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Can our other senses influence the way wine tastes?

Can our other senses influence the way wine tastes? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Something odd happened when South African Chris Mullineux took a sip of one of his own wines in England. It didn’t taste as he expected. “Definitely... different,” is the way he puts it when I ask.
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Coppola: 'Apocalypse Now nearly killed Inglenook dream'

Coppola: 'Apocalypse Now nearly killed Inglenook dream' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Francis Ford Coppola reveals his 1979 Oscar-winning war film almost ruined his chances of reuniting Inglenook.
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In UK, Strong Xmas for independent wine retailers

In UK, Strong Xmas for independent wine retailers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Independent wine retailers put in a strong performance in December, despite fears that the gloomy economic outlook would squeeze consumer spending.
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Wine Spectator Auction Index Slips in Fourth Quarter of 2011

Wine Spectator Auction Index Slips in Fourth Quarter of 2011 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks sales at fine wine auctions in the United States, fell 2.28 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 from its level in the third quarter.
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Video: Tasting M. Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhone

Video: Tasting M. Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhone | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

VIDEO : Scott Ola & Bill Elsey talk about M. Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhone, taste the wine and make some interesting comments.

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Wine country in the US expands with designated 'terroir'  areas

Wine country in the US expands with designated 'terroir'  areas | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Wine makers in the US are increasingly seeking recognition of their terroir, with the recent addition of three new American Viticultural Areas located in California and Washington State designed to give consumers more information about the wine...
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Champenois ditching flutes for wine glasses

Champenois ditching flutes for wine glasses | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Champagne houses are moving away from using traditional flutes for their fizz in favour of white wine glasses, according to glassware manufacturer Georg Riedel.

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In UK, Supermarket Wine Sales Weather the Stormy Economy

In UK, Supermarket Wine Sales Weather the Stormy Economy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Reportedly, despite the recent economic gloom, supermarket wine sales have increased during the festive season. Sainsbury’s proclaimed it their “most successful Christmas ever” in BWS, outgrowing the category as a whole.

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Acker Merrall & Condit 2012 January sale presents world-class collections of finest wines

Acker Merrall & Condit 2012 January sale presents world-class collections of finest wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Acker Merrall & Condit, the World's leading wine auctioneer and America's oldest fine wine merchant, will hold its first 2012 Hong Kong sale on 13 & 14 January at Island Shangri-La and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
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In Australia, Vintage thinking for wine

In Australia, Vintage thinking for wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIAN winemakers are investing in education -- for themselves and prospective customers -- so the Chinese continue to develop a taste for their wares.
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Accolade Wines launches website for independents

Accolade Wines launches website for independents | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Independent retailers will be able to get postcode specific information about their customers and which wines appeal to them, thanks to a new website from Accolade Wines.
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Wine Spectator’s Top Stories Mirror Vibrant Year In The World Of Wine

Wine Spectator’s Top Stories Mirror Vibrant Year In The World Of Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
No one can call 2011 a dull year—and that held true for the wine world as well, as demonstrated by Wine Spectator’s list of most popular stories for the year.
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An Open Letter to Those Who Don't (Yet) Love Wine

An Open Letter to Those Who Don't (Yet) Love Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
My Dear (What Shall I Call You?) Wine Skeptics,
I don't know how this letter will reach you. After all, it's published in a hangout for wine lovers. Clearly, most people who read Wine Spectator, either online or in print, already have more than a passing interest in the subject.ught.
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Mystery of the $75 Château de Beaucastel

Mystery of the $75 Château de Beaucastel | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
While browsing through a Paris wine shop before Christmas, my eyes fell on an old favorite: Château de Beaucastel, one of the most celebrated red wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône Valley of France.
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Chemists explain how bubbles get into champagne

Chemists explain how bubbles get into champagne | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Who cares about how caramel got into the chocolate bar, we want to know how bubbles got into the bubbly!
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Less oak, alcohol on the wine horizon for ’12

Less oak, alcohol on the wine horizon for ’12 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I took a look at last year’s wine forecast to see how accurate I was — and if I skew things a bit, I could say very on target. As predicted, natural wines have continued to be popular and the idea to employ organic viticulture has become more mainstream.

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Muster's mission: Tennis star turns wine maker

Muster's mission: Tennis star turns wine maker | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Thomas Muster believes in reinvention, and he doesn't do things by half measures. The former "King of Clay" beat career-threatening injuries at the age of 21 to become Austria's first grand slam tennis champion and only world No. 1 player. But he shocked everyone by disappearing into early retirement in Australia.
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Wine: California takes on the Rhone

Wine: California takes on the Rhone | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Last February, I had lunch in Montreal with Kristen Lane, the woman who oversees the grape growing for Californian winery Hope Family Wines, which is behind such labels as Treana, Austin Hope and Liberty School.
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Constellation Brands posts 25 percent drop in profit in 3rd qtr on weaker wine, beer sales

Constellation Brands posts 25 percent drop in profit in 3rd qtr on weaker wine, beer sales | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Constellation Brands Inc., maker of Robert Mondavi wine and Svedka vodka, said Thursday that its third-quarter profit slumped 25 percent on weaker wine and beer sales in North America.
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About 2011: Vintage variations

About 2011: Vintage variations | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With the Northern Hemisphere's grapes long since harvested, opinions are being sought on the state of the 2011 vintage. It's a bit like the latest model of your favorite brand of automobile: Everything depends not on what you expect, but on the actual quality.
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Wine Trends 2012 in Jamaica

Wine Trends 2012 in Jamaica | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Jamaica had a really great year with respect to the wine business. New importers, many new wines on the market, and the best news of all — more wines being consumed. I noticed a few trends developing in our local market throughout the year an ...
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Welcome to the Machine: a Tour of a Wine Pros’ Equipment Exhibition

Welcome to the Machine: a Tour of a Wine Pros’ Equipment Exhibition | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What are latest trends in wine lovers’ attitudes? This is what I wanted to find out, last fall, when I attended SIMEI, a large, professional winemaking equipment exhibition taking place every two years in Milan, in Northern Italy.
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Lafite 2008 value halves as fine wine prices fall

Lafite 2008 value halves as fine wine prices fall | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Fine wine prices in 2011 showed their most dramatic fall since 2008 – with some values slashed by nearly half. According to the fine wine exchange Liv-ex, prices of the 100 top-traded wines, of which 95% are Bordeaux, fell by an average 22.5% between June and December last year.

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ASA bans Naked Wines ad

ASA bans Naked Wines ad | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an advert on Naked Wines’ website for being potentially misleading following a complaint.

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Uncorking China's Wine Market - Knowledge@Wharton

Uncorking China's Wine Market - Knowledge@Wharton | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Although China's bustling metropolises and staid Bordeaux may seem worlds apart, the two are becoming increasingly intertwined. Indeed, China recently overtook the traditional strongholds of Germany and the United Kingdom to become Bordeaux's largest export destination.
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