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Let’s Talk Riesling, Part I: A Lesson with Wine Director Eric Larkee

Let’s Talk Riesling, Part I: A Lesson with Wine Director Eric Larkee | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
“I was hoping to talk to you about Riesling,” I shyly conveyed to Wine Director Eric Larkee. We were sitting at the bar at MGFD. He was savoring his double espresso, no sugar, no milk....
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Eurozone crisis may trigger wine bubble, say experts

Eurozone crisis may trigger wine bubble, say experts | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The eurozone crisis may lead to a speculative wine investment bubble, say financial market-watchers.
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In UK, The 10 Best online wine shops

In UK, The 10 Best online wine shops | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In a 2011 report for the Vinexpo in Bordeaux, Laithwaites came third in the
world for its web services. It scored highly on security, ease of use and
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Makeover time! France’s Languedoc wine region ups its quality

Makeover time! France’s Languedoc wine region ups its quality | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In France’s sun-kissed southern wine region, once dismissed for its high production rate and low standards, some vintners have started trading quantity for quality; you can taste the difference...
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Napa vintner chosen to head up Wine Institute

Napa vintner chosen to head up Wine Institute | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Kathleen Heitz Myers, of Heitz Wine Cellars in St. Helena, has been elected board chairwoman for 2012-13 of Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy group representing nearly 1,000 California wineries.
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New Zealand 2012 wine grape harvest down 18%

New Zealand 2012 wine grape harvest down 18% | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
WELLINGTON--New Zealand's wine grape harvest for the 2012 season fell 18% on the year due to the cool spring and summer, which may see the supply and demand balance swing back to favoring growers, New Zealand Wine said in a statement Friday.
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Interview: David Launay of Chateau Gruaud Larose

Interview: David Launay of Chateau Gruaud Larose | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With the Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter fast-approaching, Decanter speaks to David Launay, General Manager of Château Gruaud Larose, to talk about which wines he will be showcasing and his thoughts on the 2011 vintage.
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Hong Kong’s Top 10 Wine Trends

Hong Kong’s Top 10 Wine Trends | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

According to some wine distributors, around Hong Kong purchases of wine by restaurants has slowed down in recent months while private client sales have risen accordingly...

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific visitors up 25%

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific visitors up 25% | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Visitors to this year's Vinexpo Asia-Pacific were up 25%, according to final figures released by Vinexpo.
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Wine lessons my father taught me

Wine lessons my father taught me | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Shopping for Dad was easy. Most years his Christmas list consisted solely of a desire for socks. No suggestion of preference for patterns, colours or fabrics: Just socks. For Father's Day, a bottle of white wine was always a solid bet.
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New Jersey Wines vs. Chateau Mouton-Rothschild

New Jersey Wines vs. Chateau Mouton-Rothschild | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wines from New Jersey fare surprisingly well in a blind taste test against French powerhouses.
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Robert Parker : "Father's Day Reflections From a Son and Father"

Robert Parker : "Father's Day Reflections From a Son and Father" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I don't recall any serious father-son discussions we had on what might be considered usual topics between parents and children, such as relationships with young women, finding a job or life path.However, I do recall my father often talking about...
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Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 125: Cristiano Van Zeller, Quinta Vale D. Maria

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 125: Cristiano Van Zeller, Quinta Vale D. Maria | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Debra catches up with Cristiano Van Zeller of Van Zeller’s located in the Douro in Portugal. Having been in the Douro for 300 years, his family were formally the owners of Quinta do Noval, which they sold back in 1993, after which Cristiano started his own project in 1996 with Quinta Vale D. Maria (which has been in his wife’s family for over 300 years).
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South African wine needs to rejuvenate image, says top winemaker

South African wine needs to rejuvenate image, says top winemaker | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

We need to “jack up brand South Africa” in the UK, says Vergelegen’s  winemaker, who believes Cabernet Sauvignon should be the country’s  flagship grape. Nielsen figures to the end of May show that the South African category has fallen sharply in the UK off-trade in the last year, dropping 11% by volume and 5% by value. But Vergelegen’s managing director Don Tooth says most of the fall in volume can be attributed to the bottom end of the market.

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The syrah dilemma

The syrah dilemma | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Syrah is a reputable grape that grows well in many different regions, makes a superb wine in the Rhône Valley of France and in many regions of Australia, and has been popular with grape growers because it’s easy to get a large crop without much...
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French Fund Bets on Wines as Safe Investments

French Fund Bets on Wines as Safe Investments | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Uzes Grands Crus wine fund is the first such index to be regulated by French authorities and likely will appeal to French and other investors.
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Summer Drinking: A cas of wines

Summer Drinking: A cas of wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Whether you need to stock up on something fizzy or are looking for an extremely pale rosé this summer, 16 wines for every budget, taste and occasion.
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In India, Storm in a wine bottle

In India, Storm in a wine bottle | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One wine, many prices. Are restaurants in the city being fair in charging you differently for the same bottle of wine? We find out...
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Laboure-Roi directors detained in wine fraud probe

Laboure-Roi directors detained in wine fraud probe | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Several directors of Maison Laboure-Roi arrested following wine fraud probe.
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Premium wines buck weak UK market

Premium wines buck weak UK market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Premium wines are flying off the shelves in the UK, despite a lacklustre sales trend for the overall market, new figures show.
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Brazil protects its ... wines?

Brazil protects its ... wines? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

BENTO GONCALVES, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil is widely celebrated for having some of the world's best beaches, soccer, and Carnival festivities.Wines?

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"New Zealand wine was typically positioned at the top end of the market overseas and in tough times many consumers had become less prepared to shell out on premium products."

"New Zealand wine was typically positioned at the top end of the market overseas and in tough times many consumers had become less prepared to shell out on premium products." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The closure of a Hawkes Bay winery is a symptom of the tough times facing the sector and there is potential for more shutdowns across the country as firms rationalise their winemaking...
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The Best Wine For Dog Lovers: Cabernet Franc

The Best Wine For Dog Lovers: Cabernet Franc | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I finally found a wine that smells like dog ears, in a good way. There are these tufts of fur behind my dog’s ears that smell like freshly dried hay warmed by French sunshine: appealing with slightly dried tobacco notes and a deep familiar quality that just soothes.
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Chateau d'Yquem holds back 2011 from en primeur campaign

Chateau d'Yquem holds back 2011 from en primeur campaign | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The director of Chateau d'Yquem, Pierre Lurton, has said he will not be releasing the 2011 vintage en primeur at this time.
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French fund bets on wines as safe-haven investments

French fund bets on wines as safe-haven investments | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
PARIS, June 12 (Reuters) - French asset management companyUzes Gestion recently toasted the launch of its Uzes Grands Cruswine fund created to lure investors with a thirst for fine winesand profits.Similar...
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