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Drinking dry or sweet: The debate continues

Drinking dry or sweet: The debate continues | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Are dry wines better or more "serious" than sweet wines? Our wine columnist explores this issue and tastes a few fun chillable reds for summer.
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Oddbins launches competition to find UK's best wine taster

Oddbins launches competition to find UK's best wine taster | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The firm is inviting wine lovers to put their taste buds to the test to stand a chance of winning a place on Oddbins’ Tasting Panel...
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Chinese Collectors Will Keep Driving Sales

Chinese Collectors Will Keep Driving Sales | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
China’s economic slowdown hasn’t diminished the importance of mainland clients to Sotheby’s, chief executive officer William Ruprecht said.
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Rieslings come in many versions and most aficionados will find their own appeal in this wine.

Rieslings come in many versions and most aficionados will find their own appeal in this wine. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

THERE are many reasons Riesling is a noble varietal. For one, it comes in many versions. If one Riesling is light and floral, another might be dry and tense. Rieslings can be crisp and minerally, but also creamy and fruity. Then there are sweet or dry versions of the wine.

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Côte d’Or treasure

Côte d’Or treasure | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
So it seems that the fine wine buyers of the world are not too interested in the latest vintage of bordeaux. The 2011 Bordeaux primeurs campaign is one of the most sluggish so far. So how about something entirely different?
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Jay McInerney: 'I was fortunate to get a lot of mileage out of my vices'

Jay McInerney: 'I was fortunate to get a lot of mileage out of my vices' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
He might have quit drugs but the celebrated American author hasn't given up on hedonism – breakfast is always improved with a bottle of the world's best wine...
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Look to Washington for value on good wine

Look to Washington for value on good wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Although California makes 10 times as much wine as all other states combined, Wine Adviser Paul Gregutt believes it is Washington (and in some instances, Oregon) that offers the widest variety of value wines.
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Devil in the drop

Devil in the drop | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Ute Junker savours an ice wine with rock-star connections in the Okanagan Valley. Over a glass of rose cabernet franc, heady with the scent of strawberries, Australian Andrew Moon tells me he has found the promised land of winemaking. Surprisingly, it's in an unexpectedly sunny pocket of British Columbia.

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What's Happening At Lot18 ?

What's Happening At Lot18 ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Last Friday, Lot18made a company-wide announcement. If employees weren't happy at the young flash-sale wine site, they could resign by May 18 and receive one month's pay.

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Armenia: A Pioneering Winery Brings Winemaking Back to its Roots

Armenia: A Pioneering Winery Brings Winemaking Back to its Roots | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Oenophiles tend to classify wines into either coming from the "old world" -- France, Spain, Italy and other European countries that have traditionally produced wine -- and the "new world," which inclu...
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Food is the new rock? We wine people are smirking

Food is the new rock? We wine people are smirking | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

So this week, the notion of food being the new rock became a thing . Maybe it was a good thing, maybe it was a bad thing. Whatever. It was a thing.

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Inside the oenophilic mind of Jay McInerney: The man knows his wine, and isn't shy about it

Inside the oenophilic mind of Jay McInerney: The man knows his wine, and isn't shy about it | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Reading Jay McInerney’s wine columns, you can’t help thinking how far he’s come since “Bright Lights, Big City,” that 1984 ode to the excesses of the Reagan era.
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36 Hours in Napa Valley

36 Hours in Napa Valley | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The array of sensory indulgences here can make you dizzy before you’ve even had your first glass of local wine.
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Even some low-cost wines can impress with aging

Even some low-cost wines can impress with aging | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last week, I wrote about how long to let your bottles age, and how it is a personal decision based on what you like in a wine’s aromas and structure. I realize only a small segment of the drinking population actually lays down bottles.
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How three families, Piero Masi come together to set up multicrore Indo-Italian wine venture Fratelli

How three families, Piero Masi come together to set up multicrore Indo-Italian wine venture Fratelli | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
"We were six brothers from three families, aided by Masi, the brains behind the venture, and we had a common agenda-to create excellent wines in India."...
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Vintage $350 Madeira Beats Pricey Burgundy, Champagne

Vintage $350 Madeira Beats Pricey Burgundy, Champagne | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

It isn’t every day that wine writers get to taste Madeiras from 1910 and 1912 over lunch, but I had a chance to taste those two old-timers in an array that also included examples ranging from a 1920 to a pubescent 1996.

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France to try to woo Chinese oenophiles beyond Bordeaux

France to try to woo Chinese oenophiles beyond Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
PARIS, May 20 — It may take a lot of wining and dining, but the French government has launched a three-year marketing campaign in Beijing this month to try and persuade oenophiles and experts there…...
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How the best of Shiraz changes preconceptions

How the best of Shiraz changes preconceptions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Most people have the impression that Shiraz is a strong wine. But a recent tasting of Australian Shiraz changes my mind.
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Top movies for wine lovers

Top movies for wine lovers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
If you’re a lover of wine, chances are you’ll be drawn to, or at least intrigued by, movies that prominently feature wines.
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A Summer Fling: Cru Beaujolais

A Summer Fling: Cru Beaujolais | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
"THE NEGOTIANTS USED to deduct 10 francs from the price of a barrel because the road was so steep," says Vincent Audras of Le Clos de Haute-Combe, a cheerful octogenarian, looking down the precipitous slope just in front of his stone farmhouse perched high above the French village of Juliénas.
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Napa's 2009s herald what great Cabernet can be

Napa's 2009s herald what great Cabernet can be | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
There's debate these days as to what makes for a great vintage. In some minds it might be a year like 2007 in Napa Valley, brimming with warmth and sun. Or perhaps 2008, which enjoyed that ripeness although in a...
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Wine: the pros and cons of natural wine

Wine: the pros and cons of natural wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sure, natural wines take a bit of getting used to, but that's the way it is with any new taste experience, says Fiona Beckett...
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A joke about Chateau Malartic Lagraviere

A joke about Chateau Malartic Lagraviere | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Finally we have a release which I at first thought a joke, but apparently not. Malartic Lagraviere has released it’s 2011 red and white, at 27€ for the red and 42€ for the white. The négociant I was speaking to as I got the first email on he subject...

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Bordeaux bankers

Bordeaux bankers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Investing in wine has left an unfamiliar taste in the mouth in recent months, with the price of certain vintages falling steeply in 2011.
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SecondMarket Acts to Offset Facebook Fees Selling Wine, Art

SecondMarket Acts to Offset Facebook Fees Selling Wine, Art | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The challenge to replace those sales has forced SecondMarket Chief Executive Officer Barry Silbert, 36, to turn to even more exotic investment opportunities to retain his 100,000 wealthy individuals and institutions: wine...

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