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New president for Franciacorta Consorzio

New president for Franciacorta Consorzio | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Franciacorta Consorzio, the governing body of the Franciacorta premium Italian sparkling wine region, has elected Vittorio Moretti, owner of Bellavista and Contadi Castaldi, as its president.
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#Australia : Benchmarking the big red of Rutherglen

#Australia : Benchmarking the big red of Rutherglen | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Rutherglen Durif might not be the darling of Australian wine writers, but it has attracted a niche consumer following. Recently a group of Rutherglen winemakers sat down to evaluate wines from across their region. It was a positive experience according to those involved. Nathan Gogoll reports. RUTHERGLEN’S self-proclaimed ‘own’ red grape variety, Durif, was recently…
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Berry Bros & Rudd losses deepen

Berry Bros & Rudd losses deepen | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Berry Bros & Rudd losses mean that the company’s recent performance ‘has fallen well short of expectations’, chairman Simon Berry has said.
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10 questions with: Michael Hill Smith

10 questions with: Michael Hill Smith | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Michael Hill Smith co-founded Australian winery Shaw and Smith in 1989. He was the first Australian to become a Master of Wine and won the Bollinger medal for outstanding tasting ability. He answers 10 questions from LE PAN.
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Kenzo Estate Winery - Japanese influence in #Napa Valley

Kenzo Estate Winery - Japanese influence in #Napa Valley | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Kenzo Estate Winery is located on the slopes of Mt. George, in the southeastern part of Napa Valley.
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How relevant is a 160-year-old way to classify chateaux vintages?

How relevant is a 160-year-old way to classify chateaux vintages? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Blanc de Blancs: The #Wine Insiders’ Favorite #Champagne

Blanc de Blancs: The #Wine Insiders’ Favorite #Champagne | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Blanc de Blancs, made entirely from white grapes, is the Champagne of choice among serious oenophiles. But with its elegant and lithe style, this obscure bubbly will please even the most mainstream drinker.
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Gusbourne, Nyetimber, Hambledon...How English #wine went from a joke to sales of 6m bottles a year

Gusbourne, Nyetimber, Hambledon...How English #wine went from a joke to sales of 6m bottles a year | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The rise in popularity of English wine is such that a staggering 12 million bottles are expected to be produced across the country by 2020
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#Christmas #Luxury Trends ! Bugatti does yachts, Nikki Beach goes skiing and Duval Leroy embraces vegan !

#Christmas #Luxury Trends ! Bugatti does yachts, Nikki Beach goes skiing and Duval Leroy embraces vegan ! | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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French winemaker cleared after refusing to spray vineyard - Decanter

French winemaker cleared after refusing to spray vineyard - Decanter | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Thibault Liger-Belair has become the second French winemaker cleared in court over his refusal to spray vines against flavescence dorée disease.
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Romanee Conti, Combier, Champagne Henri Giraud...Interview with Martin Perino, founder of French Flair in Hong Kong

Romanee Conti, Combier, Champagne Henri Giraud...Interview with Martin Perino, founder of French Flair in Hong Kong | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The gregarious Parisian, Martin Perino is the founder and sommelier of French Flair,  his new venture in collaboration with the restaurant group, French Creations. French Flair is a private wine cellar in Sai Ying Pun which introduces ‘undiscovered’ wines from all over France to Hong Kong’s wine lovers.
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Top misunderstood #wine terms revealed

Top misunderstood #wine terms revealed | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The "Vin des Princes" celebrates the Renaissance of the emblematic Cuvee of Champagne de Venoge

The "Vin des Princes" celebrates the Renaissance of the emblematic Cuvee of Champagne de Venoge | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West rehab vineyard on $20 million mansion

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West rehab vineyard on $20 million mansion | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Kim Kardashian, 35, and Kanye West, 38, are still renovating their $20 million mansion but also plan to rehab a private vineyard on their Hidden Hills estate and joked of naming it 'Yeezus Wine!'
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Chinese wineries seek inspiration in foreign cups

Chinese wineries seek inspiration in foreign cups | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In a country renowned for forgery, winemaker Jose Hernandez worries China's burgeoning viniculture industry will suffer from blatant copying of Bordeaux's…
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#Wine Auctions Finish Year Strongly

#Wine Auctions Finish Year Strongly | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Behind many great champagnes is an even greater woman

Behind many great champagnes is an even greater woman | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Sweet somethings (by Jancis Robinson)

Sweet somethings (by Jancis Robinson) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the three sets of recommended festive wines that preceded this one, I listed them in ascending order of price. In this final collection of strong and/or sweet wines, I thought it might be more appropriate to list them in ascending order of
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Northern Italy’s Big Little Secret #Wine Region Is Making History

Northern Italy’s Big Little Secret #Wine Region Is Making History | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Vittorio Moretti Is Putting 21st Century Franciacorta On The Map. “When was the land first used to grow grapes?” This is a common question addressed to New World wine regions. The United States, in all of her blus...
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PUNCH | The Wine Stories That Will Shape 2016

PUNCH | The Wine Stories That Will Shape 2016 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Ask a Somm: Which Sparkling Wines Can I Actually Afford This Holiday?

Ask a Somm: Which Sparkling Wines Can I Actually Afford This Holiday? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
"I’ve even blind tasted people on this wine, and they pegged it as Champagne."
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Egon Muller and Chateau Bela in Slovakia

Egon Muller and Chateau Bela in Slovakia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Egon Muller is King of the Riesling grape. One of the great producers in the Mosel region of German, and most famous for his wines coming from the Scharzhofberg vineyard. 

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A Glimpse of the Unicorn in Château Palmer's Cellar

A Glimpse of the Unicorn in Château Palmer's Cellar | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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