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Tesco Wine Magazine offers interactive features

Tesco Wine Magazine offers interactive features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Tesco Wine Magazine has launched its first cover-to-cover augmented-reality magazine, in a bid to offer its customers new ways to "discover" more about wine.
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Wine Word: Ian Ford of Summergate on the state of the China market : Grape Wall of China

Wine Word: Ian Ford of Summergate on the state of the China market : Grape Wall of China | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Summergate is marking its fifteenth year as a wine importer and distributor in China. I asked founding partner Ian Ford about changes during that time, the current state of the country’s wine scene and what bottles from the portfolio he’d recommend for an absolute beginner to wine.

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Bulk wine grows to 50% of New World exports

Bulk wine grows to 50% of New World exports | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The international wine trade hit a “watershed moment” in 2013, with half of all New World wine sales coming from bulk supplies, according to Rabobank.
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Tracy Cervellone CWE's curator insight, April 17, 12:16 PM

And most of it is pretty good. Thank Heaven.

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Curated subscription service enables wine tasting events at home

Curated subscription service enables wine tasting events at home | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wineist is a new subscription service from Slovenia that is enabling curated wine tasting sessions at home.
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What Makes A Wine Sell, And What Doesn't: Takeaways from VinItaly

What Makes A Wine Sell, And What Doesn't: Takeaways from VinItaly | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What sells a wine is its story. That was the takeaway from a panel held last week at VinItaly International trade fair in Verona.
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China Drops European Wine Dumping Inquiry | Wine News & Features

China Drops European Wine Dumping Inquiry | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
China Drops European Wine Dumping Inquiry. Amicable end to Chinese investigation that threatened European wine imports. Read wine news & features.
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American oak not inferior to French

American oak not inferior to French | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

“The Building Blocks of Rioja”, a tasting was conducted by Beronia’s head winemaker Matías Calleja to highlight the effect of two different sources of wood on the same wine.

One sample contained a Rioja Reserva from the 2011 vintage which had spent 10 months in 100% American oak, while another was exactly the same except it had been aged for an identical period in 100% French oak.

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Hungary abolishes three and four Puttonyos Tokaji grades | decanter.com

Hungary abolishes three and four Puttonyos Tokaji grades | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Hungary's Tokaji trade council has abolished the two lower grades of the country's most famous wine, leaving some merchants concerned about the effect on consumers.
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Global Prosecco sales overtake Champagne

Global Prosecco sales overtake Champagne | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

As reported by The Independent, according to figures released by the Italian Sparkling Wine Observatory (OVSE) last Friday, Prosecco sales edged ahead of Champagne sales in 2013.

The Italian sparkler shifted 307 million bottles globally last year, while Champagne sales lagged behind at 304 million bottles.

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India’s wine consumption to rise by 73%

India’s wine consumption to rise by 73% | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

As reported by The Indian Express, by 2017, wine consumption in India will have increased to 2.1 million cases, up 73% from the 1.10 cases consumed in 2013.

According to the Vinexpo survey, Indians are likely to drink 1.15 million cases of red wine, 0.63 million cases of white wine and 0.10 million cases of rosé by 2017.

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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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Scandinavian wine consumers change drinking habits - Italy tops charts

Scandinavian wine markets are continuing to see growth in both value and volume, but tastes are changing according to new research from Wine Intelligence.

In Sweden, Italian wines have leapfrogged Spanish and French wines to become the most popular choices with regular wine drinkers, according to Wine Intelligence’s new Nordics Landscape report.

Italian wines already top the chart in Norway and Finland. Italy is the only top five country of origin to increase its popularity in the past two years.

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Service is key to winery sales

Service is key to winery sales | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
To buy, or not to buy? That is the question for the more than 5 million annual visitors to New York's wineries. Cornell University researchers found that customer service is the most important factor in boosting tasting room sales, but sensory descriptions of what flavors consumers might detect were ...
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Wine Drinkers in the U.S., Germany, and Australia Perceive Wines with a Cork Higher Quality

Wine Drinkers in the U.S., Germany, and Australia Perceive Wines with a Cork Higher Quality | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
NAPA, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine Drinkers in the U.S., Germany, and Australia Perceive Wines with a Natural Cork Stopper to be of Significantly Higher Quality than Those with a Screw Cap.
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An Overview of China’s Retail Industry - China Briefing News

An Overview of China’s Retail Industry - China Briefing News | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In this article, we highlight the key consumer trends that will shape China's rapidly expanding retail market.
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Le Top 5 des bars à vins parisiens du moment - France

Le Top 5 des bars à vins parisiens du moment - France | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Corsé, fruité, sec… A l’heure où la presse internationale s’interroge sur le déclin supposé de la France, il est bien un pilier que personne ne remet en cause : le vin français....
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Fine wine goes casual with single-serve pouches

Fine wine goes casual with single-serve pouches | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Two US companies — Nuvino and Spotwine — are now repackaging premium wine in convenient juice-style pouches to make it more accessible for busy consumers.
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"These companies hope to attract both experienced and novice wine drinkers by taking some of the inconvenience and snobbery out of drinking wine without sacrificing quality. "

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Education is critical for Italian wines to compete in Hong Kong

Education is critical for Italian wines to compete in Hong Kong | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A panel of wine educators from Hong Kong have urged Italian producers to invest in education modules specific to Italy to boost the country’s paltry share of the wine market.
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The French Wine Industry - Just Like Dallas | Wine News & Features

The French Wine Industry - Just Like Dallas | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The French Wine Industry - Just Like Dallas. The seemingly idyllic vineyards surrounding Saint-Émilion are depicted as the setting for a sordid soap opera.
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5 Tips for Quality Content Creation That Won't Bust Your Budget

5 Tips for Quality Content Creation That Won't Bust Your Budget | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
If your business is serious about attracting a larger audience and achieving higher rankings on search engines, producing cute or salesy content won't cut it. You need to focus on raising the quali...
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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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Deep discounting has ‘muddied water’ in UK

Deep discounting has ‘muddied water’ in UK | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

“The stigma of shopping at a discount store no longer applies in the UK – people are proud to be getting a bargain – it’s fashionable to be frugal.

“But consumers equate quality with price so deep discounting in wine has muddied the water and has conditioned consumers to buy at half price.

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Mateus launches ‘Expressions’ range

Mateus launches ‘Expressions’ range | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

The Mateus brand has 1.4million consumers in the UK, according to Kantar figures, with its parent company Sogrape, a portuguese wine company, set to invest £2m on its UK branding during 2014.

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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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Bordeaux Gets Chinese Hangover | Wine News & Features

Bordeaux Gets Chinese Hangover | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Bordeaux Gets Chinese Hangover. Slide in sales to China blamed for lackluster performance. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher
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Canadian Wine Industry Applauds Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Canadian Wine Industry Applauds Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Wine Industry News for Mar 12, 2014" -Korea will remove duties on 98.2 percent of its tariff lines covering virtually all of Canada’s imports, including a 15 percent tariff on Canadian wine. Upon ratification, all import tariffs on ice wine, which represents 96 percent of the total value of wine exports, will be eliminated immediately. All import tariffs on other wines will be eliminated over a 3-year period.

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