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In China, Grace Vineyard to release Marselan, Aglianico and more

In China, Grace Vineyard to release Marselan, Aglianico and more | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

One criticism about better local wines — and we are thankfully at the point where many people realize China can produce good stuff — is that the collective bottle is heavily tilted toward Cabernet. 

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Global #Prosecco shortage could hit this summer

Global #Prosecco shortage could hit this summer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
With the global thirst for Prosecco showing no sign of slowing, stocks of the Italian sparkler could dry up by the summer one leading producer has warned.
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Meet the 29-Year Old Who is Making #Bordeaux Cool Again

Meet the 29-Year Old Who is Making #Bordeaux Cool Again | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Bordeaux, the hallmark of what wine should be, was once something you didn't have to be
an oenophile or a billionaire to drink. Can the 29-year-old scion of one of its most vaunted—and humble—dynasties make hounds of a new generation?
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English #sparkling #wine declared 'as good as #Champagne '

English #sparkling #wine declared 'as good as #Champagne ' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
British wine-makers have reason to be bubbly as their fizz has officially been declared as good as that from the Champagne region of France.
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The Must-Try Wines of Our Time

The Must-Try Wines of Our Time | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

I've said it before and I don't mind saying it again: Whoever first quoted the line "familiarity breeds contempt" must have had tinnitus or excessive earwax. I say this because I'm certain that what he or she actually heard was "familiarity breeds content."

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#London #Wine Week: the best place to drink wine in the capital

#London #Wine Week: the best place to drink wine in the capital | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Victoria Moore rounds up the best bars and events to drink wine during London Wine Week
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JL Carbonnier (Chateau Palmer) on #Bordeaux Primeurs: “All the wines are released at once, and the only thing the consumer can use to judge them are price and score”

JL Carbonnier (Chateau Palmer) on #Bordeaux Primeurs: “All the wines are released at once, and the only thing the consumer can use to judge them are price and score” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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11 Refreshing Rosés from Sunny #California

11 Refreshing Rosés from Sunny #California | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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#Wine Wars: Is ‘Natural’ Really Better?

#Wine Wars: Is ‘Natural’ Really Better? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Vintners who boast their product is all natural are drawing ire from Big Wine
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2015 Vintage Report: South America

2015 Vintage Report: South America | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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In Seyssuel with Stéphane Ogier

In Seyssuel with Stéphane Ogier | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The winemakers of Seyssuel gear up for the long and bumpy road from IGP to cru.
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#Cannes2015 Opening party at the legendary Hotel Martinez with Miraval Rosé

#Cannes2015 Opening party at the legendary Hotel Martinez with Miraval Rosé | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Who Are You? Limoux #Wine 's Identity Crisis

Who Are You? Limoux #Wine 's Identity Crisis | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

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The Great Debate: To Decant or Not?

The Great Debate: To Decant or Not? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Does decanting harm a wine or does it improve a wine lover's experience?
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Vino With Val's curator insight, May 22, 2015 10:17 AM

As always, it depends on the wine.

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USA: The #Wine Dark Sea of Regulation

USA: The #Wine Dark Sea of Regulation | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Jim Dyke Jr. writes that his winery aged wine at the bottom of the ocean—then the feds threatened its license.
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#California : #Sonoma valley #wine route: top 10 guide

#California : #Sonoma valley #wine route: top 10 guide | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Napa may grab the headlines but the roots of Californian wine are in nearby Sonoma valley, where family-owned vineyards, farm-to-table restaurants and charming hotels make it an area ripe for exploring
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carole funger's curator insight, May 22, 2015 9:01 AM

Often overlooked, Sonoma has the best wine!

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#Bordeaux Primeurs 2014: Pavie mirrored fellow Saint Emilion “A” Angelus in its pricing

#Bordeaux Primeurs 2014: Pavie mirrored fellow Saint Emilion “A” Angelus in its pricing | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Pavie inched up 9.1% to €180 per bottle ex-négociant, the same as Angelus which released at the end of April. The two estates have released at the same price every year since their elevation to “A” cru classé status in 2012.

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2015 Vintage Report: South Africa

2015 Vintage Report: South Africa | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Anne-Claude Leflaive nephew to run family domaine

Anne-Claude Leflaive nephew to run family domaine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Brice de la Morandiere, nephew of the late Anne-Claude Leflaive, has been appointed to succeed her as new managing director of Burgundy’s Domaine Leflaive.
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#DrinkPink: 18 Things Every #Rosé #Wine Fan Needs to Know

#DrinkPink: 18 Things Every #Rosé #Wine Fan Needs to Know | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Because when the weather warms up, we like to see the world through Rosé-colored glasses.
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Jefford on Monday: Secret lessons

Jefford on Monday: Secret lessons | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It was in the ancient village of Apricale – like many in the Ligurian mountains, a kind of oozing honeycomb of stone – that I first came across the delicious concept of the albergo diffuso.
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Winery Boss Jean Claude Fromont Jailed Over Fake #Chablis

Winery Boss Jean Claude Fromont Jailed Over Fake #Chablis | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winery Boss Jailed Over Fake Chablis. A producer has been accused of blending inferior wines and passing them off as Chablis in a decade-long scam.
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Rosé Wines to Drink This Summer

Rosé Wines to Drink This Summer | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Young Chinese #wine drinkers driving 'fundamental' change

Young Chinese #wine drinkers driving 'fundamental' change | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A power shift in China’s imported wine market has seen a switch from traditional, high-end wine connoisseurs to younger and more casual drinkers, says a new study.
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Bordeaux 2014 ‘disappointing and lackluster’ so far

Bordeaux 2014 ‘disappointing and lackluster’ so far | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Liv-ex sales and marketing director Justin Gibbs has expressed fears that too many properties are pricing wines at levels that cannot compete with current, higher scoring vintages on the market.

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Shami's Gourmet's curator insight, May 13, 2015 7:18 PM

Always sad to hear about a lackluster year.