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Lot18, The Troubled Wine Startup, Has A New CEO

Lot18, The Troubled Wine Startup, Has A New CEO | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Closing out a tumultuous year, online wine seller Lot18 has promoted its chief marketing officer, Jay Sung, to CEO. It's not clear who most recently held the position.
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This Sino-French Startup Aims to Give China a Monthly Taster of Fine Wines

This Sino-French Startup Aims to Give China a Monthly Taster of Fine Wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As well as being a conventional online seller of premium wines, it also aims to be the leading subscription e-commerce offering on the wine market in China.
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Robert Parker's Waning Influence on the Current Generation of Wine Drinkers

Robert Parker's Waning Influence on the Current Generation of Wine Drinkers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Welcome to Vintage America, a column in which Eater Wine Editor Talia Baiocchi takes a hyperfresh look at all things wine-related. Almost everyone who drinks wine in America has...
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Louis Latour cements Beaujolais presence

Louis Latour cements Beaujolais presence | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Louis Latour has just taken an 18-year lease on Chateau de Labourons in Fleurie – an important move in their long-term plan for Beaujolais presence.
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Interview: Successful career in the wine business

Interview: Successful career in the wine business | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When a painfully shy young woman contacted a fine wine merchant and said: “I have no qualifications – can I help?”, she got the job – and today is signing deals worth millions of pounds.
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Red or white wine? Secret behind drink choice revealed

Red or white wine? Secret behind drink choice revealed | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Red wine drinkers earn more and are generally happier – but white wine lovers are more practical, a study has revealed.
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The Quest for Wine's Origins

The Quest for Wine's Origins | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What was the first wine appellation? According to new research from leading scientists, mankind's long history of cultivating grapes for wine began in southeast Anatolia, located in modern-day Turkey.
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Vivino Raises $1M From Creandum For Mobile Wine Cellar

Vivino Raises $1M From Creandum For Mobile Wine Cellar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Vivino, a mobile wine app that allows users to keep track of wines they drink, rate them for future reference, and share their favorites with others, has raised $1 million in Series A financing from Creandum, the Nordic venture capital firm known...
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Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Expands to the Jura

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Expands to the Jura | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Five years ago, the Jura wasn't on Guillaume d'Angerville's mind. But on a visit to one of his favorite Paris restaurants, the eminent Burgundian vintner became fascinated by this lesser-known French wine region.
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Montreal collector sues Canada's SAQ for $1m

Montreal collector sues Canada's SAQ for $1m | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A Montreal wine collector is suing the Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ) for nearly CA$1m after his collection was allegedly exposed to harmful bacteria.
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Spadarotto Cabernet: The Best Cult Wine You Never Heard Of

Spadarotto Cabernet: The Best Cult Wine You Never Heard Of | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Spadarotto Cabernet Sauvignon The Spadarotto family makes very little wine, very well.
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Moon phases and stag's bladders: wacky wine-making

Moon phases and stag's bladders: wacky wine-making | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The sun is setting and the slopes of the Cote d'Or are soaking up the last few rays of the day. A waning moon has just appeared to the east.

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China wine plays: oversaturation?

China wine plays: oversaturation? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Two news bits from the wine sector are making headlines, shining a spotlight on this hot industry whose fast growth is being fueled by millions of new middle class Chinese who are willing to pay big money for premium products like wine and coffee.
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Portugal buyers' trip: Jess Lomas

Portugal buyers' trip: Jess Lomas | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
On the back of the Harpers Portuguese buyers' trip Jess Lomas, manager of Peckams Glasgow tells us what stood out for her and what she learned from visiting the Alentejo, Tejo and Península de Setúbal regions.
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Turk creates “wine of the Apocalypse”

Turk creates “wine of the Apocalypse” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A Turkish businessman has produced a “wine of the Apocalypse” to be drunk on 21 December, the date when the world is due to end according to the Mayan calendar.
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Finding the Perfect Cigar Pairing

Finding the Perfect Cigar Pairing | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The first rule when trying to find a drink to partner with your cigar is that there aren't any rules.
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Ferrari moving to higher vines as climate change effects felt

Ferrari moving to higher vines as climate change effects felt | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Italian sparkling producer Ferrari Fratelli Lunelli is actively encouraging its growers to plant vines higher in Trentino to avoid the effects of climate change.
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Tea and Wine: fermenting a friendship

Tea and Wine: fermenting a friendship | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Two terraces - one where rows of tea trees grow on Mount Jingmai in Yunnan province, the other in the wine-producing region of Saint-Emilion near Bordeaux, France. About 8,700 kilometres apart, the regions have embarked upon a relationship...
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For the Barolo lover: wall maps of the Barolo region

For the Barolo lover: wall maps of the Barolo region | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Unless you really know what you're doing -- or have very deep pockets, it may not be the best idea to give a bottle of wine to a highly opinionated wine lover.
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NW Wine: 5 wine books to give to wine lovers

NW Wine: 5 wine books to give to wine lovers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — What do oenophiles enjoy nearly as much as sipping their favorite wines? Perhaps it's reading about them.
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Naples Winter Wine Festival auction items announced

Naples Winter Wine Festival auction items announced | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Off-the-charts wine lots of historic proportions will headline the live auction at the Naples Winter Wine Festival on Jan. 26 when 550 guests gather under the auction tent at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
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Jefford on Monday: Wine's Periodic Table

Jefford on Monday: Wine's Periodic Table | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jefford on Monday: Much playtime at the recent EWBC conference in Turkey was spent in competitive pronunciation.
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Let's Talk Wine

Let's Talk Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
No matter how apt, wine remarks can become clichéd. The challenge -- for writers aiming for a wide range of readers -- seems to lie in crafting crisp descriptions not laden with insider jargon. Wine writing need not be esoteric.
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Changes at The Wine Advocate Signal a Shift in the Market

Changes at The Wine Advocate Signal a Shift in the Market | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When Robert M. Parker Jr. began publishing his newsletter in 1978, the world of wine was a far narrower place.
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Jane Anson launches book on wines of Bordeaux

Jane Anson launches book on wines of Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hong Kong is a city of wine lovers, and each year's social calendar is inevitably crowded with tastings and other events, of which only a few stand out as really special. The tasting last Wednesday was one such event.
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