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Ventoux, the « coolest » place of the Southern Rhone?

Ventoux, the « coolest » place of the Southern Rhone? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Today Jancis Robinson published a very interesting – as usual – article in Financial Times on 2012 Southern Rhone. A very nice vintage according to our recent tastings but Jancis mentions: ‘Producers are worried about ever hotter summers...

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Jules Lamon's curator insight, January 12, 2014 4:14 AM

un peu de finesse dans un monde de puissance...

 

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What You Drink May Reveal How You Vote

What You Drink May Reveal How You Vote | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

If you drink Robert Mondavi wines and Jim Beam Bourbon, you probably vote Republican. If you prefer Moët & Chandon and Courvoisier Cognac, chances are you're a Democrat.

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Cristal tops December rises as index falls

Cristal tops December rises as index falls | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The 2004 vintage of Louis Roederer’s grande marquee rose 12.6% between mid-November and mid-December from £1,314 a case to £1,480. The next biggest mover was La Mission Haut-Brion’s 2009 offering which went up by just over 10% to £4,675 a case.

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Your 2014 Resolution: Drink Adventurously

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Katy Lynch's curator insight, January 8, 2014 2:50 PM

I'm all about trying some new wines.

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Bordeaux Fine Wines Ltd put into provisional liquidation

Bordeaux Fine Wines Ltd put into provisional liquidation | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
UK-based wine investment company Bordeaux Fine Wines Ltd has been put into provisional liquidation in the public interest.
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Robert Parker to Host Inaugural Wine Advocate Grand World Tour in 2014

Robert Parker to Host Inaugural Wine Advocate Grand World Tour in 2014 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Fine wine palates around the globe take note: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, the most trusted authority on wine, is hosting its inaugural Wine Advocate Grand World Tour, a nine-city series of...
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10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About... Ausone

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About... Ausone | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About... Ausone. Take in the view at this A-league St.-Émilion estate. Read wine news & features.
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Katy Perry’s wine tastes revealed; prefers Pinot Grigio, Malbec in dressing room

Katy Perry’s wine tastes revealed; prefers Pinot Grigio, Malbec in dressing room | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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“We’ve seen others come in to Bordeaux negociants, such as Sassicaia, Masseto and Beaucastel, and it wouldn’t surprise me if others come in”

“We’ve seen others come in to Bordeaux negociants, such as Sassicaia, Masseto and Beaucastel, and it wouldn’t surprise me if others come in” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Californian Cabernet blend Opus One is enjoying strong international demand through Bordeaux négociants, despite stagnating sales for the region’s Left Bank brands handled by the same distributors.
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2014 Predictions | Wine Spectator

2014 Predictions | Wine Spectator | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator uncorks what's on tap for the coming year, from the always-obvious pop star wines, like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, to counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan's next move and legal wrangling over who can and cannot call themselves a Duck, as...
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Wine predictions 2014

Wine predictions 2014 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Prices of burgundy are set to rise, but it's looking to be a good year for sauternes
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Jay McInerney tracks down Anselme Selosse, the reclusive French vintner who helped uncork a bubbling Champagne movement

Jay McInerney tracks down Anselme Selosse, the reclusive French vintner who helped uncork a bubbling Champagne movement | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Grower Champagnes are the indie bands of the world's most famous sparkling-wine region. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Jay McInerney tracks down the reclusive vintner who stands at the movement's forefront.
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Tradition, and change, in 10 key wines of 2013

Tradition, and change, in 10 key wines of 2013 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

There were a number of lessons to be found in my list of 10 most memorable wines for the year, including the manifest charms of California and the timelessness of old vines. But primarily, there was a realization that we're in the midst of an up-is-down rethinking of wine and its geography.

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MUSIC & FILM: Vitabella Luxury Wine wish you a Happy New Year

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Hollywood Over a Barrel

Hollywood Over a Barrel | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Rioja's Bodega Contador introduces an artist series of Hollywood-themed painted barrels.
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Mosel bridge 'bombshell' heartens protesters

Mosel bridge 'bombshell' heartens protesters | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Campaigners fighting the controversial Mosel bridge project in one of Germany's premier wine regions have seized on a leaked expert study that warns the project could be structurally unsafe.
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Could it be possible that the screw cap is not the closure panacea it's made out to be for all grapes and styles?

Could it be possible that the screw cap is not the closure panacea it's made out to be for all grapes and styles? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In recent years, the shift from cork to screw cap seemed inevitable. Forward-thinking regions like Australia and New Zealand now use screw caps for around 70 percent and 90 percent, respectively, of all their wine to better protect the quality.

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Will 2014 be a turning Point for Bordeaux Negociants?

Will 2014 be a turning Point for Bordeaux Negociants? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

At a time when some raise questions about the future of Bordeaux negociants and of their business model, it is interesting to analyze the opportunities they could consider in 2014. After reading this interview with David Pearson, CEO of Opus One, in Drinks Business magazine, I think Bordeaux negociants may have an excellent card to play with some great wines made outside Bordeaux.

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Robert Parker on 2011 Northern Rhone: Jaboulet underperforms and Maison M.Chapoutier gets 100 points

Robert Parker on 2011 Northern Rhone: Jaboulet underperforms and Maison M.Chapoutier gets 100 points | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last year, in the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson asked: "Why is Hermitage not as celebrated today as it should be?
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Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot: Just think of them as the Coca-Cola and the Pepsi of viticulture

Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot: Just think of them as the Coca-Cola and the Pepsi of viticulture | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Northern Rhone 2012 wines (by Jancis Robinson)

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Grape Wall Challenge 2013: Chinese consumers judging Chinese wines

Grape Wall Challenge 2013: Chinese consumers judging Chinese wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
~ By Jim Boyce Everyone talks about them but few talk to them. That is my general view of how the vintelligentsia – the wine educators, the writers, the '
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Top Ten Wine and Food Resolutions for 2014

Top Ten Wine and Food Resolutions for 2014 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Top Ten Wine and Food Resolutions for 2014 for wines, wine tasting, wine and food pairing and more for the year
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What to expect in wine for 2014

What to expect in wine for 2014 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Dave McIntyre sees lower alcohol levels, bargains from Portugal and Spain, and a chardonnay revival.
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Argentina Tries to Give Malbec More Status

Argentina Tries to Give Malbec More Status | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winemakers lend class to Bordeaux blends by relying primarily on French cabernet and malbec.
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