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Interview: Santa Margherita USA Looks At The Road Ahead - Shanken News Daily

Interview: Santa Margherita USA Looks At The Road Ahead - Shanken News Daily | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
After a long, successful run as part of the Terlato Wines portfolio, Italian winemaker Santa Margherita recently opened its own U.S. import unit to take its flagship brand to the next level, as well as galvanize efforts behind the other … Continue reading →
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How Supermarkets Sway Wine Spending | Wine News & Features

How Supermarkets Sway Wine Spending | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Liza B. Zimmerman examines how US wine selection is affected by grocery-store sales Read wine news & features.
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Unfinished Business: An Italian Winemaker's Unfolding Journey | Robert Camuto: Letter from Europe | Blogs | Wine Spectator

Unfinished Business: An Italian Winemaker's Unfolding Journey | Robert Camuto: Letter from Europe | Blogs | Wine Spectator | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Long after learning from Quintarelli, a master of Amarone, Zymè founder Celestino Gaspari still pushes traditional wine's boundaries and reaches for new heights in Valpolicella.
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How IBM is Bringing Watson to Wine

How IBM is Bringing Watson to Wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
IBM helped the E.&J. Gallo Winery build a big-data irrigation system for wine that uses Watson to more efficiently water grapevines.
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Do "hand-picked" grapes mean better wine?

Do "hand-picked" grapes mean better wine? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What to think when a label's back half boasts hand-picked or hand-harvested grapes? Should we be suspicious of machine-harvesting, and is machine-harvesting bad?
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Climate extremes threaten Australia's wine industry

Climate extremes threaten Australia's wine industry | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Winemakers in Australia's oldest growing region fear a ruined harvest after heavy rainfall, while vineyards in the country's west are under threat from bushfires, undermining efforts to recover from a near decade-long run of lower exports. Just weeks out
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Corking climate change: sustainable practices bear fruit in champagne production

Corking climate change: sustainable practices bear fruit in champagne production | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
For some vineyards in France, employing green practices in their winemaking is as important as protecting the use of the term ‘champagne’
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L'étiquette fait partie de l'identité d'un vin, pour le meilleur comme pour le pire

L'étiquette fait partie de l'identité d'un vin, pour le meilleur comme pour le pire | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Qu'est ce qui trouve dans une bouteille de vin ? Que peut-on savoir par les images et autres messages présentés sur une étiquette ? Peut-on tout dire avec une étiquette ? Un billet d'humeur de Jacq...
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Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux

Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux: Château Pontet-Canet produces lush, lively wines using biodynamic farming methods—with some help from its equine employees.
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Champagne Makers See Opportunity in Weak Euro

Champagne Makers See Opportunity in Weak Euro | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The weak euro, which has slid to a 12-year low against the dollar, has producers of Champagne especially giddy.
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What's the Big Deal About Stems? | Wine News & Features

What's the Big Deal About Stems? | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What's the Big Deal About Stems?. Why would anyone want to put grape stems in their wine? Richard Hemming investigates. Read wine news & features.
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Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog: Is Facebook Even Worth It Anymore?

Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog: Is Facebook Even Worth It Anymore? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In late 2013, I wrote a blog piece titled What Facebook's News Feed Changes Mean for the Wine Community. In it, I shared Facebook's warning to the owners of their pages that they were going to be reducing posts' organic...
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Microchip labels protect against counterfeit wine

Microchip labels protect against counterfeit wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Microchip label and smart phone app protecting products against counterfeit scams and imitation food and wine products.
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Sugar scoop: A salute to the SAQ and answers to readers' questions

Sugar scoop: A salute to the SAQ and answers to readers' questions | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Bill Zacharkiw salutes the SAQ for including the amount of residual sugar on price tags of wine in-store
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Not just organic, but biodynamic! Italy's largest VEGAN vineyard...

Not just organic, but biodynamic! Italy's largest VEGAN vineyard... | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni has been a vegetarian and an animal rights activist for more than thirty years. He is the owner and chairman of one of the most renowned and pioneering wineries in Europe, Querciabella.
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Sebastiano: "at Querciabella have developed our own methods, completely removing all animal products from our processes"

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Treasury Wine Sharpens Focus in U.S.

Treasury Wine Sharpens Focus in U.S. | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Now Treasury is focusing on pricier wines in the $10 to $100- plus range a bottle, rather than popular but cheaper wines such as its $6 a bottle.
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Wine, etc.: Mollydooker brand has enjoyed sustaining power

Wine, etc.: Mollydooker brand has enjoyed sustaining power | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Nearly a decade ago Mollydooker became a household word among American wine enthusiasts. The Australia brand hit shelves with a flourish, in large part due to the personality of its Australian creators, Sparky and Sarah Marquis. But the attention it got was also due to its controversial style: heady, extracted and, well, delicious.
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Why a Virginia winery has started making California wines

Why a Virginia winery has started making California wines | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Without enough high-quality grapes to expand locally, Paradise Springs decides to go bicoastal.
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Wolf Blass official wine partner of China NBA

Wolf Blass official wine partner of China NBA | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Treasury Wine Estates has announced a new  multi-year partnership with the NBA in Greater China which includes mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.
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Very Very Very clever marketing move as NBA's franchise in China is an outstanding success....

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Santa Rita

Santa Rita | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Packaging of the World is a package design inspiration archive showcasing the best, most interesting and creative work worldwide.
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Earn More, Produce Less: Austria Wine's Audacious Success

Earn More, Produce Less: Austria Wine's Audacious Success | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A slow wave of persuasion is shifting the tide of opinion about Austrian wine. It’s also pushing up prices – and demand – to unprecedented levels.
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Winemakers and Suppliers Debate Oak Products

Winemakers and Suppliers Debate Oak Products | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
 


Napa, Calif.—It definitely wasn’t Ali versus Frazier or even Pacquiao versus Mayweather for that matter.

Rather than a knockdown brawl, the seminar Barrels vs. Alternatives was more of a sedate conversation about the advantages of the time-tested, traditional barrel compared to the new uses of oak barrel alternatives.

Hosted by the French American Chamber of Commerce at the Napa Valley Country Club on June 23, the session was the third such conference about wine and winemaking organized
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Washington giant sharpens export focus

Washington giant sharpens export focus | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
With Washington State’s two largest brands, Chateau Ste Michelle and Columbia Crest, in its portfolio, the group currently makes a total of 8 million cases annually. Just 5% of this is sold abroad at the moment, although with a presence in 130 countries, the producer claims to be the fifth largest US wine exporter.

“We can be the small, niche player from Washington State or the big US producer,” Chateau Ste Michelle’s division manager for Europe Sander Vriend told the drinks business as he outlined the “very attractive potential” to develop this side of the business further.
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Beringer's Consumer Sampling Taste Station Program

This month Beringer unveils an industry-leading innovation that allows consumers to preview wine in stores without even taking a sip. Launching now as a test in Kroger stores in twenty states, shoppers in wine aisles will be able to sample three varietals of Beringer commercial wines through a taste station experience that allows them to try a new wine or varietal in a matter of seconds. The Beringer taste station, mounted on the wine shelf for easy use, dispenses
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