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Chapoutier: No AOC for “defective” natural wines

Chapoutier: No AOC for “defective” natural wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“When I first arrived in the INAO, the question I asked was about quality, but they said ‘We are speaking of origin not quality’ – can you imagine?”

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Bordeaux chateaux 'don't know how to sell' wine - Philippe Magrez

Bordeaux chateaux 'don't know how to sell' wine - Philippe Magrez | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Too many Bordeaux chateau owners rely on negociants and prestige, warns Philippe Magrez.
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Pairing wine with Chinese food is more than a Cottage industry

Pairing wine with Chinese food is more than a Cottage industry | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Gourmet and wine merchant Ada Leung was born in Hong Kong, but grew up in Canada. She attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and then returned to Hong Kong, where she worked in sales and marketing before founding wine importing...
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Treasury Wine Estates invests in clean water

Treasury Wine Estates invests in clean water | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Frothing and bubbling, the brownish liquid swirling inside two large collection tanks at Treasury Wine Estates’ Napa bottling center resembled something akin to dirty dishwater.
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Secrets Of The Wine Event

Secrets Of The Wine Event | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine events can be as loud as a college party or cozy as an intimate gathering of friends but no matter the style, knowing basic event etiquette ahead of time will enhance the pleasure, entertainment, and education of all who attend.
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French study finds pesticide residues in 90% of wines

French study finds pesticide residues in 90% of wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Pesticide residues were found in the vast majority of 300 French wines tested, say researchers.
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A Wine and Food Experience in Southern Tuscany

A Wine and Food Experience in Southern Tuscany | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This May, the idyllic Maremma hosts a number of eno-gastronomic, cultural and sports events.
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Pauillac 2010: a remarkable identity

Pauillac 2010: a remarkable identity | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The 2010 vintage climate in Pauillac was defined by dry conditions, an exceptional amount of sunshine, cool nights and rainfall that arrived at just the right time – giving the 2010 vintage a remarkable identity.

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Decanter launches on iPhone as brand reaches record digital audience

Decanter launches on iPhone as brand reaches record digital audience | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Decanter magazine has launched a new digital version on the iPhone, and is now available on all major smartphones and tablet devices.
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In UK, Supermarket wine aisles to shrink, says Bibendum buyer

In UK, Supermarket wine aisles to shrink, says Bibendum buyer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Falling consumption and squeezed profits could mean less space for wine on supermarket shelves in the UK, says Bibendum buyer.
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Outside the Bottle with Talia Baiocchi

Outside the Bottle with Talia Baiocchi | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

This is my eleventh column for Wine Spectator and, sadly, as less-than-ideal timing would have it, it's also my last.

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Philippe Starck to design Carmes Haut-Brion winery

Philippe Starck to design Carmes Haut-Brion winery | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
French designer Philippe Starck is to design a new winery, barrel cellars and reception area at Chateau Carmes Haut-Brion in Pessac-Leognan.
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"Fifty shades of grape" by Jancis Robinson

"Fifty shades of grape" by Jancis Robinson | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Friday before last I was treated to one of the most pleasurable wine tastings I can remember. It was not that the wines themselves were the greatest ever. In my time I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy various series of classic and historic vintages.
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6 Things I Hate About Wine

6 Things I Hate About Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

My birthday isn't far off, and maybe I'm just getting ornery in my old age, but I've been thinking about my wine pet peeves lately. Wine Spectator editors pondered theirs in the Jan. 31 – Feb. 28 issue of the magazine, but I left out a few of mine. Here's a fleshed-out, even crankier list.

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"The reason that you do not get headaches from drinking wines on vacation is that you are on vacation."

"The reason that you do not get headaches from drinking wines on vacation is that you are on vacation." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
People ask me questions about wine all the time — at wine tastings and classes that I conduct, on the street and in emails and phone calls. I answer them, of course, but wish today to share some of those questions and answers with you.
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Solar de Urbezo's comment, February 21, 2013 4:15 AM
We loved reading about the very old Spanish vines of grenache... We have exactly that and Bill is right in what he says
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Fruits of their labor? Archaeologists believe ancient wine press found

Fruits of their labor? Archaeologists believe ancient wine press found | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
By Megan GannonLiveScience
Archaeologists have revealed what could be part of a 1,500-year-old wine-making factory underneath a street in the ancient city of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.
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France Favors Keeping Wine Market Organization as EU Reforms CAP

France Favors Keeping Wine Market Organization as EU Reforms CAP | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
France, producer of champagne and burgundy wines, favors keeping a common market organization for wine in the European Union as the bloc reforms its farm policy, Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll said.
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Liv-ex founder James Miles: "Away from the First Growths, mature and third and fourth tier Bordeaux wine continue doing well. Right Bank wine like Angelus and Pavie are at all-time highs. "

Liv-ex founder James Miles: "Away from the First Growths, mature and third and fourth tier Bordeaux wine continue doing well. Right Bank wine like Angelus and Pavie are at all-time highs. " | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The wine market has been very tough particularly in Greater China including Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. These markets are at the heart of the slow-down. There are far too many players there currently.
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A toast to the trend in nuance

A toast to the trend in nuance | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Marchesi welcomes the trend he sees in Oregon in which winemakers favor balance, subtlety and regional expression over sheer power. But it’s not limited to Oregon. In Australia, known for blockbuster shiraz with jammy flavors and alcohol topping 15 percent, vintners are scaling back.

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The Word That Dares Not Speak Its Name

The Word That Dares Not Speak Its Name | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer talks about what it takes to become a connoisseur of wine: insight takes time, exposure, careful consideration … and empathy.
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Pruning Time at Château Petit-Village and Mas Belles Eaux

Pruning Time at Château Petit-Village and Mas Belles Eaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It is pruning time at the moment. I thought it would be interesting to talk to two of our talented Technical Directors, Marielle Cazaux at Château Petit-Village and Cédric Loiseau at Mas Belles Eaux about the type of pruning at their respective properties: Guyot Simple at Château Petit-Village and the Cordon de Royat at Mas Belles Eaux.

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Jefford on Monday: The Institution of Delicacy

Jefford on Monday: The Institution of Delicacy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The hushed season of ice and snowflakes is as good a time as any to consider the issue of delicacy in wine.
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Facebook Steps Into the Wine Business

Facebook Steps Into the Wine Business | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It was only a few years ago that you actually had to check a calendar to remember the birthday of a distant friend or in-law.
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Because you’re worth it

Because you’re worth it | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

When thinking about "ridiculous" prices, J-P might like to consider a few Champagnes. Setting aside Cattier's blingy gold-plated Armand de Brignac non vintage. And LVMH's Clos' d'Ambonnay £1,000+ Clos d'Ambonnay.

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Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt To Start Selling The Most Photogenic Wine In The World

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt To Start Selling The Most Photogenic Wine In The World | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
To spread their weirdly erotic love throughout the world, the couple will begin selling their own vintage from their 1,000-acre French estate beginning in March. Read on...
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