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Boutique wine tours: five of the best

Boutique wine tours: five of the best | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Independent wineries around the world are opening their properties to boutique wine tours. Adam Ruck recommends some of his favourite addresses.
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Dijon Sells Wine Stock as French Economic Slump Hits Budget

Dijon Sells Wine Stock as French Economic Slump Hits Budget | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A French town is raiding the wine cellar to try and plug the gap in its budget.
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Wine making takes root in long-isolated Myanmar

Wine making takes root in long-isolated Myanmar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
INLE LAKE (AFP) - Myanmar may be best known for its decades of junta rule, but behind the bamboo curtain maverick entrepreneurs have toiled for years to put the nation on the map for the quality of its wine.
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The Cost of Wine and the Perception of Taste

The Cost of Wine and the Perception of Taste | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Expensive wine: It’s a ticklish subject for a luxury wine retailer like IWM to broach, but I can’t forebear. At a recent party, I drank a glass of Champagne. It was very tasty Champagne, at once delicate and steely. I’d been at the party for quite a while, and to be honest, I’d had a fair amount to drink...

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Chapoutier and Guigal single-vineyard St-Joseph

Chapoutier and Guigal single-vineyard St-Joseph | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The wine that our wine provider chose to serve before all these magnificent Hermitages was a white Rhône, chosen with care because we'd discussed this particular wine less than a week previously, agreeing that we both enjoyed Chapoutier's single-vineyard bottling of white St-Joseph, Les Granits.

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Australia: Wine visionary continues to pour in the hard work

Australia: Wine visionary continues to pour in the hard work | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Armed with a formidable intellect and a PhD in electronic spectroscopy, Dr Jordan has been one of the wine industry's great doers.
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2011 Burgundy's Joyful Restraint

2011 Burgundy's Joyful Restraint | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
2011 Burgundy may not have the power of the 2010, says columnist Will Lyons, but what it lacks in density and weight, it certainly makes up for in charm.
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South Africa: Workers in the vineyards are demanding change

South Africa: Workers in the vineyards are demanding change | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
IN SOUTH AFRICA’S wine lands, the oldest in the new world, the whitewashed homes of early Dutch settlers in the Cape have been transformed into sleek tasting rooms...
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A Weaver of Words on Wine

A Weaver of Words on Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Importer and author Terry Theise has a brilliant thing or two (or seven) to say about his beloved German Riesling. Jay McInerney listens and learns.
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Vinexpo’s Robert Beynat: Global Wine Market Benefiting From Steady U.S. Growth, Asian Momentum

Vinexpo’s Robert Beynat: Global Wine Market Benefiting From Steady U.S. Growth, Asian Momentum | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
On June 16-20, Vinexpo will hold its 17th biannual trade show in Bordeaux.
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Is This Really a Golden Age for Wine?

Is This Really a Golden Age for Wine? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer confirms that we are indeed living in a Golden Age for wine lovers. But which wine regions are having their own brass ring moment right now? Not Napa or Bordeaux.
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Spotlight on... Screaming Eagle

Spotlight on... Screaming Eagle | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
History Screaming Eagle’s (LWIN 1122792) current vineyards in Oakville, California were bought by former real-estate manager Jean Phillips in 1986, although the grapes – a mixture of varieties – were originally sold to other Napa Valley wineries.
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New Harrods head wine buyer appointed

New Harrods head wine buyer appointed | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Fleming has worked in the wine department of the Knightsbridge-based luxury department store for 30 years.

He was promoted from assistant wine and spirits buyer to buyer in November, when Ahearne MW left to start her own wine consultancy with the ultimate aim of making her own wine.

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The South Africa Diary: Kanonkop

The South Africa Diary: Kanonkop | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Pinotage is a troubled grape—difficult to grow and vinify, never really very charming, yet held up by many in South Africa as the Cape's signature variety. Its plantings have dipped a bit in recent years in favor of more international varieties...

