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Contains sulfites: meant to frighten rather than inform

Contains sulfites: this wine warning label is meant to frighten rather than inform...
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How the UK pays 67% of all wine duty in the EU

How the UK pays 67% of all wine duty in the EU | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
We welcome the ’Drop the Duty’ campaign ahead of the 2015 Budget on 18 March. Tax on wine in the UK has gone up by 57% since 2008 but what makes wine duty so unfair is the amount you pay in Britain...
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Cape Wine Auction 2015 sales rise by 50 percent

Cape Wine Auction 2015 sales rise by 50 percent | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Strong bidding during the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction in South Africa saw total sales rise by 50% on the previous year, with Vrede en Lust, Saxenburg and Paul Cluver wines among the top lots.
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Les amateurs de vin n'ont jamais été aussi nombreux au Canada

Les amateurs de vin n'ont jamais été aussi nombreux au Canada | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Les Canadiens consomment de plus en plus de vin et surtout de meilleure qualité que jamais. En grande majorité, il s'agit de vin importé, mais les vignerons canadiens n'ont pas trop à se plaindre parce qu'en quelque sorte, ils sont victimes de leur propre succès.

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‘Coravin works’, says 160 wine professionals

‘Coravin works’, says 160 wine professionals | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Coravin seems to solve a problem that has bedevilled humanity since the first wine was stored in urns, namely, how do you preserve wine once a container is opened, exposing it to oxygen, its archenemy?” Asimov, and wine enthusiasts around the globe, were hopeful; but mostly skeptical. How could such a feat be possible? Wine kegs, taps and an array of vacuum pumps have proven the task was complicated, if not unattainable, and with short-lived results. But the Coravin Wine Access System ($299) had something these other gadgets lacked: a technique for pouring wine from a bottle without ever actually opening it.
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Alexa - Top Sites by Category: Recreation/Food/Drink/Wine/Education

Alexa - Top Sites by Category: Recreation/Food/Drink/Wine/Education | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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The Periodic Table of Content Marketing | Visual.ly

The Periodic Table of Content Marketing | Visual.ly | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A visual overview of the key elements of content marketing.
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Neat & tidy for a messy type of work!

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U.S. wine exports in 2014 second highest on record

U.S. wine exports in 2014 second highest on record | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Exports of U.S. wine last year were the second-most valuable on record, reaching $1.49 billion in revenue, nearly all of it from California.
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A changing market: the role of a fine wine exchange

A changing market: the role of a fine wine exchange | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Exchanges have been in existence for hundreds of years, yet the concept of an exchange for fine wine is relatively new. In this article, Liv-ex Director James Miles examines the origin and role of exchanges, and why the fine wine...
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Talking Trade: 13-19 February 2015

Talking Trade: 13-19 February 2015 | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Although much of the trade in Asia have been busy with Chinese New Year this week, the Exchange continued to see high levels of activity. Bordeaux’s share was down on the previous week, allowing Burgundy to make gains: it took...
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The Fine Wine Investment Market - An Inside View

The Fine Wine Investment Market - An Inside View | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Liv-ex Director James Miles will be giving a presentation at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair today (as part of the Wine Auction and Investment Forum). His presentation, "The Fine Wine Investment Market - An Inside View", is...
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Wine investment: how to avoid the pitfalls

Wine investment: how to avoid the pitfalls | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Investing in fine wine has recently hit the headlines for the wrong reasons, with some so-called wine investment managers proving to be at best incompetent and at worst corrupt, writes Rodney Birrell, director of The Wine Investment Fund (TWIF).
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Wine.com Launches Third-Party Marketplace to Take on Amazon

Wine.com Launches Third-Party Marketplace to Take on Amazon | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In a preemptive strike against Amazon, Wine.com opened Monday an online marketplace for third-party sellers to sell and distribute their wines.
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French appellation body considers Alsace Premier Cru plan

French appellation body considers Alsace Premier Cru plan | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The French national appellation authority is examining a dossier that would create Cru and Premier Cru tiers in Alsace, but not all winemakers agree with the proposal.
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Deadly vine diseases now 'top priority' for French winemakers

Deadly vine diseases now 'top priority' for French winemakers | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Grapevine trunk diseases are a growing concern for French winemakers with the latest government figures showing more than 100,000 hectares of vineyard lost in 2014.
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VINSenVRAC.com : French Bulk Wine Market Place - La nouvelle vitrine des vins français

The first and only B-to-B platform for industry members: wine growers, co-operative wineries, brokers, buyers, merchants, importers…
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Early Bud Break Brings Frost Worries

Early Bud Break Brings Frost Worries | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
 
The Carneros AVA that straddles Napa and Sonoma counties in California showed signs of growth this weekend.

San Rafael, Calif.—With bud break occurring in vineyards throughout California, it appears 2015 could be another early vintage and one that hopefully is not marked by frost.
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Parker Bows Out of En Primeur | Wine News & Features

Parker Bows Out of En Primeur | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Parker Bows Out of En Primeur. The most influential wine critic passes the baton to the next generation – at least for Bordeaux en primeur.
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Frankly, will Neal Martin have the same clout over Bordeaux prices as Robert Parker have?  It will be a very exciting 2014 En Primeur campaign...

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Weak euro boosts Bordeaux’s prospects

Weak euro boosts Bordeaux’s prospects | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Liv-ex have been looking at exchange rates as one reason why the fine wine market is showing distinct signs of life after an unprecedented four years of decline. “Confidence in the market appears to be returning with the Liv-ex 100 increasing for 6 months in a row since its low in July,” said Liv-ex MD and co-founder, James Miles. “In January the index was up 1.8% on record volumes for the exchange. The weakness of the Euro and a busy market ahead of the Chinese New Year have certainly been contributing factors, together with a sense that there is some value in the fine wine market at these levels.”
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Parker’s predictions: ten years on

Parker’s predictions: ten years on | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
"Americans may scream bloody murder when looking at the future prices for the 2003 first growth Bordeaux (an average of $4,000 (£2,300) a case), but if my instincts are correct, 10 years from now a great vintage of these first...
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China leads fine wine bounceback

China leads fine wine bounceback | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Consumers worldwide are returning to the fine wine market, whose recent downturn has seen a welcome exodus of many less reputable investment funds, according to one major player in this sector.
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Best Wine In Box

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Best Wine In Box
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The purpose of the competition is to taste wines in BIB and to name the best: “Best Wine in Box”.

Only gold medals for this first international competition dedicated to these wines in BIB and hence rarely presented for tastings.

Only the best will receive the “Best Wine in Box” medal.

Without taking into account price or appearance, the wines will be blind-tasted by category and by a jury of professionals and knowledgeable amateurs.

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Is Weibo on the way out?

Is Weibo on the way out? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

China's internet watchdogs have threatened to enforce real-name registration before. But this time, they're adamant all Chinese citizens must provide their real names and identification numbers before using social media sites starting on 1 March

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Is Amazon's New Online Wine Market Good For The Wine Biz?

Is Amazon's New Online Wine Market Good For The Wine Biz? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Along with bestsellers and electronics, we can now browse the mighty Amazon.com for wine. The online retailer’s entry into the wine marketplace is a solid affirmation that online wine sales are big business, which should be good news for the wine industry. Rich Bergsund, CEO for Wine.com, a leader in [...]
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