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Top 10 Wine Spas Worldwide

Top 10 Wine Spas Worldwide | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Since the opening of the world's first official wine spa in the Bordeaux region of France in 1999, high-end spas around the world have followed suit.
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Wines market to men using sports, video games and sex-appeal

Wines market to men using sports, video games and sex-appeal | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The wine world is already so masculine, making special efforts to underscore its machismo seems akin to gluing chest hair to Rambo.
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Wine Column: Why sherry is unique

Wine Column: Why sherry is unique | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Looking for a wine full of history, romance and drama? Well, dear reader, meet sherry.
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Wineries Turn to Creative Marketing to Bolster Holiday Sales

Wineries Turn to Creative Marketing to Bolster Holiday Sales | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The holidays are a crucial time for retailers to meet their year-end budgets, and wineries are no exception. Many turn to marketing strategies ranging from the simple to the complex to help them drive holiday sales.
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Daniel Boulud’s Sommeliers

Daniel Boulud’s Sommeliers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The sommeliers of the Daniel Boulud empire (aka Dinex restaurants) are a decidedly creative group.
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Shall we open the 350AD vintage? Historians debate whether to open 'world's oldest bottle of wine'

Shall we open the 350AD vintage? Historians debate whether to open 'world's oldest bottle of wine' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The 1,650-year-old bottle, sealed with wax and containing a white liquid, has been on display at the Pfalz Historical Musuem in Germany for over a century.
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Robert Lawrence Balzer dies at 99: L.A. Times wine writer

Robert Lawrence Balzer dies at 99: L.A. Times wine writer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Robert Lawrence Balzer, a wine critic and educator who wrote an influential column in The Times for three decades during a career that stretched from the post-Prohibition era through the explosion of the California wine industry he championed, has...
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Lot18 Acquires Paris-Based E-commerce Company Vinobest and Marks First International Move in Long-Term Global Expansion Plan

Lot18 Acquires Paris-Based E-commerce Company Vinobest and Marks First International Move in Long-Term Global Expansion Plan | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Lot18, the New York-based company that is changing the way Americans buy wine and gourmet food, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Paris-based e-commerce company Vinobest. The firm was founded in 2010 by entrepreneurs Paul Guillet and Thierry Rochas, who will stay on with Lot18 and continue to serve European wine lovers from their Paris office.
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Spotlight On: Chenin Blanc

Spotlight On: Chenin Blanc | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Oxford Companion to Wine calls Chenin Blanc “probably the world’s most versatile grape variety.”...
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Yamanashi strives for wine 100% made in Japan

Yamanashi strives for wine 100% made in Japan | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For years Yamanashi Prefecture, one of Japan's leading wine regions, has boasted the virtues of its domestic output even though the home market is largely dominated by cheaper imports, including "domestic wine" made with imported grapes.
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Luxury Wine Marketing: At £20 a Bottle of Champagne Taittinger, does it impact negatively the brand ?

Luxury Wine Marketing: At £20 a Bottle of Champagne Taittinger, does it impact negatively the brand ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Some time ago, it was Champagne Bollinger. In 2011 it is 'Champagne Taittinger's turn. What's happening in UK, a key market for champagne houses at a time (christmas season) when huge volumes are at stake?
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Ed Sands: "No one is dreaming of California wines these days."

Ed Sands: "No one is dreaming of California wines these days." | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Dave McIntyre talks to the Calvert Woodley co-owner about the wines people really want to drink.
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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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Frenchman leaps from kungfu to cabernet

Frenchman leaps from kungfu to cabernet | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Selim Chiali shows off what the French have long been famous for- the passion for the drop and the perfect tie for his business suit.
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The best merlots? Right here in Washington

The best merlots? Right here in Washington | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Wine columnist Paul Gregutt says emphatically that Washington merlots are the best, in every price range, in the country, in the hemisphere, in the entire New World.

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Anatomy of a maison

Anatomy of a maison | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the Medieval age, the sight of a towering spire signalled a city of splendour. Today, it is cathedrals of retailing that indicate metropolitan status, as Marion Hume writes.
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Getting the most out of wine

Getting the most out of wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
1. Do your homework. Be curious about what you're drinking, who made it, and where.
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Champagne With a Capital 'C'

Champagne With a Capital 'C' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Champagne is a French exception, a place where the brand, not the land, seems to reign supreme.
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Some best-value wines of the year

Some best-value wines of the year | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
From thousands of tastings, here are some stand-outs.
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Montreal Passion Vin: Good wine for a good cause

Montreal Passion Vin: Good wine for a good cause | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Over the Nov. 25 weekend, the 10th edition of Montréal Passion Vin came and went at the Hilton Bonaventure.
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Indian Artist Adorns Rothschild 2009

Indian Artist Adorns Rothschild 2009 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The secret about the designer label on Mouton Rothschild 2009 that was the talk of the media last month has now been revealed with the company announcing yesterday that it was designed by the Indian-born UK artist Anish Kapoor who is an international celebrity with his contemporary works including the sculpture for the London Olympic Games

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The best bars in San Francisco, according to Food & Wine Magazine

The best bars in San Francisco, according to Food & Wine Magazine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The end of the year always means it’s time to make lists, and on cue, Food & Wine has named the Top 50 bars in America. As combing through the slideshow reveals, it would appear that six San Francisco bars/restaurants made the cut as the Bay Area’s best cocktail places. Which ones? Find out above.

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Just say yes to disgorgement dates

Just say yes to disgorgement dates | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Buying Champagne is a bit like shopping for a late-model car. The model itself may not change, but model years do. A nonvintage wine may not change, but Champagne houses always have new releases.

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The Enthusiast 100 of 2011

The Enthusiast 100 of 2011 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
This year, Wine Enthusiast’s tasting panel reviewed more than 16,000 wines. We’ve previously published our lists of Top 100 Best Buys (wines for $15 or less, November) and Top 100 Cellar Selections (cellar-worthy and highly rated collectibles, December), now here comes the big kahuna.
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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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