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Closures: Part 1 ­– the world’s most high profile experiment?

Closures: Part 1 ­– the world’s most high profile experiment? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

In February this year, Paul Pontallier showed the results of a range of experiments at the Bordeaux property to the press for the first time in London. Among his trials, which concerned a range of winemaking and viticultural techniques, were a set of three reds from the 2003 vintage, and three white wines from the 2004 harvest, sealed under different closures – one natural cork and two screwcaps with different linings (Saratin and Saranex, the latter being more oxygen-permeable).

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Heineken Debunks the Biggest Beer Mistery Ever

Heineken Debunks the Biggest Beer Mistery Ever | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Heineken collaborates with the french design group Raison Pure on a series of limited edition cans that dynamically respond to temperature changes.
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Fatal Wood Diseases Affect 12 Percent of French Vineyards

Fatal Wood Diseases Affect 12 Percent of French Vineyards | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Fatal Wood Diseases Affect 12 Percent of French Vineyards. Esca and other wood-borne fungal diseases now cause the death of 5 to 7 percent of vines annually in France.
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Wine registration scheme to launch in HK

Wine registration scheme to launch in HK | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency is launching a wine registration scheme aimed at boosting consumer confidence and combating counterfeiting.
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Chianti to debut ‘Gran Selezione’ in UK

Chianti to debut ‘Gran Selezione’ in UK | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
It has been announced that the much anticipated Chianti Classico ‘Gran Selezione’ will be debuting in the UK, with a tasting taking place in London in November.
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DNA Tests Defeats Wine Barrel Fraud | Wine News & Features

DNA Tests Defeats Wine Barrel Fraud | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
DNA Tests Defeats Wine Barrel Fraud. French scientists have made tracing the exact origin of a winery's barriques, foudres and demi-muids easier.
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Champagne disgorgement: it's all in the timing

Champagne disgorgement: it's all in the timing | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The release of Bollinger's RD 2002 in the same month as Billecart-Salmon's Nicolas François Billecart 2002 has reignited the discussion over the best time to disgorge Champagne. Tyson Stelzer reports...
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Whisky Galore - and Prices to Match | Wine News & Features

Whisky Galore - and Prices to Match | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Whisky Galore - and Prices to Match. The latest super-premium Scotch underlines how much we love whisky and how much we are willing to pay for it.
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L’anno nero della vendemmia, calo fino al 30%

L’anno nero della vendemmia, calo fino al 30% | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
«L’atmosfera era così umida che i pesci sarebbero potuti entrare dalle porte e uscire dalle finestre, nuotando nell’aria delle stanze». Gli enologi italiani si aggirano quest’anno tra vigne che sembrano uscite da Macondo, il paese immaginario, afflitto da piogge perenni, di «Cent’anni di...
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French vineyard prices 1991-2013 | Vineyard Intelligence

French vineyard prices 1991-2013 | Vineyard Intelligence | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The French Ministry of Agriculture recently published a study of the changes and trends in vineyard prices between 1991 and 2013. Their report found that while the average price of French AOC vines has risen significantly during the period - by 75% in constant terms and by 29% taking into account inflation - there are significant variations at both a regional and local level and the overall increase was the result of significant price increases in a small number of the most prestigious appellations.
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Protecting Your Wine

Protecting Your Wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
 
The wine and spirits industry did not wait for globalization and the growing power of China to discover the charms of fake and illicit bottles. These days, however, the problem of counterfeit wine is emerging with renewed intensity for the sector. The counterfeiters (often from Asia) really do exist, and some of their products are a potential hazard for public health.
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China’s Domestic Consumer Market in 2020 - China Briefing News

China’s Domestic Consumer Market in 2020 - China Briefing News | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In this article, we forecast what China’s consumer market will look like in 2020.
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Chile and Argentina: Going to extremes

Chile and Argentina: Going to extremes | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Electric and refreshing flavours are cropping up in unlikely pockets of Chile and Argentina, at altitude and near the sea. Patricio Tapia discovers the risks and rewards of viticulture in uncharted territory
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Bottlass - Bottle & Glass Dual Container

Bottlass - Bottle & Glass Dual Container | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Innovative Design Service, Inc. produced Bottlass, a sleek, dual beverage
container and storage unit manufactured in Korea.  

"A revolutionary container concept that will change the trend for the
liquor and beverage industry. Just flip it upside down, drink and
transform any place into your own. Have it in a can, glass/plastic
bottle or any way in any environment."
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How Wine Fraud Is Destroying the Rare Wine Business

How Wine Fraud Is Destroying the Rare Wine Business | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine experts recently gathered in New York City to talk about wine fraud. Eater NY wine editor Levi Dalton was on the scene.
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WSET and HK Wine Society launch Barry Burton prize

WSET and HK Wine Society launch Barry Burton prize | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A new prize dedicated to the memory of the eminent Hong Kong wine figure, Barry Burton.

 

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Full-Disclosure Wine Label Debate Continues | Wine News & Features

Full-Disclosure Wine Label Debate Continues | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Full-Disclosure Wine Label Debate Continues. Mike Steinberger doubts that mandatory ingredient lists on wine labels would alter anything about how those wines are made.
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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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Bordeaux Vineyards Threatened By New Pest | Wine News & Features

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Bordeaux Vineyards Threatened By New Pest. An Asian fruit fly, capable of infecting grapes with sour rot, is causing concern in Bordeaux.
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The Big Secret About Pinot Noir | Wine Folly

The Big Secret About Pinot Noir | Wine Folly | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Pinot is a little bit misunderstood. Recent findings have shown us that all Pinot varieties are not just related, they are, in fact, the same! Time to get to the bottom of the story of Pinot, an ancient grape that has boggled us for centuries.
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California Water Law Will Affect Vineyard Value | Wine News & Features

California Water Law Will Affect Vineyard Value | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
California Water Law Will Affect Vineyard Value. Water rights could make some vineyards worth 15 times more than their neighbors. Read wine news & features.
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Champagne Harvest Bubbling Away Nicely | Wine News & Features

Champagne Harvest Bubbling Away Nicely | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Champagne Harvest Bubbling Away Nicely. Growers in Champagne and the Rhône get ready to pick their grapes. Read wine news & features.
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What's The Three Tier System and Why is It Corroding? | Wine Folly

What's The Three Tier System and Why is It Corroding? | Wine Folly | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The wine you buy in America goes through a number of hands before it gets into yours. This system is called the 3-Tier System and it's starting to corrode...
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Industry Focus: Importing Wine into China - China Briefing News

Industry Focus: Importing Wine into China - China Briefing News | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Foreign wine has been pouring into China, growing sevenfold over the last six years and increasing to 19 percent of the total domestic market.
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Alternative Investments: China's Rich Looking to Art, Wine and Jewelry - China Briefing News

Alternative Investments: China's Rich Looking to Art, Wine and Jewelry - China Briefing News | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The wealthy in China are increasingly seeking to diversify their investments, with art, wine and jewelry rising in popularity.
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The 16 Most Counterfeited Wines | Wine News & Features

The 16 Most Counterfeited Wines | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The 16 Most Counterfeited Wines. Maureen Downey reassures us that only certain old vintages of a short list of wines are targets for fakers.
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