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Wine Miles - Back on the Road Again on Environmental Expert

Wine Miles - Back on the Road Again on Environmental Expert | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Last week an article appeared in Harpers Wine and Spirits on the back of a press release outlining how wines from the Rueda region in Spain were poised to take market share away from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the UK.

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In Australia, European wine prices plunge

In Australia, European wine prices plunge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

A SHIFT in the tastes of Australian drinkers has wine producers turning red with anger and white with fear.

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Krug, Rubens Lure Wine Buyers as U.S. Fights Rise of Hong Kong

Krug, Rubens Lure Wine Buyers as U.S. Fights Rise of Hong Kong | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
At Christie’s International’s first New York wine sale of the year on Jan. 25, Krug Grande Cuvee champagne will flow in the presence of Old Master paintings to inspire buyers to bid big, or so the auction house hopes.
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In Australia, Raising the profile of Tempranillo

In Australia, Raising the profile of Tempranillo | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Louisa Rose is convinced that if Tem­pranillo had been brought to Australia in the 1820s instead of Shiraz, the coun­try would now be a sea of Tempranillo.
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India struggles to develop taste for wine

India struggles to develop taste for wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
At a small, Italian-style restaurant on the fringes of south Delhi, a wine tasting is under way. Within earshot is the drone of traffic on a four-lane highway and the noisy building site of an overland metro – reminders of India’s growing economy.
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Wine trends for 2012

Wine trends for 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Expect to hear more from Swartland and natural wine producers – as well as rising prices, writes David Williams...
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Jancis Robinson: "How 2010 burgundies turned a corner"

Jancis Robinson: "How 2010 burgundies turned a corner" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
These are Burgundy's really heavy hitters, the sort of names that, unfortunately, appeal to investors as well to the best-heeled drinkers. Many names are almost as sought after. Burgundy's best value is to be found elsewhere.
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SA port-style wines can no longer be called 'port'

SA port-style wines can no longer be called 'port' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Instead, all port-style wine will have to be labelled as Cape Pink, Cape Ruby, Cape Tawny or Cape Vintage to describe the particular style of production. Any product bottled and labelled prior to January 1, 2012 may, however, still be sold as "port" until the existing stock is depleted.

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Taste Wine On Facebook With New Actions

Taste Wine On Facebook With New Actions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Facebook announced this week that they are now approving their open graph actions. There are currently 78 actions listed by Facebook.
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Rioja: Wine region of the year

Rioja: Wine region of the year | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The northern Spanish wine region takes top honors this year for its diversity of wine-making styles and its unbeatable value.
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Some Wines Age More Gracefully than the Cork Dork

Some Wines Age More Gracefully than the Cork Dork | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Finding old wines can be laborious and expensive but worth the effort, plus the Wine Pick of the Week.
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Tuscan tenors of winemaking

Tuscan tenors of winemaking | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Tuscany has perhaps the greatest concentration of Italy’s finest wines; in fact names such as Ornellaia and Sassicaia have gained international fame for their outstanding quality.

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South Africa: The top of the Wine List

South Africa: The top of the Wine List | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Four of South Africa’s leading winemakers talk about the art of producing iconic wines that stand out on the global shelf – in an intensely competitive era of global wine brands, iconic wines, signature varieties, biodiversity, regional wine identity and innovative winemaking.
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An Impressive Wine Cellar in the Heart of Paris

An Impressive Wine Cellar in the Heart of Paris | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
I was in Paris for a few days last month and visited a few terrific restaurants and wine shops, many of which were the work of expat Americans. Or expat Canadians, as in the case of Frenchies’ wine director, Laura Vidal. Actually, Ms Vidal holds both Canadian and French passports, one of the facts about her I learned over our lunch at Fines Gueles.
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Chapoutier creates wines for Le Gavroche

Chapoutier creates wines for Le Gavroche | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Chef Michel Roux jr and winemaker Michel Chapoutier have collaborated on two wines exclusively for Roux’s London restaurant Le Gavroche.

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5 things about wine to focus on in 2012

5 things about wine to focus on in 2012 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It's been a busy January. The dry weather has let vineyard managers get ahead on their work - while praying for rain. But there's also a surprising amount of energy in the wine world right now, a desire to get back on...
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Bravo Bordeaux

Bravo Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Worldly, beautiful and high-spirited Eleanor of Aquitaine tested the durability of her two husband-kings who placed her in detention. One of these sorely troubled marriages – to Henry Plantaganet – nevertheless seeded prosperity for part of her French domain as the world's leading wine exporter.

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Australia Wine Exports Hit as Aussie Surge Aids Bordeaux

Australia Wine Exports Hit as Aussie Surge Aids Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Australia’s wine lovers are embracing European bottles as never before, exacerbating a decline in the local industry already suffering from plummeting exports.
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过年好, 年年有余 : Jean Merlaut (Chateau Gruaud Larose) comments on the future of expensive Bordeaux wines in China

过年好, 年年有余 : Jean Merlaut (Chateau Gruaud Larose) comments on the future of expensive Bordeaux wines in China | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We are celebrating the Chinese New Year with Jean Merlaut, owner of Chateau Gruaud Larose, who comments on the current situation of great Bordeaux wines in China.
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Anthony Rose: 'People like character in their wine'

Anthony Rose: 'People like character in their wine' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Ever wondered why riesling is not as popular as chardonnay? Or why pinot grigio is as popular as it is? Could it be because people like character in their wine, but not too much?
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Chateau De Beaucastel

Chateau De Beaucastel | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Chateau has been linked with some of the very best wine since 1549 when a barn with a plot of land was purchased in Courthezon. The luxury manor house of today was built on that land and even today one can see the arms of the family sculpted in stone on one of the walls in the drawing room.
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Gallo and Constellation to pay out in fake Pinot case

Gallo and Constellation to pay out in fake Pinot case | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
E&J Gallo and Constellation have agreed to pay up to US$2m in an out of court settlement to consumers duped in the notorious fake Pinot Noir scandal.
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The Wine Road to Santiago

The Wine Road to Santiago | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Galicia’s best-known wine region is Rías Baixas on the west coast, where mostly white wine is produced. Inland lies Ribeiro, which produces reds and whites. Some of the best reds come from Ribeira Sacra, a spectacular area of terraced vineyards that borders Valdeorras, better known for its whites.

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My Wine's Long Way Home

My Wine's Long Way Home | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It is a good problem to have: how do you get your wine home from the vineyard? You can put it in your checked luggage, but this poses problems. There are weight restrictions. The bottles could break. You might not have room for clothes.
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2010: The Year of the Burgundy

2010: The Year of the Burgundy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
2010 is shaping up to be a rare, remarkable vintage, but rising demand for a finite number of wines from Burgundy means this might be the last year of exceptional quality that remains within the boundaries of affordability.
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