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Natural wine fair for UK

Natural wine fair for UK | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Natural wine remains “marginal” in the UK, but organisers of the UK's first artisan wine fair still aim to attract around 1500 people to the inaugural event.
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Finding your Tuscan happy place

Finding your Tuscan happy place | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For a sliver of time, during a recent long holiday weekend, I found myself spelling happiness differently from anyone else — varying letters strung together to form the name of an ancient Etruscan hilltop town that, for three days, for me, became...
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ON WINE: Can't decant? Nonsense, say buds

ON WINE: Can't decant? Nonsense, say buds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Evaporation and oxidation begin when you pull the cork or twist the cap on a bottle of wine. They significantly accelerate when you pour the wine into a decanter.
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A preference toward lower-alcohol wines?

A preference toward lower-alcohol wines? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
]Wine contains alcohol — duh. But how much is appropriate for table wines that are intended to be consumed with food?
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Red Cotes du Rhone: Wine guys get into prices

Red Cotes du Rhone: Wine guys get into prices | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Decades ago when we first became interested in wine, one of our favorite staples was a Cotes du Rhone from Guigal. At $8 a bottle, it was affordable enough to buy by the case and versatile enough to sip as an aperitif or serve alongside pasta and hamburgers.

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The Perrin family

The Perrin family | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

"Purchasing a wine from this family is about as close to a guarantee of authenticity and high quality as one can expect" Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate...

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New winemaker at Craggy Range

New winemaker at Craggy Range | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Having moved up "through the ranks" as part of the Craggy Range winemaking team Matt Stafford has been appointed the widely acclaimed Havelock North vineyard's chief winemaker.
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Panel picks out top single site Napa Cabs

Panel picks out top single site Napa Cabs | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Eight wines have tied in first place in a tasting of single vineyard Napa Cabernets from the 2008 vintage.

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Heitz Martha's Vineyard: A Grand Cru wine in Napa Valley

Heitz Martha's Vineyard: A Grand Cru wine in Napa Valley | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Looking to try some of the best wines made in the world? Make sure the Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet is on your list.
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Underground wine palace sends Henry Tang's election hopes down the drain

Underground wine palace sends Henry Tang's election hopes down the drain | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A PLAYBOY politician whose tax cuts made Hong Kong the biggest wine auction market on the planet may have to abandon an attempt to become the city's next leader as officials investigate whether he illegally built an underground palace beneath his...
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Fruits, Flowers, Leaves and Roots mourn Maria Thun, « Grandmother of Biodynamics »

Fruits, Flowers, Leaves and Roots mourn Maria Thun, « Grandmother of Biodynamics » | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chateau de Beaucastel, Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Chapoutier…Famous biodynamic wine estates have all learnt from her books and annual sowing and planting calendars. Maria Thun, « grandmother of biodynamics », died at nearly 90 years of age. She had recently published « When Wine Tastes Best: 2012«
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The acid test for wine : The same grape can produce two very different textures - crisp or creamy

The acid test for wine : The same grape can produce two very different textures - crisp or creamy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I was having one of those back and forths on Twitter about whether a bottle of 1917 Burgundy that was brought to a tasting where I was speaking would be "drinkable."...
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Why the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti are so special ?

Why the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti are so special ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

'Morning,” said the gentleman who greeted me in Corney & Barrow’s offices near Tower Bridge on an icy morning two weeks ago. He picked up a glass, poured a small quantity of red wine into it, swirled, and tipped it out. “Just doing a little pinot rinse,” he said. “No matter how clean the glass, you just sometimes get a little taint.”

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Gaming billionaire ups stake in Treasury Wine Estates

Gaming billionaire ups stake in Treasury Wine Estates | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Casino and gaming billionaire, James Packer, has increased his stake in the world's second largest wine producer, Treasury Wine Estates.
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Wine: ‘Alsace’s take on muscat is impressive’

Wine: ‘Alsace’s take on muscat is impressive’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
LITTLE did I expect to be taken to task when I was giving praise, but Alsace growers were a little irked when I categorised their wine as Germanic. It was only right, therefore, that I accept their offer to demonstrate how short that term sold them.
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If the wine is hard to pronounce, is it worth more?

If the wine is hard to pronounce, is it worth more? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In a recent psychological study, researchers at Brock University in Niagara found that people were willing to pay an average of $2 more for a wine based purely on the sound of its name. Specifically, they tended to favour a tongue-twisting brand versus one they could more easily pronounce.
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Argentine reds you should know

Argentine reds you should know | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If you haven’t had a bonarda yet, it’s time to learn that there is more to Argentina’s red wine options than its signature malbec.
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Jin Shan Zhang buys chateau for 'Chinese-French cultural exchange'

Jin Shan Zhang buys chateau for 'Chinese-French cultural exchange' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chinese entrepreneur Jin Shan Zhang has just bought Entre-deux-Mers estate Chateau Grand Moueys – where he plans to open a restaurant, hotel and 9-hole golf course.
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Russian producers 'on brink of wipe-out' after worst winter for decades

Russian producers 'on brink of wipe-out' after worst winter for decades | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Russian producers are calling on the government to avert a crisis as the worst winter weather in half a century has wiped out up to half this year's wine harvest.
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The words 'youth' and 'wine' weren't always a common pairing, but today's sommeliers are changing that.

The words 'youth' and 'wine' weren't always a common pairing, but today's sommeliers are changing that. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

In the past couple of years, Sydney's drinking scene has undergone huge changes, with the explosion of small bars throughout the city run by young, switched-on proprietors. In restaurants, a quieter revolution has occurred.

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Michel Chapoutier Shares His Thoughts On What is a « Natural » Wine and Discusses What Ethical Principles a « Natural » Winemaker Should Respect.

Michel Chapoutier Shares His Thoughts On What is a « Natural » Wine and Discusses What Ethical Principles a « Natural » Winemaker Should Respect. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, in a recent interview from the UK Decanter Magazine (read here « Chapoutier pours scorn on natural winemakers »), Michel Chapoutier was highly critical of people who defend so-called “natural” wines. He has added to the natural wine debate by denouncing natural winemakers as out-of-touch hippies making defective wines. Today Michel Chapoutier shares his thoughts on what is a « natural » wine and discusses what ethical principles a « natural » winemaker should respect.
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Case in Point: Preventing your brand from being defined by what it doesn’t do

Case in Point: Preventing your brand from being defined by what it doesn’t do | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
CASE IN POINT | Once-successful brands may find themselves repositioned by competitors’ actions or changing tastes. And the key to new success may lie in the firm’s roots.
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Muscadet Vignerons Seek Wine’s ‘Next Big Thing’ in Loire Rocks

Muscadet Vignerons Seek Wine’s ‘Next Big Thing’ in Loire Rocks | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As my boots crunch through snow, Pierre-Marie Luneau hands me a chunk of serpentinite rock in his vineyard on La Butte de la Roche. Like all the best Muscadet producers, Luneau is obsessed with how soil affects a wine’s quality.
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Modern, traditional, or in-between? 

Modern, traditional, or in-between?  | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
IN Italy, you get the best of both worlds. If you’re into the traditional style of wines, you’ll find many a producer still making DOC wines from indigenous or local varieties, under strict rules, and using traditional vinification methods – wines aged in large oak casks rather than the small oak barrels.
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Grape Expectations

Grape Expectations | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As Miami prepares for the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, America continues its love affair with wine. The key: older aficionados are again buying more expensive bottles.
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