Brion...Extensive Bordeaux on Offer at Artcurial Auction Feb 5-6 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Artcurial’s wine and spirit auction taking place Feb 5-6 in Paris will offer three sought-after “Y de Yquem” 2011 magnums, the white dry wine produced by the Sauternes château only in so...
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Kosher Wine Fest Shows Israel's Lead in Field of Wine

Kosher Wine Fest Shows Israel's Lead in Field of Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Arutz Sheva visits the second annual Wine Seven Two kosher wine exhibition, featuring over 45 Israeli wineries.
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Growing Slovakia's wide range of grape varieties

Growing Slovakia's wide range of grape varieties | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Slovak Spectator is Slovakia's only English-language newspaper. It is published weekly and covers local news, culture and business.
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Chef Ducasse Serves Camel, No Wine, in Qatar Islam Center

Chef Ducasse Serves Camel, No Wine, in Qatar Islam Center | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
You are one of the world’s leading chefs and you want to create that special dish using luxury ingredients for your new restaurant in the Middle East.
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New York Restaurants Sue Storage Facility for $2 Million of Wine in Hurricane Limbo

New York Restaurants Sue Storage Facility for $2 Million of Wine in Hurricane Limbo | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Two of Keith McNally's New York restaurants, Minetta Tavern and Morandi, are trying to get back 1,590 cases of wines. Lawyers filed a lawsuit on Jan.
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Unfiltered: Chinese Wine in the Voice of Russell Crowe

Unfiltered: Chinese Wine in the Voice of Russell Crowe | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Unfiltered got a sneak peek at a new documentary on China's obsession with Bordeaux, titled Red Obsession and narrated by Russell Crowe. Another wine documentary, Somm, was picked up for national distribution by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
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The One Wine Trend I Want to Go Away

The One Wine Trend I Want to Go Away | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I've said it before and I'll say it again -- I am a wine drinker, not a female wine drinker.  I drink the same bottles men drink.  I don't want to drink wine developed in a marketing brief to capture women buyers.
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"The Muscadet of reckoning: a call to action" by Jancis Robinson

"The Muscadet of reckoning: a call to action" by Jancis Robinson | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Extinction is governed by two irreconcilable forces. On the one hand, natural laws of evolution demand that the weakest must die.
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Why do some wine lovers insist on exactitude?

Why do some wine lovers insist on exactitude? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer says that certain wines, particularly some Pinot Noirs from Burgundy, possess the mystical quality of turning 2 + 2 into 5. How they do it is one of wine's greatest mysteries.
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Red wine and green tea extracts interrupt Alzheimer's disease

Red wine and green tea extracts interrupt Alzheimer's disease | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry says the finding may help researchers better understand Alzheimer's
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CHINA: Inquiry gives 'ridiculous' answer to boss's wine extravagance

CHINA: Inquiry gives 'ridiculous' answer to boss's wine extravagance | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The head of a state-owned enterprise, who was the subject of a disciplinary investigation after being accused by netizens of consuming 12 bottles of red wine during a meal, said he was just trying to “learn more about wine”....
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Chateau Suduiraut 2005 wins the Sweet Trophy in the Decanter Asian Wine Awards.

Chateau Suduiraut 2005 wins the Sweet Trophy in the Decanter Asian Wine Awards. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Fox Creek, from Australia, beat wines from France, California and South Africa to win the Red Bordeaux Varietal International Trophy in the Decanter Asian Wine Awards.
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"Of the five leading Right Bank estates, Cheval Blanc is consistently the most mediocre performer."

"Of the five leading Right Bank estates, Cheval Blanc is consistently the most mediocre performer." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In the highest month-on-month move since February 2011, the index, which tracks the 100 leading labels in the fine wine world, ended last month up 2.8% to finish on 268.13 points.

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Jefford on Monday: Lunch Is Not A Story

Jefford on Monday: Lunch Is Not A Story | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What’s the most precious thing you own? It might be the story of your life. When you look for a new job or tiptoe into a long-term relationship, your story is half the attraction.
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Finding Terroir in New Zealand: A Presentation by Dr. Emmanuel Bourguignon

Finding Terroir in New Zealand: A Presentation by Dr. Emmanuel Bourguignon | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Bourguignon is the son of arguably the two most famous viticultural soil scientists working today: Drs. Claude and Lydia Bourguignon. These two agronomists, along with their son, run one of the most successful and respected viticultural consulting companies in the world, and are widely regarded as leading experts on wine grape agriculture.

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Aussie wine-maker labelling popular Kiwi sav "the McDonald's of wines"

Aussie wine-maker labelling popular Kiwi sav "the McDonald's of wines" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Australian wine industry has hit out at New Zealand's sauvignon blanc, with one Aussie wine-maker labelling popular Kiwi sav the McDonald's of wines.
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Italian Wine Makers Get Realistic, Offer Great Buys

Italian Wine Makers Get Realistic, Offer Great Buys | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When Italy surpassed France in wine production for the first time two years ago, the news was not greeted as a welcome achievement.
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