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Appel on Wine: Throw yourself in front of a Priorat

Appel on Wine: Throw yourself in front of a Priorat | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
“The only people for me are the mad ones,” famously says my man Jack Kerouac in “On the Road,” “the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn…”
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S. Korea's wine imports jump on high demand: customs service

S. Korea's wine imports jump on high demand: customs service | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

South Korea's imports of wine jumped during the first 10 months of this month on growing demand for red and sparkling varietals, the customs agency said Thursday.

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Keep wine choices fun, frugal for holiday scene

Keep wine choices fun, frugal for holiday scene | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The best wines for holiday parties accommodate enough to handle a variety of scenarios, have enough personality to keep all entertained.
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With Rude Names, Wine Stops Minding Its Manners

With Rude Names, Wine Stops Minding Its Manners | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A growing army of budget-priced wines with names like Bitch and Fat Bastard have shoved their way into stores.
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2011 Bordeaux Le Gay La Violette Difficult Season in Pomerol

2011 Bordeaux Le Gay La Violette Difficult Season in Pomerol | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Catherine Pere Verge is one of the most successful owners in Pomerol with three properties under her control. Chateau Le Gay, Chateau Montviel and her most recent acquistion, Chateau La Violette. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Pere Verge is also responsible for estates in the Mendoza region of Argentina. Chateau Le Gay has a long history in Pomerol. Prior to Pere Verget, the property was owned by the Robin family, who also owned Chateau Lafleur.
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Alternative Investments: Icap Founder Invests In Wine Trader Bordeaux Index

Alternative Investments: Icap Founder Invests In Wine Trader Bordeaux Index | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With the eurozone crisis making stock markets volatile, and with safe haven assets, such as gold, already exorbitant, it is hardly surprising that investors are looking for alternative places to put their cash.
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Australia Approves Laxative Agent As Wine Additive

Australia Approves Laxative Agent As Wine Additive | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Australian government has given the nod to winemakers to begin using a chemical contained in laxatives. While the chemical, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, has long been prized by the medical world for its anti-bulking and laxative properties, food scientists have discovered that, in small doses, it can be used to stabilize and thicken beverages and foods.

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Wine of the Year : M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits 2006

Wine of the Year : M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits 2006 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Our Wine of the Year comes from the St. Joseph Appellation in the Northern Rhone Valley, an area in the shadows of its big name neighbors like Cote-Rotie and Hermitage. Members of the Chapoutier family have been working in the Rhone Valley since 1808. Today, Maison M. Chapoutier is a world renown producer of top flight Rhone wines, his Cote-Rotie and Hermitage are considered by many as his flagship wines.
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Antonio Capaldo tells the story of winemaking culture

Antonio Capaldo tells the story of winemaking culture | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

One of the most cherished memories of my life is that of family get-togethers at my grandmother's estate in southern Italy's Irpinia region. What made these gatherings special for me were the elaborate meals our large family would eat together as we bonded and shared stories over food and laughter.

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Jay Miller leaves the Wine Advocate

Jay Miller leaves the Wine Advocate | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

ay Miller, a critic for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, has left his post amid claims that one of his coordinators asked winemakers for payments.

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Case study: Developing Indians’ taste for wine

Case study: Developing Indians’ taste for wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The story. When Rajeev Samant left India to study and work in California, he also found himself learning about wine thanks to that state’s burgeoning industry.
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Luxury Wine: The World of Fine Wine is moving fast. Faster than ever before !

Luxury Wine: The World of Fine Wine is moving fast. Faster than ever before ! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Every day, wine news and wine magazines are delivering a flow of information about industry consolidation and international developments. The world of fine wine is moving fast. In fact, the luxury wine market is moving faster than ever.
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Chateau Lafite often not what it seems ...

Chateau Lafite often not what it seems ... | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A BOTTLE of Chateau Lafite Rothschild sold in a Chinese restaurant for 50,000 yuan (US$7,862) recently could well have been fake wine made in China costing no more than 30 yuan.
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In New Zealand, Times still hard for mid-sized wineries

In New Zealand, Times still hard for mid-sized wineries | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A winemaker is backing an annual state-of-the industry report which says medium-sized wineries are increasingly struggling to survive, with six years of losses on average.

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‘Can’ Packaging from Beer World Work with Wine Too?

‘Can’ Packaging from Beer World Work with Wine Too? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but does an aluminum can always signal a low brow beverage? Less than ten years ago, canned beers were limited to low-flavor, mass-produced macrobrews. A small craft brewer decided to change that stigma.
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Ask Tom: Tipping on wine

Ask Tom: Tipping on wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Washington Post Food Critic Tom Sietsema lead his weekly Wednesday morning chat with a question that we get somewhat frequently around these parts: How much should you tip on an expensive bottle of wine?
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Stéphane Derenoncourt-Man Behind Valley of Dreams

Stéphane Derenoncourt-Man Behind Valley of Dreams | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Soft-spoken Stéphane Derenoncourt may not yet have his presence felt like Michel Rolland but as a flying winemaker he has taken the wine world by storm , with his career graph taking him to fascinating heights, working with 70 wineries in 11 countries, the latest venture...

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Getting to Yes: The Endlessly Debatable Topics of Wine's "Bests"

Getting to Yes: The Endlessly Debatable Topics of Wine's "Bests" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Although there is no denying that one of the most delicious elements of fine wine is the pleasure of disputing someone else's opinion, sometimes it seems that this can get out of hand. Put simply: Is there anything that we can agree on?
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Rhône gems escape the hype, accompanying high prices

Rhône gems escape the hype, accompanying high prices | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ripe. Round. Robust. The southern Rhône's full-flavored 2007 red wines presented such traits across the range. The trick for vignerons came in retaining enough acidity and tannins to balance the succulence.
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In New York, Reviewing Monkey Bar, and Its Wines

In New York, Reviewing Monkey Bar, and Its Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With few exceptions, wine lovers complain regularly that restaurant reviews pay short shrift to wine. I understand the position, yet I’m not exactly sure what the wine lovers would have restaurant critics do.
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www.taylorfladgate.com : A new Point of Reference for Port Novices and Seasoned Wine Enthusiasts - vitabella, wine magazine, wine review, wine news

www.taylorfladgate.com : A new Point of Reference for Port Novices and Seasoned Wine Enthusiasts - vitabella, wine magazine, wine review, wine news | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Choosing which Port to have during the festive holiday season has just become much easier with the timely launch of a new web site from Taylor Fladgate Port, one of the oldest and most revered producers of premium...

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Wine Land South Africa

Wine Land South Africa | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Franschhoek is the self-proclaimed center of the African wine world. The folks next door in Stellenbosch beg to disagree.
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Lafite Counterfeits Afloat?

Lafite Counterfeits Afloat? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

China’s wealthy have been rapidly acquiring a taste for wine in recent years. The country has entered the world’s top five grapevine growers, and quality has also improved significantly, with a number of Chinese wines now “quite respectable”, according to Master of Wine Jancis Robinson.

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Top 100 wines 2011: Cheers to thinking small

Top 100 wines 2011: Cheers to thinking small | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As I approached the finish line for this year's Top 100 Wines, it became clear that 2011 would build on a welcome trend from last year: the triumph of the little guy. Certainly we have great bottles here from bigger...
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China’s Expanding Middle Class a New Frontier for Luxury Brands

China’s Expanding Middle Class a New Frontier for Luxury Brands | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Gone is the era in which the developed economies of Western Europe and North America ruled the global business landscape with their well-developed markets, massive middle class, considerable level of disposal income and continually growing economies.
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