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Is French Wine Under Attack?

Is French Wine Under Attack? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In France, is wine a part of national identity and a valuable contributor to the economy, or a danger to public health?
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Yellow River Drinking (and Eating)

Yellow River Drinking (and Eating) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Five late September days in the Chinese vineyard regions of Ningxia and Wuhai was all it took to make me realise the tameness of the western larder, the placidity of western drinking practices and the total irrelevance of ‘wine-and-food matching’.
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Leoville-Las Cases 2010 Declines to Record Low $2,500 on Liv-Ex

Leoville-Las Cases 2010 Declines to Record Low $2,500 on Liv-Ex | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A case of 2010 Chateau Leoville-Las
Cases, a Bordeaux second-growth wine estate, sold for 1,560
pounds ($2,500) on Liv-ex, taking the vintage to a record low on
the exchange amid muted demand for top wines from the region.
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Wine at the end of the tunnels in Moldova

Wine at the end of the tunnels in Moldova | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Hilariously dwarfing the typical few hundred feet of "wine cave" scooped out of a hillside at many Napa Valley vineyards, we descend into Cricova Winery's 15th century, 75-mile network of limestone tunnels, large portions of which have been...
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A South African wine innovator (by Jancis Robinson)

A South African wine innovator (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I’m not a consultant,” insists Rosa Kruger, who has played such an important part in launching a new wave of South African wine.
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Champagne Bruno Paillard backs off legal action in Bollinger bottle dispute

Champagne Bruno Paillard backs off legal action in Bollinger bottle dispute | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Champagne Bruno Paillard has decided not to take legal action against rival Bollinger over a claim that it 'stole' Paillard's bottle design.
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Champagne Babes's curator insight, October 5, 2013 6:35 AM

Een mini-magnum is een mini-magnum en die lijken op elkaar. Gelukkig is het verschil groot genoeg om een slepende rechtszaak te voorkomen.

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Gloria Ferrer Says Sparkling Wine Trend Is Lifting All Boats

Gloria Ferrer Says Sparkling Wine Trend Is Lifting All Boats | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Sonoma’s Gloria Ferrer, one of the largest methode champenoise bubblies made in the U.S., says the trend toward sparkling wines isn’t just benefiting Prosecco—which has been at the heart of the boom—but also increasing opportunities across the...
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Beaucastel 2012 en primeur tasting

Beaucastel 2012 en primeur tasting | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Overall, an extremely good vintage for the Perrin family with, generally, low acidity and good balance. Alcohol levels seem a little lower than usual (ABVs were not printed on the labels of these barrel samples) which is welcome these days. I checked with Marc Perrin who confirmed that blends are more or less the same as usual.

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Bordeaux 2013: Merlot harvest brought forward in race against rot

Bordeaux 2013: Merlot harvest brought forward in race against rot | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A spate of hot and humid weather has led many Bordeaux estates to bring forward their Merlot harvest, as overall conditions remain 'hugely challenging'.
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Domaine Clarence Dillon completes Saint Emilion chateau deal

Domaine Clarence Dillon completes Saint Emilion chateau deal | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Haut-Brion owner Domaine Clarence Dillon has completed the purchase of Chateau L’Arrosée in Saint Emilion.
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Orange you glad the colors of wine are expanding?

Orange you glad the colors of wine are expanding? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Orange wines are far outside our normal paradigm for white wines. Yet they can be compellingly delicious.
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In Paris, a New Breed of Wine Bar

In Paris, a New Breed of Wine Bar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Forget formal and fussy. These spots pair snacks and sips in casual, approachable settings.
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Chile declares emergency as frost hits vines

Chile declares emergency as frost hits vines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chile's agriculture ministry has declared a state of emergency after seeing the worst frost in decades pose a threat to vineyards and fruit farms.
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’The Dead Arm’ Shiraz Maker Resurrects Aussie Wine, Eyes China

’The Dead Arm’ Shiraz Maker Resurrects Aussie Wine, Eyes China | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Australian winemaker Chester Osborn,
just back from China, is wearing a loud, colorful shirt
featuring an electric purple paisley pattern.
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Beginning of the Harvest on Etna with Reseca, « The Clos that reaches the Sky »

Beginning of the Harvest on Etna with Reseca, « The Clos that reaches the Sky » | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Who has never dreamed about growing vines hanging in the sky? On Etna, Famiglia Catania owns the Reseca clos, the legacy of a former vineyard planted 850 meters above sea level in the sector of Randazzo, on the north side of Mount Etna. The name of the vineyard is Poggio. With Salvo Foti, Famiglia Catania provides the most careful attention to the vineyard in order to naturally restore the uniqueness of this place influenced by a continental climate.

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10 Best Wines To Drink During The Shutdown

10 Best Wines To Drink During The Shutdown | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Have some time on your hands while the government's doors are closed? Here are the most appropriate wines to drink during the shutdown.
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Constellation Brands' wine sales weaker than expected

Constellation Brands' wine sales weaker than expected | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Beer has boosted half-year profits for Constellation Brands, but the firm's wine business had a mixed six months.
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Classy! 6,000-Year-Old Wine Found In Greece

Classy! 6,000-Year-Old Wine Found In Greece | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom agrees that a fine wine generally gets better with age -- good news for the 6,200-year-old wine samples unearthed in Greece, huh?
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Green Talk: The Man Behind Whole Foods' Wine Department

Green Talk: The Man Behind Whole Foods' Wine Department | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
When it comes to selling organically and sustainably grown wine, few retailers have the clout that Whole Foods Market does.
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Grenache grape makes wine with a strong personality

Grenache grape makes wine with a strong personality | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Writers on wine often assign personalities to wine grapes and to the wines made from them. Cabernet sauvignon, for example, I think of as Rex Harrison: high-toned and austere but you quite know when hes around.
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Mixed reaction to Yquem 2011 price: negociants have been under pressure to hold the 2011 price, rather than discount.

Mixed reaction to Yquem 2011 price: negociants have been under pressure to hold the 2011 price, rather than discount. | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Chateau d'Yquem’s pricing of its long-awaited 2011 vintage has split opinion among merchants, with some suggesting the bar could have been set lower to generate more interest.
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FILM: « For ever and ever, ARGONNE », an International campaign to save a Forest in Danger

FILM: « For ever and ever, ARGONNE », an International campaign to save a Forest in Danger | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Champagne Henri Giraud, in partnership with the French National Forest Office (ONF), has officially announced the launch of its new campaign « For ever and ever, ARGONNE » (watch the film). Around the world, from October 2nd 2013, the purchase of one bottle of the cuvée ARGONNE will finance the planting of a new two-year-old oak tree and also the vital support it needs over the next five years.

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First Look At The 2012 Vintage For Germany

First Look At The 2012 Vintage For Germany | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Blog Wine ratings, Wine reviews, Wine tasting notes & Wine Videos from JamesSuckling.com.
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Tokyo apartment building caters to wine lovers

Tokyo apartment building caters to wine lovers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
For those who have trouble finding space for a large wine collection, a new apartment block in Japan with an in-house cellar and a visiting sommelier could be the perfect place to live.
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