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Asian wine investors buy-up top lots at Christie's auction

Asian wine investors buy-up top lots at Christie's auction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Super seconds Lynch Bages 1982 and Gruaud Larose also exceeded their estimates in a positive turnaround for the market.
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A wine secret from upstate New York

A wine secret from upstate New York | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The name Tierce may not mean much to average wine consumers or even dedicated wine lovers, but the wine is special, a terrific achievement, and may always be a wine geek's secret.
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Wine Sales Up; Dessert-Flavored Vodka Also Popular

Wine Sales Up; Dessert-Flavored Vodka Also Popular | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The wine business is booming. Or, at least, it’s improving, with some segments much stronger than others.
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California Wine: Tablas Creek Unique

California Wine: Tablas Creek Unique | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Paso Robles' hot weather makes for sweeter wines, except at Tablas Creek.
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Bordeaux 2011: Calls for price drop after 'arrogant' 2010s

Bordeaux 2011: Calls for price drop after 'arrogant' 2010s | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bordeaux was 'arrogant' in its pricing last year, the managing director of Chateau Lafite has told Decanter.com as merchants call on Bordeaux to come down in price on the 2011s.
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Russian champagne maker plans on going public

Russian champagne maker plans on going public | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The wines produced by Abrau Durso, based in the Russian South, are technically sparkling wines, but Russians call them Champagne. The brand has been a favourite in the country since Soviet days, and now the manufacturer is considering going public.
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Australians see silver lining in import surge

Australians see silver lining in import surge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The surge in foreign imports to Australia should be welcomed not feared, Australian wine professionals say.
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Global Wine Partners appoints Malone

Global Wine Partners appoints Malone | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Global Wine Partners, the wine industry investment bank, announced the appointment of Ian Malone as senior vice president.

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Château de Beaucastel spreads its wings

Château de Beaucastel spreads its wings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

With a 2010 vintage that promises to be remarkable, and an exceptional cuvee, “Hommage à Jacques Perrin”, that is ranked alongside some of the finest wines on the “Place de Bordeaux”, Château de Beaucastel, the jewel of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is going to be on everyone’s lips in 2012.

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Jefford on Monday: Dionysus and Downing St

Jefford on Monday: Dionysus and Downing St | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
January draws to a close. For a few of my friends, that means the end of an abstemious, alcohol-free month.
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Giuseppe Quintarelli

Giuseppe Quintarelli | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Quintarelli, who has died aged 84, was an artisan wine-producer best-known for elevating the usually pedestrian Valpolicella into an altogether more aristocratic product — with prices to match.

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Chateau Pontet Canet

Chateau Pontet Canet | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For the 2010 vintage, Tesseron added numerous rows of Nomblot, concrete eggs to his range of 16 wood and 32 conical shaped, large, 80 hectoliter, concrete vats used for fermentation. These concrete eggs first became popular due to their useage in the Rhone Valley by Michel Chapoutier. In fact, the vats are a creation between Michel Chapoutier and the Noblot company.
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Dirk Niepoort talks about the elegance of a Vintage Port

Dirk Niepoort talks about the elegance of a Vintage Port | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

An interview with Dirk Niepoort by Antonio Barreto. Dirk explains the differences between ports and also talks about Vintage 2007 which he defines as an harmonious port.

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2009 Pessac Leognan Bordeaux Wine In Bottle Tasting Notes

2009 Pessac Leognan Bordeaux Wine In Bottle Tasting Notes | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
2009 Pessac Leognan Bordeaux Wine In Bottle Tasting Notes based on wines tasted at the UGC in America...
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Treasury Wine Estates Opens The Innovation Gates With A Flurry Of New Products

Treasury Wine Estates Opens The Innovation Gates With A Flurry Of New Products | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Treasury Wine Estates is making good on its promise to innovate by starting the year with a slew of new product launches. “We’re seeking to offer wines for every occasion—wines which can compete against all beverage alcohol categories,” said Treasury CEO David Dearie in an interview with Shanken News Daily.

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Chardonnay marks 100th birthday of growth in U.S.

Chardonnay marks 100th birthday of growth in U.S. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chardonnay, the world's most popular white wine, dates back centuries, but it owes much of its history in the United States to a winemaker who planted the grape in California 100 years...
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Michel Chapoutier: « I am delighted to find our wines in the Top 3 of the Liv-Ex Fine Wine together with Comte de Vogue and Domaine de la Romanée Conti. »

Michel Chapoutier: « I am delighted to find our wines in the Top 3 of the Liv-Ex Fine Wine together with Comte de Vogue and Domaine de la Romanée Conti. » | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Liv-Ex Fine Wine has just released its monthly figures of January 2012. Chapoutier is the 2nd most non-Bordeaux traded brand in January 2012 betwwen Comte Vogue (n°1) and Romanee Conti (n°3). An interview with Michel Chapoutier :

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Vintage Alco Pop? Maotai’s Price Spiral

Vintage Alco Pop? Maotai’s Price Spiral | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Following in the footsteps of collectible teas and rare traditional medicines, China's national liquor Maotai is increasingly becoming an investment item, leading some to wonder whether China faces a baijiu bubble.
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Reviewing Douro Reds From Recent Vintages

Reviewing Douro Reds From Recent Vintages | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
THE Douro Valley region of Portugal has so much going in its favor, it’s almost ridiculous. The wine panel recently tasted 20 reds from Douro, a fascinating, rapidly evolving region.
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100 years of d'Arenberg wines

100 years of d'Arenberg wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
ONE variety reveals plenty about a revered wine brand, writes Tony Love.
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Banker Toasts Wine Award, Pours Money Into South African Farm

Banker Toasts Wine Award, Pours Money Into South African Farm | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Banker Michael Jordaan is off duty and about to enjoy the fruits of his second job: wine farming.
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Chapoutier 2nd most non-Bordeaux traded brand in January 2012 between Comte Vogue and Romanee Conti

Chapoutier 2nd most non-Bordeaux traded brand in January 2012 between Comte Vogue and Romanee Conti | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A report from Liv-Ex Fine Wine. Trade on the exchange has encompassed a broad array of wines this month.

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In Australia, Wineries forced to shut as fire threatens farms

In Australia, Wineries forced to shut as fire threatens farms | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Fallen powerlines caused a potentially devastating fire in WA's premier wine region yesterday, prompting five-star wineries to shut and creating havoc on busy roads at the end of the school holidays.
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Champagne Flattened by $22 Sparklers From Italy’s Franciacorta

Champagne Flattened by $22 Sparklers From Italy’s Franciacorta | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Don’t dare call the wines of Franciacorta “spumante,” the semi-sweet bubblies from Asti. And don’t confuse them with Champagne, even though Franciacorta sparklers are made with the same methode champenoise.
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Chapoutier and Devaux to launch Champagne

Chapoutier and Devaux to launch Champagne | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Rhône-based winemaker bought half a hectare of vineyard with Champagne Devaux back in 2008, and the two producers plan to launch a vintage prestige cuvée in 2014.

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