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Michel Chapoutier: "The 2013 white wines show a Burgundian balance, which does not bother me at all!"

Michel Chapoutier: "The 2013 white wines show a Burgundian balance, which does not bother me at all!" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The 2013 harvest of Maison M.Chapoutier in Rhone Valley ended on October 12th. As every year, the full harvest report is now available in order to get the highlights of the year 2013 in the vineyards from Côte Rôtie to Chateauneuf-du Pape.
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Jean-Guillaume Prats: "Chandon will be targeted at 25-to-35-year-old urban men and women who are interested in embracing an international lifestyle while taking pride in all that's Indian"

Jean-Guillaume Prats: "Chandon will be targeted at 25-to-35-year-old urban men and women who are interested in embracing an international lifestyle while taking pride in all that's Indian" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The world's biggest champagne house, Moet Hennessy, has launched its first "made in India" sparkling wine as it seeks to capture a young, urban and increasingly sophisticated market of drinkers on the subcontinent.
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A tasting of the most renowned, and most expensive, cabernet sauvignons of the world.

A tasting of the most renowned, and most expensive, cabernet sauvignons of the world. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I get invited to lots of tastings, but recently there were two that stood out. One was a tasting of what could be best described as the most renowned, and most expensive, cabernet sauvignons of the world.

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John Arend's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:32 PM

Wish I was there

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French retailer price battle 'threatens' Champagne image: Paul Francois Vranken’s Premier Cru falls to just €7.78-a-bottle and GH Martel at €8.45

French retailer price battle 'threatens' Champagne image: Paul Francois Vranken’s Premier Cru falls to just €7.78-a-bottle and GH Martel at €8.45 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Champagne producers have warned that a price war between two major French supermarket groups, Carrefour and Leclerc, risks damaging the region’s image.
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Mexico's Surprising Wine Industry Is In Trouble

Mexico's Surprising Wine Industry Is In Trouble | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Mexico boasts the oldest wine-growing region in the Americas, but it's facing a big challenge from developers.
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The Proust Q&A: Daniel Pi, chief winemaker of Trapiche in Mendoza

The Proust Q&A: Daniel Pi, chief winemaker of Trapiche in Mendoza | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Daniel Pi is the chief winemaker of Trapiche in Mendoza. Joining in 2002, during his 11-year tenure he has been instrumental in creating the estate’s single vineyard Malbecs in line with his goal to achieve the ultimate expression of the grape. He lives in Mendoza with his wife and children.
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Hyperselection: is it a good thing?

Hyperselection: is it a good thing? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The idea of selecting grapes for quality isn’t a new one. It can be done in the vineyard (choosing which grapes to pick, or going through before harvest and getting rid of the bad ones), or in the winery, or both. It’s just that now there seems to be a lot of what I term ‘hyperselection’ going on.

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Northern Rhône Wine Dispatches: From a Mom & Pop to a Pop & Sons

Northern Rhône Wine Dispatches: From a Mom & Pop to a Pop & Sons | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A stone's throw separates traditonal and modern-styled Côte-Rôties at neighbors Domaine Clusel-Roch and Jean-Michel Gerin
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Mama loves Bordeaux with the Trigano family, design guru Philippe Stark and Michel Reybier

Mama loves Bordeaux with the Trigano family, design guru Philippe Stark and Michel Reybier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bordeaux is now home to the 5th Mama Shelter Hotel, after Paris, Marseille, Istanbul and Lyon. It’s an eclectic choice of cities. The first Mama Shelter saw the light of day in Paris’s unfashionabl...
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USA: A wave of recent deals show investors see opportunities in wine, while owners see an exit strategy

USA: A wave of recent deals show investors see opportunities in wine, while owners see an exit strategy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With buyers snapping up leading California wineries Qupé, Araujo, Clos Pegase and Mayacamas in recent months, and other players investing in Oregon and Washington, it may seem like the market for wineries is suddenly hot again on the West Coast.
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Maison M.Chapoutier, World's top Brand in ‘Super Value’ Power 100 list

Maison M.Chapoutier, World's top Brand in ‘Super Value’ Power 100 list | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Yesterday Liv-ex released the 2013 Power 100: the annual list of the most powerful brands in the fine wine market. This year marked the first time that neither a First Growth nor DRC took top position in the rankings.
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Jefford on Monday: The Last Trees in the Forest

Jefford on Monday: The Last Trees in the Forest | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I was lucky enough to drink two 1963s on successive nights recently. One, tragically, was rather better than the other. Let me tell you about the bottles. Then I’ll explain the tragedy.
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Chateau Pavie becomes World’s most Powerful Brand in the Fine Wine market

Chateau Pavie becomes World’s most Powerful Brand in the Fine Wine market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Gerard Perse: " Chateau Pavie is unique in Bordeaux and we are thankful to international wine experts who, year after year, are giving us the best scores. St Emilion is an extraordinary place to make wines with a great elegance and a long aging potential. Being world’s most powerful brand in the fine wine market is a great reward for the tremendous work done at Chateau Pavie since 1998."

