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Does Pinotage Deserve Another Look?

Does Pinotage Deserve Another Look? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Notes of spray paint and burnt tires in the largely South African varietal have turned Lettie Teague off Pinotage in the past, but she conducts a broad tasting in search of pleasant surprises.
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Blind Taste Test: Cheap Wine vs. Expensive Wine

Have you ever wondered whether an expensive, seemingly impressive bottle of wine really tastes better than a bottle of Three-Buck Chuck? For the layperson (i.e.
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Calon Ségur appoints new director

Calon Ségur appoints new director | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chateau Calon Ségur has a new director - Laurent Dufau, former managing director of négociant house Balande & Méneret.
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How to invest in wine

How to invest in wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ten tips for successful investments and profits in the wine market, Liv-Ex fine wine exchange, red wine, clarets, vineyard vacations
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Terroir's 'Wine Apostle'

Terroir's 'Wine Apostle' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Lettie Teague’s Uncorking the City: There aren’t many people who can create a restaurant empire after having served as a sommelier or, for that matter, who can carry off a full Van Dyke beard.
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The vine art of Burgundy

The vine art of Burgundy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine expert David Wong discovers the treasures locked away in the celebrated chateaux of Burgundy
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South African unrest 'does not involve wine workers' says WoSA

South African unrest 'does not involve wine workers' says WoSA | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

As unrest returns to South African vineland, Wines of South Africa says the wine industry is not at present involved.

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Uncovering the Truth About a Much Misunderstood Grape: Marsanne

Uncovering the Truth About a Much Misunderstood Grape: Marsanne | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chances are that names such as Roussanne and Marsanne are not part of your wine lexicon. But if you’ve had the experience of tasting these wines from top
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NYT wine critic Eric Asimov on how to honor the grape

NYT wine critic Eric Asimov on how to honor the grape | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Write about wine? For Dionysus' sake, why? It's just a drug, for sale at the gas station along with cigarettes and painkillers. What justifies pouring ink after wine?
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Égalité, Wine Created In Support Of Gay Americans, To Hit Shelves Nationwide

Égalité, Wine Created In Support Of Gay Americans, To Hit Shelves Nationwide | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans will no doubt look back on 2012 as a banner year -- all the more reason they'd be inspired to ring in 2013 with a glass of the very first wine created in support of LGBT equality.

 

New York's Biagio Cru & Estate Wines has just released Égalité, a sparkling wine from the Burgundy region of France which is meant as "a celebration of equality" for the LGBT community..

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“A bottle of the chicken wine, please.”

“A bottle of the chicken wine, please.” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Around this time of year, I find myself in the grocery store sobbing and clutching a bunch of Romaine to my breast. Although, like everyone else, I drink more red wine in winter than summer, there absolutely are moments when I just need a shot of liquid sunshine. Most winos are the same, finding themselves veering unexpectedly into the white wine aisle in January and heading home with a bunch of parsley, some frozen shrimp and a nice bottle of white.

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Northern Rhône Domination

Northern Rhône Domination | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Simon Gaudreault writes about wines from the northern Rhone and how the great wines from this region come at a reasonable price. Blog Wine ratings, Wine reviews, Wine tasting notes & Wine Videos from JamesSuckling.com.
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USA: How Big Business Is the Wine Business?

USA: How Big Business Is the Wine Business? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I took my son to get a haircut Saturday, and as the salon owner was trimming his bangs, we chatted about my job. She stopped cutting for a moment and said, "Could you give me the name of a few wines to buy? There are so many—I don't know what's sweet, what's dry and what's ... good."

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As 2013 rolls in, 5 themes for change in wine

As 2013 rolls in, 5 themes for change in wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
After austerity measures in recent years, there's a desire to make this a year when we drink well again. The wine industry has long traded on certain beliefs about quality and style.
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Burgundy 2012: 70% down but prices won’t rise

While 2012 yields are down in Burgundy by as much as 70%, prices among many producers are not expected to rise significantly.
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Thinking Inside the Bottle

Thinking Inside the Bottle | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As we begin a new year it is worth sketching down a few resolutions. When it comes to wine tasting, keeping an open mind is always a good exercise, particularly when it comes to wine regions where you're not a specialist.
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In real estate it’s “location, location, location” and in the diamond trade it’s the “4 Cs”...The ‘3 Vs’ of wine

In real estate it’s “location, location, location” and in the diamond trade it’s the “4 Cs”...The ‘3 Vs’ of wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In real estate it’s “location, location, location” and in the diamond trade it’s the “4 Cs” – color, clarity, cut and carat (weight) — that are benchmarks of quality. But do any yardsticks like these exist when talking about wine?
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Wine Spectator Auction Index Posts Tiny Gain in Fourth-Quarter 2012

Wine Spectator Auction Index Posts Tiny Gain in Fourth-Quarter 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales at fine wine auctions in the United States, rose 0.02 percent to 306.57 points in the fourth quarter of 2012.
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Who Gives a Flip? When High-Value Cult Wines Tempt Buyers to Resell for a Profit ...

Who Gives a Flip? When High-Value Cult Wines Tempt Buyers to Resell for a Profit ... | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wary vintners are increasingly picky about who deserves a spot on the mailing list, and who's just in it for the money
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Montlouis-sur-Loire cuts itself loose from InterLoire

Montlouis-sur-Loire cuts itself loose from InterLoire | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Loire appellation Montlouis-sur-Loire has broken away from the official Loire trade body, saying it can use its marketing budget far more efficiently itself.

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Some sediment in wine bottle may be good

Some sediment in wine bottle may be good | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One day in the late 1980s I got a phone call from an old friend, a Sonoma County wine marketer, who was dealing with a nasty problem, and he needed advice.
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Fine wine : “Downside risk is now rather limited and price falls over the year as a whole require a pessimistic view”

Fine wine : “Downside risk is now rather limited and price falls over the year as a whole require a pessimistic view” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Liv-ex 100 Index of fine wines is poised for a 14 percent gain this year after the market’s return to stability and less selling of stock by institutional holders, the London-based Wine Investment Fund said in a January report.
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Five-Star Wine Weekend Is Fun, Luxurious - And A Bargain - Forbes

Five-Star Wine Weekend Is Fun, Luxurious - And A Bargain - Forbes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Just when I thought the Broadmoor could not get any better, they break out the fine wines. A lot of fine wine.
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Winemaker Paul Hobbs Selected as Winemaking Consultant for Juanicó Wines in Uruguay

Winemaker Paul Hobbs Selected as Winemaking Consultant for Juanicó Wines in Uruguay | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

International winemaker and consultant Paul Hobbs announced today that he will serve as consulting winemaker for Juanicó Wines in Canelones, Uruguay. Hobbs will work with the Deicas family, who founded the winery in 1979, to improve the portfolio of wines, including the Don Pascual and Pueblo del Sol brands.

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Know-It-Alls, Chest Thumpers, Blue Bloods...Wine Is Just So High School

Know-It-Alls, Chest Thumpers, Blue Bloods...Wine Is Just So High School | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The wine world reminds me of high school sometimes. The cast of characters and social structure is really not all that different. Just consider...

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