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Vranken-Pommery sales fall

Vranken-Pommery sales fall | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Champagne's second biggest business, Vranken-Pommery Monopole, registered a 5% fall in Champagne sales last year - further evidence of a decline across the sector.
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Meet Jordan Fiorentini of Epoch Estates Winery

Meet Jordan Fiorentini of Epoch Estates Winery | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Epoch Estates Winery in Paso Robles is a relative newcomer to the Paso Robles wine scene.  Founded in 2004 by Denver oilman Bill Armstrong and wife Liz, Epoch has quickly...

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Chief executive of Vinexpo Robert Beynat: “If I had $100 to invest in export, I would invest it in the USA”

Chief executive of Vinexpo Robert Beynat: “If I had $100 to invest in export, I would invest it in the USA” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
And on they roll, the solemn market-analysis reports from the data crunchers. Since these reports are priced for the corporate market and are thus prohibitively expensive for individuals,
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Chateau de Beaucastel, Mouton Rothschild, Ferrari...Naples Winter Wine Festival raises $8.5 million for children's charities

Chateau de Beaucastel, Mouton Rothschild, Ferrari...Naples Winter Wine Festival raises $8.5 million for children's charities | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The biggest charity event in Southwest Florida raised a whopping $8.5 million for children's charity Saturday night in Naples.
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Should You Buy the Bordeaux 2010 Winemakers Prefer Most?

Should You Buy the Bordeaux 2010 Winemakers Prefer Most? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the cavernous sixth floor ballroom at New York’s Marriott Marquis hotel, 110 top Bordeaux producers are busily pouring the region’s reds and whites from the 2010 vintage. Now that they’re bottled, the wines will start showing up on retail shelves.
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Yves Saint Laurent and Champagne in the new film «Vintage Haute Couture»

Yves Saint Laurent and Champagne in the new film «Vintage Haute Couture» | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A NEW FILM: « Vintage Haute Couture » on Yves Saint Laurent. In the beautiful gardens of the Palais Royal during the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture, Didier Ludot presents some of his most beautiful dresses created by Yves Saint Laurent. « Ladies who worked with him were saying « Monsieur St Laurent ». This « Monsieur » is full of admiration… » he explains.

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What Do Wine Consultants Do, Exactly?

What Do Wine Consultants Do, Exactly? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the 2004 documentary Mondovino, the famed French enologist Michel Rolland was shown being chauffeured in a Mercedes-Benz, barking out the same formulaic advice to his clients via cellphone (“micro-oxygenate, micro-oxygenate”).
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Dante's Valpolicella wine region 'being spoiled by urban sprawl' - Telegraph

Dante's Valpolicella wine region 'being spoiled by urban sprawl'  - Telegraph | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Seven hundred years after Dante wrote his classic work the Inferno, his descendants are fighting what they say is a hellish level of urban sprawl creeping into Italy's famed Valpolicella wine region.
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The Success of Chapoutier: History and Terroir

The Success of Chapoutier: History and Terroir | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“The fruit is to wine as disco is to music” In sum, it’s important but not dominant, explains Michel Chapoutier. In an interview given to Wine Spectator from the November 2012 issue, the “King of Hermitage” gives a complete testimony– defending his values, evoking his history and proving to be a true disciple of “terroir.”

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Wine choices: Are they an illusion?

Wine choices: Are they an illusion? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The U.S. wine market is dominated by a handful of large suppliers. Should consumers care?
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Wine Enthusiast Magazine Awards Arnaldo-Capri Winery "European Winery of the Year 2012"

Wine Enthusiast Magazine  Awards Arnaldo-Capri Winery "European Winery of the Year 2012" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Imagine taking wine-making so seriously that you would kill someone for hampering with your grape production? This was the case in Perugia, Italy in 1622 when Cardinaln Boncompagni, Pontifical delegate of the area decreed that there would be "capital punishment for anyone found cutting down grape vines."

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