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Gift Idea #1: A Really Good Bottle of Champange

Gift Idea #1: A Really Good Bottle of Champange | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
‘Tis the season to drink Champagne. 
Is there really any more to say?
(Ok, there is more to say. Like that you shouldn’t wait until the holidays to drink Champagne. You should drink it year round. Whenever  you want.
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PORT AND MADEIRA EXPLAINED - Back to Bakas

Here's a quick and easy guide to understanding the different styles of port with one of the world's foremost experts.
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Cortes de Cima » Blog Archive » Vintage Report 2011 – Record early start to a very good harvest

Cortes de Cima » Blog Archive » Vintage Report 2011 – Record early start to a very good harvest | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Cortes de Cima is a family estate, with 130 hectares of vineyard, located near Vidigueira in the Alentejo region of Portugal, midway between Lisbon, the Algarve and Sevilla...
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Why rely on Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to express a Tuscan terroir?

Why rely on Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to express a Tuscan terroir? | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
 Castello di BrolioGrape varieties in Chianti Classico have long provoked controversy and a recent exchange of emails over terroir, indigenous and imported varieties with Francesco Ricasoli suggests that little has changed.Baron Bettino Ricasoli,...
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What to Drink Now

What to Drink Now | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Episode X: Earthy Reds. So we are coming to the end of the line in our series of wines you should try next. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about these wines as much as I ha...
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Adegga Wine Market

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Tipo de evento: FeiraPaís: PortugalRegião: Data de início: 2011-12-01Data de fim: 2011-12-01Preço: Não especificado.Localização: LisbonDescrição: Adegga Wine Market is a taste & buy wine event where wine producers and wine lovers can get together...
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Our Latest Launches

Our Latest Launches | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Aragonez 2009
Barrel aging: 7 months in French and American Oak. 4.166 bottles (75 cl)
Solid, intense palate with vibrant, juicy fruit, some savoury notes, and a good balancing acidity.

Trincadeira 2009
Barrel aging: 5 months in French Oak.
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An Open Letter to Wine Newbies | Drinking Out Loud | News & Features | Wine Spectator

An Open Letter to Wine Newbies | Drinking Out Loud | News & Features | Wine Spectator | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer says there's more to wine appreciation than just finding what you like—you have to stretch your palate into the territory of wines with an "edge."...
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Douro / Grandjó Late Harvest 2006

Douro / Grandjó Late Harvest 2006 | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
A meu ver, este Colheita Tardia é, de longe, o melhor exemplar feito em Portugal. E a sua consistência, colheita após colheita, é considerável.
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Quinta do Tua

Quinta do Tua | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Just upriver from Graham’s famous Quinta dos Malvedos is the Quinta do Tua, another wonderful vineyard with a beautiful house, a winery and quite a bit of history.
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Vindimas na Madeira

Vindimas na Madeira | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
 
Uma vinha velha em taça, num dos locais mais secos da Madeira, uma das grandes descobertas desta viagem pela Madeira.
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Barley Blyton: 2011 Young Wine Writer of the Year

Barley Blyton: 2011 Young Wine Writer of the Year | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Barley Blyton On Monday night I was able to catch up with Barley, who was just back from LA, and take some photos of the 2011 Young Wine Writer of the Year on the occasion of The Circle of Wine Writers Christmas Party.
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Why swirling wine in a glass makes it taste better - Telegraph

Why swirling wine in a glass makes it taste better - Telegraph | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Wine buffs who swirl their drink in a glass are using the sophisticated
physics of wave technology to unleash the flavour, scientists say.
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Is Port Wine making the population of the Douro richer?

Is Port Wine making the population of the Douro richer? | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it

Currently, the global economic situation, with a local and international crisis with reduction of Port Wine production and the difficulties that some vinegrowers are facing, made me reflect about the impact of the Port Wine production in the population of the Douro valley. Is Port Wine really increasing life standards of the population that live in the region, when compared with the surrounding areas of the Douro valley?

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8 Funky New Ways to Package Wine

8 Funky New Ways to Package Wine | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
A look at alternative wine bottling. You may think you're going to your local wine shop to grab a bottle, but chances are, you might actually end up coming home instead with a box, pou...
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Audaz 2010

Audaz 2010 | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Este foi um vinho que me foi sugerido pelo próprio produtor que o experimentasse. Logo aí parece-me ser um bom cartão de visita.

Produzido pela Herdade Grande é um vinho para consumo diário.
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Vinbloggare kör analogt; Historieberättande på ewbc

Vinbloggare kör analogt; Historieberättande på ewbc | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Under den europeisk vinbloggskonferensen (ewbc) i Franciacorta i Italien var jag ombedd att gå upp och berätta en historia om vin eller mig själv eller något däremellan, vilket kändes lite hedrande. Det blev helt ok, om du vill se det börjar jag...
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airdiogo num copo: Adega de Pegões Touriga Nacional 2009

airdiogo num copo: Adega de Pegões Touriga Nacional 2009 | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it

Já tinha reparado várias vezes nesta garrafa na prateleira do hipermercado. O rótulo é simples, pequeno mas apelativo, pelo que se pode dizer que cumpre o seu objectivo pois levou-me a comprar o vinho...

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Senhor d`Adraga, Colares 2009, Vinho Branco

Senhor d`Adraga, Colares 2009, Vinho Branco | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Aspecto limpido, cor amarela pálida, lágrima presentearoma limpo, jovem, intensidade média; frutos de árvore, pessêgo, notas ligeiras citricas, maçã verde, ananás ainda verde, associado a notas de tosta, bem integrada, bolacha de manteiga, untusidade...
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Sementes e Vinhos em destaque na Mata Nacional do Buçaco

Sementes e Vinhos em destaque na Mata Nacional do Buçaco | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Várias actividades foram realizadas na Mata Nacional do Buçaco, no primeiro fim-de-semana de Outubro. A iniciativa “Sement Event”, que teve início no sábado e que decorre até ao próximo domingo, contou com a presença de vários especialistas na área.
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3 October Malvedos Winery Update

3 October Malvedos Winery Update | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it
Same as yesterday and every day but one since the Vintage started here on the 15th:  hot and sunny – perfect.
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airdiogo num copo: Quinta da Mimosa 2007

airdiogo num copo: Quinta da Mimosa 2007 | @zone41 Wine World | Scoop.it

É um grande exemplar da casta Castelão. Talvez mesmo dos melhores que já provei desta região e com esta casta. O facto de vir de vinhas velhas acho que até lhe dá um toque extra de complexidade e aumenta em muito o seu interesse...

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