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Social Vignerons the best new 2015 wine blog

Socialvignerons is an icon in viral wine talking; it comes from New Zealand and from a winemaker with a degree from the University of Bordeaux: Julien Miquel

Julien Miquel

Julien Miquel

By Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Casato Prime Donne

Julien Miguel began as a “Flying winemaker” and for 10 years has worked for  Chateau Margaux and Kangaroo Island in southern Australia, Sonoma County, Ribera del Duero, Toscana, Margaret River, Toro in Spain … then he decided to change his rapport with wine and to become a communicator. He cared for the publishing of Wine-searcher. com, the most clicked wine portal in the world for 6 years. This took him to New Zealand, a wonderful place where he has literally settled.

Social-Vignerons

Social-Vignerons

In December  2014 he decided to set off on his own and launched a blog called socialvignerons.com, six months later he wins the 2015 Best New Wine Blog , prize awarded by the Wine Blogs Awards. And he deserves it.

In the home page one finds the number of followers: Twitter 216.000, Facebook 13.500, Instagram 20.000, LinkedIn 5.600. Are you convinced about the ability of this genius in social wine? Read more…

The US wine lovers, buy a lot but don’t share on social networks

The Wine Spectator online survey judges the importance of social media for those who buy and rink high quality wines

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expensive wine

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34% of consumers of luxury wines do not use a social media network to get information about wine,  33% use  Facebook, only 13% Twitter and still less (11%) prefer Instagram images. This is the result of the Wine Spectator online survey, the major wine magazine in the world.

The powerful American magazine, who conveys to top consumers from the world’s elite of wine lovers, uses internet without refrain and does not disdain using social media, quite the contrary. The Wine Spectator Twitter account has 168.000 followers and it very well organized.

The survey reveals a consumer who is very knowledgeable about wines: 53% happily buy a wine when they know the winery of province, so they do not base their choice on the appellation, the price or the grape variety, but they choose a brand. Read more…


The most expensive wines in the world in 2014

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500.000$ is the price paid for a bottle of wine. Richembourg is at the top of the priciest but the Italian front is lead by Sassicaia

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Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle 1992

Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle 1992

The most expensive wine ever to be sold is a 6 litre bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle  1992 that was sold at a charity auction in 2000 at the astronomical price of 500.000 dollars.
If on the other hand we go and see the list of bottles normally on sale we find in prime position Richebourg Grand Cru Cote de Nuits produced by the late Henri Jayer the Pinot Noir Wizard. Jayer concentrated on the naturalness in producing extraordinary Burgundies with great concentration, small production to be remembered such as this one. The price of 15.887 Dollars is the highest declared by the stores on Wine Searcher. This portal is the most trustworthy source on an international level because here merge the lists of 47,000 wine stores from all over the world. If they say that the average price of a certain labels is the highest, we can be sure that that is so.

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Perrier-Jouët those who transform “brutal” into brut

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Let’s do something mad: let’s drink a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2002 and lets taste a something of a myth, sensual and ageless

Seen for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

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Perrier-Jouët-Belle-Epoque-Blanc-de-Blancs

My husband Carlo Gardini and I love having our food accompanied by bubbles. Every excuse is a good one: in the summer it’s so hot, autumn with its truffles (Fattoria del Colle has 5 truffle preserves), the necessity to change after having so many red wines. The Perrier Jouet is not among my favourites because I hate the Art Nouveau style and this Champagne bottle as always seemed to me to be horrendous. But I have discovered that its contents are not bat at all, in fact I must say that it deeply enthrals me.
For this reason the article by Caroline Henry on Wine Searcher attracted my attention straight away: The 10 things that every wine lover ought to know about Perrier-Jouët.
Some of these resemble fairytales. First of all the history: Pierre Nicolas Perrier and Rose Adelaïde (Adèle) Jouët get married in 1810. He sells corks and she is 19 and the daughter of a Calvados producers. A year later they create their winery Perrier-Jouët and three years later they buy a large building where still today the company management is found. Read more…


The 10 most expensive whiskies in the world

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The bottle of whisky that costs the most fetches 121.451 Dollars but the first 10 give an average price between  32 and 10.000$ and they are all single malt Scotch

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the-macallan-lalique-60-year-old-single-malt-scotch-whisky-speyside-highlands-scotland

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Think of a hall in a castle with a lit fire in the fireplace, carpets on the wooden floors and book cases which reach the ceiling, think of after dinner time in the smoking-room … think of a butler who serves you with white gloves, on a silver tray, a bottle of The Macallan Lalique that is 60 years old containing a single malt Scotch Whisky  Speyside –Highlands.  And now imagine the sensual aroma coming from the amber coloured liquid in your glass. Well, you have in your glass 2.700$ of the most expensive whisky in the world!!!

This is only a dream obviously, only English Lords, sheiks, petrol tycoons and the likes can afford such experiences, but we remain curious so we discover a list of the 10 whiskies for the super rich proposed by Wine

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Charlie-Whitfield-The-Macallan-2011

Searcher the portal that collects the prices from 47.000 stores from all over the world. The list of the 10 most expensive whiskies is built on the average prices but the most impressive thing is the maximum prices, there is someone selling Glenfiddich ‘Rare Collection at 121.451 Dollars
• The Macallan Lalique 60 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands
• The Macallan Lalique 62 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands
• Gordon & MacPhail Generations Glenlivet 70 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside
• Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside
• Glenfiddich ‘Rare Collection’ Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside
• Glenfarclas John Grant 60 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside
• The Macallan Fine & Rare Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands
• The Macallan Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands
• Highland Park 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Orkney
• Ardbeg Special Release Double Barrel 33 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Islay

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