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Mirjana Martic's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:07 AM

l'info  provient de wine-searcher!

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Chinese Demand Pushes Wine Auction to Record $8.5 Million

Chinese Demand Pushes Wine Auction to Record $8.5 Million | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The world’s oldest charity wine auction, held on behalf of a medieval hospital in the Burgundy region of France, raised a record 6.3 million euros ($8.5 million), boosted by bidding from China.
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Ten years after, Bordeaux 2003 first growths (by Jancis Robinson)

Ten years after, Bordeaux 2003 first growths (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Longstanding FT readers will remember the noble tradition instituted by my predecessor, Edmund Penning-Rowsell: an annual tasting of all eight Bordeaux first growths and equivalents at 10 years old, the age at which they have traditionally been...
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Chateau Gruaud Larose reaches record high

Chateau Gruaud Larose reaches record high | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Bordeaux market may be struggling, but there are certain wines whose performance has belied market conditions. At the end of October the Gruaud Larose index reached a record high. It has climbed 5.9% year-to-date, in contrast to the Bordeaux...
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Loulou Mitjavile: ”We are looking for overripeness, with jammy flavors but not with heavy character. The more you push the ripeness, the more you have the character of the vintage.”

Loulou Mitjavile: ”We are looking for overripeness, with jammy flavors but not with heavy character. The more you push the ripeness, the more you have the character of the vintage.” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Bonjour Finesse: In Search of a Subtle Wine

Bonjour Finesse: In Search of a Subtle Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There's a time for robust, swaggering wines, but for everyday drinking, look for something fresher and more elegant.
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Unfiltered: A Tale of Two Downton Abbey Wines

Unfiltered: A Tale of Two Downton Abbey Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The makers of Downton Abbey wines have run into a snag in China, where a local businessman has already trademarked the wine brand Downton Abbey.
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International Success for the campaign « For Ever and Ever, Argonne » of Champagne Henri Giraud

International Success for the campaign « For Ever and Ever, Argonne » of Champagne Henri Giraud | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Champagne house Henri Giraud announced that 7,700 oak trees will be planted in December, earlier than expected. Thanks to the tremendous success of the operation « For Ever and Ever, Argonne » launched on October 2, in partnership with the French National Forest Office (ONF), the first young oak trees take root in the heart of the Argonne forest. The strong international enthusiasm and great reviews from Robert Parker, Wine Spectator and Lisa Perrotti -Brown, Chief Editor of the Wine Advocate, about Cuvee Argonne, led to the success of this operation.

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How many beer brands can you name? A dozen? Now … how many wine labels can you name?

How many beer brands can you name? A dozen? Now … how many wine labels can you name? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Outside of, say, Coca-Cola KO +0.6%, beer and spirits are probably the most recognizable and valuable brand names in existence. Not surprisingly, premium beer and spirits businesses tend to enjoy high margins and high returns on equity relative to their peers.
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Tertre Roteboeuf and Roc des Cambes

Tertre Roteboeuf and Roc des Cambes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Roc des Cambes and Tertre Roteboeuf, tasting these wines with owner Francois Mitjavile
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ProWine China opens to tough times for fine wine

ProWine China opens to tough times for fine wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The austerity-fuelled smog hanging over China's fine wine sector shows little sign of clearing, but many remain optimistic for the longer-term.
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Hong Kong love affair with Burgundy will continue

Hong Kong love affair with Burgundy will continue | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hong Kong's wine scene will continue to branch out from Bordeaux as consumer tastes develop, Altaya's managing director, Paulo Pong, said at this year's Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair.
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Northern Rhône Wine Dispatches: The New Kids on the Block

Northern Rhône Wine Dispatches: The New Kids on the Block | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
More 2012 Côte-Rôties, along with intriguing wines from Hermitage, St.-Joseph and Condrieu at Pierre-Jean Villa and Julien Pilon
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