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The Mugnier Interview: The Master of Musigny

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In Praise of the Unobtainable: Why rare wines are essential

In Praise of the Unobtainable: Why rare wines are essential | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Lately there's been a lot of hand-wringing and populist nonsense about limited-production wines from tiny vineyards or extremely small producers. The premise is always the same: Wine writers like me, and even more so the big wine-tasting mandarins who taste thousands of wines a year, panning for wine gold, are always praising wines that Average Joe or Jane can't obtain.

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Debra Meiburg MW Meets Didier Depont, Champagne Salon

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Event offers a fun twist on tasting wines blind

Event offers a fun twist on tasting wines blind | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A tasting event at Willow Park Wine and Spirits, featuring the wines of M. Chapoutier, raised awareness about Alberta Guide Dog Services.
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5 great (and free) wine apps

5 great (and free) wine apps | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
From beverage retailers that help expand your varietal acumen to San Francisco startups specializing in food pairings, the options are endless. Here are five extremely handy wine apps.
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The wine business is ripe for disruption, and this man is doing it

The wine business is ripe for disruption, and this man is doing it | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Mirjana Martic's curator insight, March 2, 2014 5:59 PM

Du vignoble à la bouche sans intermédiaire! Du rêve ou de la réalité?

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In praise of the sommelier

In praise of the sommelier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sommeliers are an invaluable source of knowledge – and great wine – so why don’t we make more use of them?
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A Storm Washes Away Old Attitudes on Wine

A Storm Washes Away Old Attitudes on Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
At the recently reopened River Café, the bottles that survived the ravages of Hurricane Sandy contained a message for the wine director.
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Chateauneuf overcame diseased vines to become an acclaimed appellation

Chateauneuf overcame diseased vines to become an acclaimed appellation | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The heavy, glass-engraved bottle is one of the most distinctive in wine. Most of us allow our fingers to linger briefly over the embossed keys of St Peter and the papal insignia whenever we open a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, an absent-minded...
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Why Maharashtra is India's wine tourism capital?

Why Maharashtra is India's wine tourism capital? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The buzz around wine is huge. Vineyards are looking at maxing the wine tourism experience in Maharashtra. Scenic locales, wine trails, luxe retreats; the great escape is a just few hours away
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Newly Identified Yeast Produces Lower-Alcohol Wine

Call it the modern winemaker's dilemma—better vineyard techniques and a warming climate in many regions have made it much easier to ripen grapes. The flip side is that picking fully mature fruit often means high sugar levels, which lead to wines with higher alcohol levels. If the wine tastes balanced, no problem, say many winemakers. But what if it doesn't?

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Winemak-in's curator insight, February 27, 2014 3:04 AM

Metschnikowia pulcherrima, une alternative plus soft que la désalcoolisation des vins ou des moûts...

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Michel Chapoutier is rock star. He’s no Mick Jagger or Bon Jovi. It’s his love of soil that rocks the wine world.

Michel Chapoutier is rock star. He’s no Mick Jagger or Bon Jovi. It’s his love of soil that rocks the wine world. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Michel Chapoutier is rock star, but it’s not what you think. He’s no Mick Jagger or Bon Jovi. It’s his love of soil that rocks the wine world. His family has been making wine in the Rhone Valley since 1808, but after what had to be some very spirited discussions about wine style, the young Chapoutier bought the family business from his grandfather in 1989 and took the company in a new but old direction, back to the land.
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The Tao of Michel Chapoutier

The Tao of Michel Chapoutier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Deeply philosophical, he is a man who points out that while modern biodynamic farming was spawned by Rudolf Steiner in 1920s Austria; “You only have to look towards Taoist philosophies of the last few millennia to see the exact same thing.” He’s a man unafraid to unleash a little cheeky bravado, sharing that, “Every winemaker will tell you that their region is the best in the world, but what makes the Rhône Valley so unique is that in the Rhône, it’s actually true.”

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Ups and downs for Ausone in February

Ups and downs for Ausone in February | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Part of the problem, as Liv-ex noted on its blog, is that even at its current price it remains twice the price of the 2008 which has 98 Parker points while the ’09 is only just on 98+.

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Famille Perrin voted Personality of the Year 2014

Famille Perrin voted Personality of the Year 2014 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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We’ve been anguishing about premox for almost a decade now, but it hasn’t gone away

We’ve been anguishing about premox for almost a decade now, but it hasn’t gone away | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Has there ever been a more complicated wine problem than this? I doubt it. We’ve been anguishing about premox (or, more graphically, POx) for almost a decade now, but it hasn’t gone away.
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“Jesus made water into wine; with all the technology we have available today why can’t we do the same?"

“Jesus made water into wine; with all the technology we have available today why can’t we do the same?" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Miracle Machine sits on your kitchen counter and works like a Soda Stream to make homemade wine.
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Non-vintage champagnes (by Jancis Robinson)

Non-vintage champagnes (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

y Jancis Robinson)The beginning of March may not exactly be the start of spring but it does usher in that part of the year when, in the northern hemisphere at least, champagne or a variant thereon is routinely poured at social and nuptial gatherings. So many British

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How To Win In Wine Without Losing Your Shirt

How To Win In Wine Without Losing Your Shirt | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
SE Wine Collective in Portland, Oregon illustrates a successful business model for the category of urban winery.
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#VIWF: The French are back in town

#VIWF: The French are back in town | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Vancouver International Wine Festival turns 37 this year, and as you read this a sellout crowd of wine lovers are working their way through...
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How Ripe Is Right?

How Ripe Is Right? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Alcohol, a necessary byproduct of fermenting ripe grapes, seems to have polarized the wine community these past few years. Most wine drinkers seem to like ripe flavors in wine, and don't mind if alcohol levels are higher, but a vocal minority wants to change that. There's even an organization of vintners in California, In Pursuit of Balance, which stumps for lower levels of alcohol.

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Independent vintners shaking up Chile's wine industry

Independent vintners shaking up Chile's wine industry | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The independents have broken away from Chile's industrial wine culture to lovingly squeeze out small lots of wines.
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Tasting with the Master: Michael Broadbent's vast catalog of wine writing offers much to learn

Tasting with the Master: Michael Broadbent's vast catalog of wine writing offers much to learn | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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