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Selecting the best corks for our wines

Selecting the best corks for our wines | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The corks that we utilize are chosen with our supplier directly in Sardinia in his facility. The batches chosen undergo an initial organoleptic and chemical exam to check for TCA (Trichloroanisole) in the internal laboratory of the cork producer and...
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Smurfit Kappa and BiBoViNo partner to promote high-quality Bag-in-Box® wines

Smurfit Kappa and BiBoViNo partner to promote high-quality Bag-in-Box® wines | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Smurfit Kappa and BiBoViNo, the first chain of specialised wine shops dedicated to supplying premium wines in Bag-in-Box® packaging, have partnered together to bring high-quality wines to consumers using this innovative packaging solution.
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UK most difficult market for top end sparkling wine outside Champagne

UK most difficult market for top end sparkling wine outside Champagne | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The UK is the most difficult market for top end sparkling wine outside of Champagne, according to the head of Franciacorta’s trade body in Italy.
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Wine found to reduce death by diabetes

Wine found to reduce death by diabetes | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

According to research carried out byAdvance – the first and largest research study into diabetes – patients with type 2 diabetes benefitted from moderate consumption of alcohol, particularly wine, which appeared to be linked to a decreased risk for cardiovascular events and mortality, as reported by health news site healio.com.

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Famille Hugel in Alsace launches first Lieu-dit Riesling Cuvee

Famille Hugel in Alsace launches first Lieu-dit Riesling Cuvee | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Etienne Hugel is to announce the release of a new Riesling that is named after a specific grand cru vineyard site - marking a first for his eponymous Alsace domaine.
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Little-known Bordeaux sells out in 24 hours

Little-known Bordeaux sells out in 24 hours | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Proving that good-value Bordeaux has no problem finding a buyer in the UK, a top-end blend from Canon-Fronsac sold out in just over 24 hours this week through one London merchant.
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Brunello Should Avoid A Monty Python | Wine News & Features

Brunello Should Avoid A Monty Python | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Brunello Should Avoid A Monty Python. A single Brunello di Montalcino and Hemel-en-Aarde ward would better serve each region, argues Tim Atkin MW.
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Ornellaia trumpets investment appeal

Ornellaia trumpets investment appeal | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

The study, which was commissioned by Ornellaia and compiled in tandem with Liv-ex trading platform and Sotheby’s auction house, noted that average quotes for the brand have doubled in value between 2007 and today.

 

With the report noting that Italy’s value share of the fine wine market has grown from 1% in 2007 to over 6% by December 2013, Liv-ex picked out Ornellaia as “one of the world’s top-flight wines, whose investment returns exhibit the most consistent growth over time.”

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