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Gran Selezione - emperor's new clothes?

Gran Selezione - emperor's new clothes? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The buzzword at this year's Chianti Classico en primeur presentation (detailed tasting notes to follow) was 'Gran Selezione'. That is to say that the Consorzio of Chianti Classico did everything it could to embed it into our consciousness. It surely sounds catchy enough and proved to be very
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The Joseph Report: Regionality, commodities and brands (brief thoughts on appellations #3)

The Joseph Report: Regionality, commodities and brands (brief thoughts on appellations #3) | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Viewed from one angle, appellations, denominations and regional designations of one kind or another seem to be the natural state of the wine world....[however]...Outside the cosy world of wine, it is interesting how successful producers strive to separate themselves from categories in which others might want to place them.

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Basilicata: Italy’s rich, red secret

Basilicata: Italy’s rich, red secret | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Italy’s answer to Barolo is producing quality wines which have so far been overlooked, but new legislation could change that."

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