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An epicurean journey through Europe's terroirs and the georgeous wines and food they produce.
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What We Really Taste When We Drink Wine

What We Really Taste When We Drink Wine | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
For most of us, a wine’s context—its color, its label, its story—affects us as much as its flavor.
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Saving an Endangered British Species: The Pub

Saving an Endangered British Species: The Pub | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Changing economics and tastes in Britain have claimed roughly one out of every five “locals” in the last 20 years.
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The wine director of Château Margaux looks into the past and the future of a great Bordeaux

The wine director of Château Margaux looks into the past and the future of a great Bordeaux | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux shares the fruit of 30 years of experience making the world's most sought-after red wine.
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One of China's most respected sommeliers on the country's unquenchable thirst for fine wine

One of China's most respected sommeliers on the country's unquenchable thirst for fine wine | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Yang Lu, one of China's most respected sommeliers, on the country's unquenchable thirst for fine wine.
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Revisiting the Reds of the Loire Valley

Revisiting the Reds of the Loire Valley | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
The region offers a reasonably priced chance to seek out easy drinking and soul-satisfying pleasures, sometimes in the same bottle.
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The almost Châteauneuf-du-Pape—for one-third the price

The almost Châteauneuf-du-Pape—for one-third the price | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
One of the most seductive wines in the world, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is beloved for its rich character and beguiling aromas—but it's also pricey.
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Chablis battles rot to secure 2013 harvest | decanter.com

Chablis battles rot to secure 2013 harvest | decanter.com | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
For Chablis winemakers who can manage rot in their vineyards, the 2013 harvest may yet yield some pleasantly surprising wines, say producers.
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The 12 Best Restaurants in New York for Wine

The 12 Best Restaurants in New York for Wine | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
The best wine lists are products of imagination, dedication, energy, resources and a clear point of view.
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@Will_Lyons on how to pair cheese and red wine. It's not as easy as it seems.

@Will_Lyons on how to pair cheese and red wine. It's not as easy as it seems. | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
It may be one of gastronomy's oldest combinations, but pairing cheese and red wine is actually a little more complicated than it seems. A good rule of thumb: When in doubt, think local.
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La saga des Faiveley | My Bettane+Desseauve

La saga des Faiveley | My Bettane+Desseauve | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
CrossTalks's insight:

In advance, apologies but French only. The Faiveley family has been one amongst the great winemaking families of Burgundy. For some reasons, they diversified (and made a fortune) by manufacturing railways equipment and hence, left the wine aside. Fortunately for us, French railways equipment does not sell so well as French wine those days, and the domaine is gradually recovering its once lost luster.

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Cheese, watches, chocolate, Federer...but Switzerland should be known for wine

Cheese, watches, chocolate, Federer...but Switzerland should be known for wine | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Touring the steep and ancient vineyards of Valais, Switzerland by e-bike.
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The Sweet Surprise of Dry Riesling

The Sweet Surprise of Dry Riesling | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Three bottles of dry riesling that may be hard to find but are worth the effort display a combination of strength and delicacy, finesse and elegance.
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Want to try a 2012 Burgundy? A record low harvest will make this vintage a rare treat

Want to try a 2012 Burgundy? A record low harvest will make this vintage a rare treat | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
A series of record-low harvests means France's most highly prized wine will be rarer—and more expensive—than ever.
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Corked! The humble stopper is still your best bet for keeping wine fresh, says Will Lyons

Corked! The humble stopper is still your best bet for keeping wine fresh, says Will Lyons | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Used for thousands of years, the humble cork is still your best bet for keeping wine fresh. And now top wine-makers are working on ways to extend its life.
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Runaway boulder crashes through Italian vineyard | decanter.com

Runaway boulder crashes through Italian vineyard | decanter.com | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
A one-thousand-tonne boulder that tore through a vineyard in northern Italy has caused hundreds of thousands of euros-worth of damage, the estate manager has said.
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Bet on Barbera, what the winemakers drink

Bet on Barbera, what the winemakers drink | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Don't let the other 'B' wines (Barolo and Barbaresco) from Italy's Piedmont region steal the spotlight.
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The Enemy Is Not Pinot Grigio

The Enemy Is Not Pinot Grigio | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Is it so hard to make good pinot grigio? Are producers simply taking the easy way out to make vast quantities of a wine they know will sell?
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French retailer price battle 'threatens' Champagne image | decanter.com

French retailer price battle 'threatens' Champagne image | decanter.com | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Champagne producers have warned that a price war between two major French supermarket groups, Carrefour and Leclerc, risks damaging the region’s image.
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Bordeaux, France's largest fine-wine region, sees rain, hail destroy grape crop

Bordeaux, France's largest fine-wine region, sees rain, hail destroy grape crop | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Rain and hail have destroyed much of the crop of France's largest fine-wine region.
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It's a sparkling market for vintage #Champagne, says @Will_Lyons

It's a sparkling market for vintage #Champagne, says @Will_Lyons | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
With the quality of the 2013 Bordeaux vintage looking uncertain, collectors are beginning to look for alternative investment regions. One area that has gained traction in recent months is vintage Champagne.
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PHOTOS: Shell is moving mountains for deep-water Gulf oil

PHOTOS: Shell is moving mountains for deep-water Gulf oil | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
Royal Dutch Shell is showing off its new Olympus platform, docked near Corpus Christi for final preparations before it sails for the Mars B project in the Gulf.
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Yquem met sur le marché un cru 2011 qu'il annonce

Yquem met sur le marché un cru 2011 qu'il annonce | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
La commercialisation du millésime 2011 de château d'Yquem a été lancée jeudi 26 septembre 2013. Le Château annonce un cru
CrossTalks's insight:

An exceptional 2011 vintage for Chateau Yquem. At 7 times the average price of other Sauternes, we should only expect the very best.

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Châteauneuf That Proves Bigger Is Not So Bad

Châteauneuf That Proves Bigger Is Not So Bad | Wines and Terroirs | Scoop.it
The 2010 vintage wins over a traditionalist who remembers it way back when.
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