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McWilliams to launch Weight Watchers endorsed wine range in the UK

McWilliams to launch Weight Watchers endorsed wine range in the UK | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Australian producer McWilliams is the first winery to sign an endorsement deal with Weight Watchers, the international diet programme, aimed at bringing lower alcohol wines to a new wider audience.
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The Real Reasons Trader Joe's Wine Is So Cheap

The Real Reasons Trader Joe's Wine Is So Cheap | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
‘Warren Buffett Indicator’ Signals Collapse In Stock Market
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'Biodynamic is the future for Champagne,' says Louis Roederer cellar master

'Biodynamic is the future for Champagne,' says Louis Roederer cellar master | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon has said he expects more Champagne growers and winemakers to shift to organic and biodynamic methods, because of the benefits in the vineyard and in the glass.
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Over 40% of Brits will buy wine online this Christmas, says Harpers new e-commerce report

Over 40% of Brits will buy wine online this Christmas, says Harpers new e-commerce report | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
 
 
Over 40% of Brits will buy their Christmas wine online this year, according to a new report published today by Harpers Wine & Spirit.
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Cava brand says 'we are not Champagne, we are Codorniu' in new ad campaign

Cava brand says 'we are not Champagne, we are Codorniu' in new ad campaign | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Cava producer Codorníu has launched a global ad campaign which emphasises the brand’s suitability for all occasions and its differences to Champagne - “we’re not big on formalities, we prefer hugs and kisses” - in time for Christmas.
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Natural wine

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Many person confuse Natural wine and biodynamic or organic wine
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The Fallacy of the Low-Involvement Category

The Fallacy of the Low-Involvement Category | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
There are plenty of examples of brands that have found engaging ways to connect with consumers, despite living in low-involvement categories.
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China drops barriers on Australian dairy, wine and beef in free trade deal

China drops barriers on Australian dairy, wine and beef in free trade deal | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Agreement also opens China’s services sector to Australian businesses, but fails to reduce tariffs on other agricultural commodities including rice, wheat, cotton, sugar and oilseeds
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Challenges and Opportunities in China's Wine Market

Challenges and Opportunities in China's Wine Market | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
 
Former Beringer CEO Walt Klenz introduced ASC Fine Wines co-founder Don St. Pierre, Jr. who discussed the wine import market in China as part of the Walt Klenz Lectureship Series at UC Davis last week. 

Davis, Calif.—China’s imported wine market grew at an average rate of 60% each year from 2003 to 2013, expanding from 600,000 cases per year to 31 million cases per year; however, market growth declined for the first time in 2014. While China offers good opportunity for wine sales, recent ch
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Austria introduces new sparkling wine quality tiers

Austria introduces new sparkling wine quality tiers | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Austria has created a three-tier quality pyramid for its emergent sparkling wine sector to improve its reputation and help consumers to better understand the category.
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MOI JE M'EN FOUS! Wine Series

MOI JE M'EN FOUS! Wine Series | 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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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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Scarcity Sends California Vineyard Prices Soaring | Wine News & Features

Scarcity Sends California Vineyard Prices Soaring | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Scarcity Sends California Vineyard Prices Soaring. A local real estate expert says the price per acre in Napa could reach Burgundy levels within a generation.
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The Growing Diversity of Premium Port | Wine News & Features

The Growing Diversity of Premium Port | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Growing Diversity of Premium Port. The 2011 vintage has heightened interest in fine Ports, but along with vintage there are fine old Tawnies, Colheitas and White Ports to discover.
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Analyzing the Success of Champagne's Prestige Cuvées | Wine News & Features

Analyzing the Success of Champagne's Prestige Cuvées | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Analyzing the Success of Champagne's Prestige Cuvées. Prestige Champagne might not be perceived as being a bargain but, compared to equivalent Bordeaux and Burgundy, it's a snip.
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Prosecco's mass appeal may limit growth, says Cava boss

Prosecco's mass appeal may limit growth, says Cava boss | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Prosecco’s meteoric rise is not at the expense of Cava, insists Grupo Codorniu UK’s boss, who says its mass appeal may inhibit further growth.
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Tim Atkin MW | Articles | Mad Frankie Fraser and the price of wine

Tim Atkin MW | Articles | Mad Frankie Fraser and the price of wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
wine is too cheap for the long-term health of the industry.
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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
Adapting Your China WFOE to Service China’s Consumer
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Italy’s ‘other’ Ferrari steps up a gear

Italy’s ‘other’ Ferrari steps up a gear | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
For Lunelli, a key point of distinction between Ferrari and Italy’s other sparkling regions is the dramatic geography of Trentino. “We are a mountain wine,” he told the drinks business. Pointing to the “very strong diurnal shift” in temperature as a result of this influence from the surrounding Dolomites, Lunelli explained: “this is very important because it allows us to have grapes with good acidity.”
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The great Etna landgrab | Articles | JancisRobinson.com

The great Etna landgrab | Articles | JancisRobinson.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Italy has no shortage of official wine territories - 575 at the last count - but there is one that has recently been exciting more interest than any other, Etna in eastern Sicily. The name may be delightfully easy to spell and pronounce, but it is its distinctively sultry wines that are so memorable.

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Super-premium Prosecco sales up 295%

Super-premium Prosecco sales up 295% | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
“Prosecco is no longer seen as a cheap alternative to Champagne, it is a category within its own right. Consumers are now looking to experiment within the category and trade up to try a more premium example of a sparkling wine they enjoy,”
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Perfect Parker Scores Keep On Coming | Wine News & Features

Perfect Parker Scores Keep On Coming | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Perfect Parker Scores Keep On Coming. We investigate the rise in wines given a 100-point score by the Wine Advocate team, and find out if they still have clout.
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How to engage German-speaking consumers to drink more Italian wines: insights from “ A Taste of Excellence” | www.vinitalyinternational.com

How to engage German-speaking consumers to drink more Italian wines: insights from “ A Taste of Excellence” | www.vinitalyinternational.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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Weather Plays Havoc With World Wine Order | Wine News & Features

Weather Plays Havoc With World Wine Order | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Weather Plays Havoc With World Wine Order. Estimated volumes from the 2014 vintage in both northern and southern hemispheres indicate some changes in the top producers.
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