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Battle of the Sparkling Wines: Champagne vs. Prosecco

Battle of the Sparkling Wines: Champagne vs. Prosecco | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In the battle of the bubbly, prosecco has gained tremendous ground over the past year, as sales have grown 36%. That said, however, Champagne still accounts for 20% of sparkling wine sales in the U.S. So what trends are fueling trends in the sparkling wine realm?
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Yellowglen strategy to boost sales

Yellowglen strategy to boost sales | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Australia's leading sparkling wine house, Yellowglen, will release new packaging for its entry-price and premium wines before Christmas, and launch a fresh brand campaign in the new year.
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Franciacorta +25%, almost 14 million bottles

Franciacorta +25%, almost 14 million bottles | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

In 2012, the Franciacorta consolidates its position with a positive performance, and counter that registered a volume growth of 25% compared to 2011, a consumption value of almost € 270 million (average price bottle 19.41 €, tax included ) and 13.85 million bottles sold.

"We are pleased with the results this year, growth has increased consistently in volumes and values, keeping constant the average price per bottle," said Maurizio Zanella, president of the Consortium Franciacorta, commenting on the figures for 2012 obtained by the Observatory economics, the survey tool set for over a year in the Franciacorta Consortium which collects data of certain companies.

On the market, moreover, the demand has expressed a growing consensus towards the Rosé, which does detect an increase of 50%, and on Satèn, which corresponds to about 10% of total production.

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Taylors Wines introduces screw caps for sparkling

Taylors Wines introduces screw caps for sparkling | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Australia-based winery Taylors Wines has introduced a new screw cap seal to replace corks on its sparkling wine.

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