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'Corkage Cowboys' Are Scamming Restaurants Out of #Wine Fees

'Corkage Cowboys' Are Scamming Restaurants Out of #Wine Fees | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Anson on Thursday: Listrac-Médoc - spread the word

Anson on Thursday: Listrac-Médoc - spread the word | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The small corner of Bordeaux occupied by Listrac-Médoc deserves more recognition, argues Jane Anson, who reports on some exciting developments there.
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'Taste the Bush' #wine ad banned for being 'sexist and degrading'

'Taste the Bush' #wine ad banned for being 'sexist and degrading' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Frescobaldi, Famille Hugel, Muga...My Top 100 Wines In 2015 (by James Suckling)

Frescobaldi, Famille Hugel, Muga...My Top 100 Wines In 2015 (by James Suckling) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
My Top 100 Wines in 2015 focuses on key themes that sum up my tastings and reports for JamesSuckling.com over the year so far. Reports Wine ratings, Wine reviews, Wine tasting notes & Wine Videos from JamesSuckling.com.
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#Chablis to be offered at Hospices sale

#Chablis to be offered at Hospices sale | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Famille Perrin, Torres, Pol Roger, Hugel, Antinori...Wine and Dynasty: Primum Familiae Vini

Famille Perrin, Torres, Pol Roger, Hugel, Antinori...Wine and Dynasty: Primum Familiae Vini | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Winemaker of the Year: Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, Champagne Roederer

Winemaker of the Year: Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, Champagne Roederer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Going into Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon’s office at the Louis Roederer cellars in Reims, France, you’re confronted with piles of folders both on the floor and on shelves. All have dates on them. “I’m going back over our harvest records since 1832,” Lecaillon says. “I’m putting them all on a spreadsheet. What they are telling me is that our ancestors were looking for ripe grapes to make wines first, Champagnes second.”

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Veronique Drouhin on 2015: "A majestic vintage in #Burgundy "

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Jefford on Monday: She does what she wants

Jefford on Monday: She does what she wants | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It looked as if Joaquin and I would meet in Virginia in early October. Happily, that didn’t happen, writes Andrew Jefford in his Jefford on Monday column.
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Corked? Fine wines languish in #China warehouses as consumers cool

Corked? Fine wines languish in #China warehouses as consumers cool | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The crates of Chateau Brehat wine from Bordeaux had gathered dust for three years in a bonded warehouse on the outskirts of Shanghai before the owners cut their losses in July, slashing three-quarters off the $50 price (£32.3) tag.
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Angelina Jolie in beautifully captured shots taken by beau Brad Pitt at Miraval

Angelina Jolie in beautifully captured shots taken by beau Brad Pitt at Miraval | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In new mesmerising shots, released in the latest issue of W Magazine, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have given fans a rare insight into their private life.
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Divide and rule (with Pepe Raventos)

Divide and rule (with Pepe Raventos) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
As Champagne alternatives rise in popularity, Cava continues to battle its inferior image. Here Simon Field MW introduces two quality-focused Cava houses.
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Pouilly-Fuissés With an Identity Crisis

Pouilly-Fuissés With an Identity Crisis | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The Mâconnais, a tranquil, hilly, picturesque region near the southern end of Burgundy, just to the north of Beaujolais, has long been a source for inexpensive white wines. 

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California wine’s once and future radical: Abe Schoener

California wine’s once and future radical: Abe Schoener | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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“Italian wines are on a par with French but Italy has to believe" (Interview with Robert Parker)

“Italian wines are on a par with French but Italy has to believe" (Interview with Robert Parker) | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

“Italy has a wealth of unique local grape varieties to be protected and enhanced, and has grown a lot, even in the South. Today, Italian quality is on a par with the best wines in France”, said Robert Parker in an exclusive interview with WineNews

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Hails fails to dent #Chablis 2015 vintage, say producers

Hails fails to dent #Chablis 2015 vintage, say producers | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winemakers are expecting a strong Chablis 2015 vintage, joining a chorus of those predicting a very good year across France.
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‘Brosé’ phenomenon ‘led by metrosexuals’

‘Brosé’ phenomenon ‘led by metrosexuals’ | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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ENGLAND / Gusbourne on 2015: “The Hallmarks of a Great Vintage”

ENGLAND / Gusbourne on 2015: “The Hallmarks of a Great Vintage” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Bill Zacharkiw's Mid-week Wine: You want power? Try the Roussillon reds

Bill Zacharkiw's Mid-week Wine: You want power? Try the Roussillon reds | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Need an inexpensive wine to get you through to the weekend? Here’s a suggestion with some notes about the grape that makes the wine.
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Peter Kwok expands his St Emilion holdings

Peter Kwok expands his St Emilion holdings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
One of the first Asian investors to buy a Bordeaux wine estate, Peter Kwok, has expanded his empire with the purchase of Château Tourans in St Emilion.
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Ornellaia Bianco makes case for Super Tuscan white wine

Ornellaia Bianco makes case for Super Tuscan white wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The launch of Ornellaia Bianco - a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viogner - demonstrates the estate's lofty ambitions for white wines in Bolgheri.
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New York #wine guru Martin Oldman's billionaire wine tastings

New York #wine guru Martin Oldman's billionaire wine tastings | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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10 Things Every #Wine Lover Should Know About Vega Sicilia

10 Things Every #Wine Lover Should Know About Vega Sicilia | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Colares: Into the Heart of #Wine ’s Lost Region

Colares: Into the Heart of #Wine ’s Lost Region | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
“All of that used to be vineyards,” says Francisco Figueiredo, head winemaker and enologist at the Adega Regional de Colares, as he gestures towards an
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