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Pepe Raventos: "In Conca, we are surprised how well Macabeu and Xarel.lo have resisted such a warm summer"

Pepe Raventos: "In Conca, we are surprised how well Macabeu and Xarel.lo have resisted such a warm summer" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Italian regions more traded than #Burgundy

Italian regions more traded than #Burgundy | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The Big Secret of the #Wine Industry: Second Label Brands

The Big Secret of the #Wine Industry: Second Label Brands | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
These lower-prices alternatives are made by the same vineyards as cuvées.
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How to take #wine just seriously enough

How to take #wine just seriously enough | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The day that I really tasted wine for the first time was a Thursday, and I was in junior high.
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English winemakers hope for hat trick

English winemakers hope for hat trick | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Meet a Pioneering Chef de Cave from #Champagne

Meet a Pioneering Chef de Cave from #Champagne | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The history of Champagne holds a number of extraordinary women — but very few compared to men. One exception is Sandrine Logette-Jardin, the chef de cave—chief winemaker, essentially—of Champagne Duval-Leroy.
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Exclusive Interview with Philippe BAIJOT President of LANSON

Exclusive Interview with Philippe BAIJOT President of LANSON | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

BESTCHAMPAGE MET WITH PHILIPPE BAIJOT, PRESIDENT OF LANSON. FOUNDED IN 1760, LANSON IS ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST ICONIC CHAMPAGNE HOUSES. IN 2006 IT WAS ACQUIRED BY THE BOIZEL CHANOINE CHAMPAGNE GROUPE, WHICH BECAME LANSON-BCC. AS BAIJOT EXPLAINS, SINCE THEN HIM AND HIS TEAM HAVE BEEN WORKING TO BRING LANSON AND ITS CHAMPAGNES, CHARACTERISED BY THE ABSENCE OF MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION, BACK AT THE TOP.

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Oz Clarke takes the reader on a personal romp in The History of #Wine in 100 Bottles

Oz Clarke takes the reader on a personal romp in The History of #Wine in 100 Bottles | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A communicator who's spent a lifetime making wine entertaining, Oz Clarke takes us on an unapologetically personal romp through many of the most significant moments in wine in The History of Wine in 100 Bottles (£20, Pavilion). Every bottle drained tells stories of "the politics, the science, the empire-building and the wars, the lucky mistakes, the brilliant guesses, the leaps in the dark and the human frailties that have created our world of wine".
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Project puts #wine first

Project puts #wine first | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Californian turns to crowd-funding to leave legacy of innovation to growers, afficianados
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Industry fears for Swiss #wine ’s market share

Industry fears for Swiss #wine ’s market share | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Winegrowers in Switzerland are concerned that a low volume grape harvest for the third successive year could mean Swiss wine loses out to foreign competitors on supermarket shelves.
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E.Loosen: "In the #Mosel valley, budbrake continued until May 4th, which is later than the last 10 years"

E.Loosen: "In the #Mosel valley, budbrake continued until May 4th, which is later than the last 10 years" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Although it is still too early to gauge the quality of the 2015 harvest in Mosel, it is interesting to get a status report from a prominent estate, in our
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Riedel Legal Threat to Hosemaster No Laughing Matter

Riedel Legal Threat to Hosemaster No Laughing Matter | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Riedel Legal Threat to Hosemaster No Laughing Matter. A satirical blog entry on a wine website could have stiff consequences for the publisher.
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Tablas Creek Vineyard wins top winery award

Tablas Creek Vineyard wins top winery award | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Tablas Creek Vineyard was awarded the top spot on Daily Meal's list of 101 Best Wineries in America for 2015. Wineries were selected based on input from a panel of sommeliers, wine writers, chefs a...
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Laurent Lignier: "In #Burgundy we have been exposed to a high risk of powdery mildew this year"

Laurent Lignier: "In #Burgundy we have been exposed to a high risk of powdery mildew this year" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Although it is still too early to gauge the quality of the 2015 harvest in Burgundy, it is interesting to get a status report from a prominent wine estate,
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Douro DOC: ready to bloom?

Douro DOC: ready to bloom? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
It’s 25 years since Ramos Pinto took the pioneering step of telling the world – not to mention the neighbours – that the Douro should not limit its quality-focused ambitions to Port. 
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Vega Sicilia technical director leaves

Vega Sicilia technical director leaves | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Vega Sicilia's technical director of the past 17 years, Javier Ausas, is to depart the renowned Spanish wine producer, owner Pablo Alvarez has confirmed.
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Marc Hugel:"If #Alsace is the winegrowing region in France with the most diverse soils, Riquewihr has the most diverse geology"

Marc Hugel:"If #Alsace is the winegrowing region in France with the most diverse soils, Riquewihr has the most diverse geology" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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2015 heat sparks memories of 2003

2015 heat sparks memories of 2003 | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
A July heatwave across much of northern Europe has led several winemakers to draw comparisons with the notoriously hot 2003 vintage.
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Andrew Weeber: "Even though our Sussex and Kent vineyards are 90 miles apart, it looks as though the harvests will coincide"

Andrew Weeber: "Even though our Sussex and Kent vineyards are 90 miles apart, it looks as though the harvests will coincide" | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Although it is still too early to gauge the quality of the 2015 harvest in England, it is interesting to get a status report from a prominent estate, in ou
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Three of my favourite places in the #wine world

Three of my favourite places in the #wine world | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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Now Is the Time to Visit #Portugal ’s #Wine Region

Now Is the Time to Visit #Portugal ’s #Wine Region | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
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The Perfect Couple: #Wine and Truffles

The Perfect Couple: #Wine and Truffles | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
How many couples are so perfectly matched? Indeed, is a Barolo from Northern Italy really the best partner? Possibly, but which one? There are different "schools" of approach for the Barolo; one is traditionalist, and the other responding to changes in palate is more contemporary, but either way they are expensive and for a novice like myself it seems to present too much margin for error.
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The high life in Liguria

The high life in Liguria | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The neighbouring wine-producing regions of Languedoc, Provence and Liguria front the northern Mediterranean — and do so with great contrast. Languedoc has a warm plain backed by luminous, scented hills: propitious for muscular reds and generally
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JF.Hugel: “In #Alsace extremely hot weather is putting young vines under great stress”

JF.Hugel: “In #Alsace extremely hot weather is putting young vines under great stress” | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Although it is still too early to gauge the quality of the 2015 harvest in Alsace, it is interesting to get a status report from a prominent estate, in our
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#Football and #Wine: A Beautiful Friendship

#Football and #Wine: A Beautiful Friendship | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Football and Wine: A Beautiful Friendship: Wine merchant Stephen Browett, co-owner of English Premier League soccer club Crystal Palace, explains what makes his twin passions so compatible.
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