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Contains sulfites: meant to frighten rather than inform

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Is Japan the Most Underrated Beach Destination in Asia?

Is Japan the Most Underrated Beach Destination in Asia? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
On Japan's southern islands of Okinawa Prefecture, picturesque white-sand beaches draw locals year-round.
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The Prosecco Panic: A Case Of Market Manipulation

The Prosecco Panic: A Case Of Market Manipulation | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
If you thought the Greek crisis was the biggest disaster facing the world, or the Ukraine standoff, or the Chinese property crash – think again. Something really dreadful is about to hit. There is going to be a global shortage of Prosecco. So said Robert Cremonese, export manager of the Prosecco [...]
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Robert Parker: I'll never retire, despite giving up Bordeaux en primeur tasting - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing

Robert Parker: I'll never retire, despite giving up Bordeaux en primeur tasting - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Robert Parker has said that he will never retire, despite handing over duties for scoring and reviewing en primeur Bordeaux to protégé Neal...
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Robert Parker: nobody will dominate wine criticism like I have - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing

Robert Parker: nobody will dominate wine criticism like I have - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Robert Parker believes that nobody will ever dominate wine criticism like he has again, but played down his ability to make or break brands. Parker has...
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Zac Posen Floral Design Debuts On Ecco Domani® Wine Bottle

Zac Posen Floral Design Debuts On Ecco Domani® Wine Bottle | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
MODESTO, Calif., May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed fashion designer Zac Posen has created an exclusive,...
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The cost of producing a bottle of AOC Bordeaux | Vineyard Intelligence

The cost of producing a bottle of AOC Bordeaux | Vineyard Intelligence | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The cost of producing a bottle of AOC Bordeaux
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François Lévêque : ça passe ou ça casse !

François Lévêque : ça passe ou ça casse ! | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Acteur important et influent du marché bordelais, François Lévêque répond aux questions du "Point".
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Trends in the US Wine Industry for 2015 – Surging Forward with Renewed Optimism

Trends in the US Wine Industry for 2015 – Surging Forward with Renewed Optimism | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Even though wine consumption in the US has increased every year since 2000, some of those years were a bit bumpy due to the recession and a tendency for consumers to purchase value-priced wines. No...
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Australian Bladders Become New Normal for Wine Exports

Australian Bladders Become New Normal for Wine Exports | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Accolade Wines, the maker of Hardys, pared shipping costs that canamount to as much as $3 a case by eliminating glass bottles and shipping the alcohol in bladders. After the 10,000 mile (16,000 kilometers) journey, the wine is bottled at a plant next to a scrap merchant a two-hour drive from London.
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Jefford on Monday: Palate fitness

Jefford on Monday: Palate fitness | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
How fit is your palate? And how do you maintain and train it? At least half of the readers of this column, I’d guess, work with wine in one way or another; our palates are therefore an irreplaceable professional tool.
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Reality check: China did NOT overtake France as a wine-growing region | Grape Wall of China

Reality check: China did NOT overtake France as a wine-growing region | Grape Wall of China | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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Is This Wine Dry? Alsace Label Laws Make it Clear | Wine News & Features

Is This Wine Dry? Alsace Label Laws Make it Clear | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

In a move that has been greeted with dismay by some producers, Alsace dry white wines will be obliged to carry the word "dry" on labels from the 2016 vintage.

The Association of Alsace Producers (AVA) reckons consumers are turning away from the region's wines because they are afraid of buying an off-dry or sweet wine when they wanted a dry one.

 
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Influential Costco executive discusses wine business in Q&A

Influential Costco executive discusses wine business in Q&A | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Annette Alvarez-Peters is one of the most powerful people in the wine
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The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
I was tasting at least 10,000 wines a year until recently – which makes around 350,000 altogether. That's a bare minimum. I'm still standing and my liver function is still OK. I take milk thistle for my liver and try to drink three times as much water to wine. If I've been tasting, I don't usually drink wine in the evening.
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Les 100 meilleurs bars

Les 100 meilleurs bars | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Sélection thématique des 100 bars préférés des Parisiens : bars à cocktails, bars à vins, bars à bière, bars de nuit, bars à manger, bars à musique, cafés, bars en terrasse, bars ludiques, bars pas chers sur Time Out Paris.
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Climate, terroir, and wine: What matters most in producing a great wine? | EARTH Magazine

Climate, terroir, and wine: What matters most in producing a great wine? | EARTH Magazine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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Primeurs des vins de Bordeaux: bon millésime 2014 mais inquiétudes sur les prix

Primeurs des vins de Bordeaux: bon millésime 2014 mais inquiétudes sur les prix | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
"Sans mise à prix cohérente, le système se brisera"
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Only 35% Italian wineries sell on-line - Lifestyle

Only 35% Italian wineries sell on-line - Lifestyle | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
commerce, 52% sell their wine through their own websites while 22% use specialised websites such as
Svinando, Wineverse, Tannico, Vinix, Winetowine and Winezon, according to the survey of 450 wineries
across the country carried out by Grs Research and Strat... © ANSA
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Trends in the US Wine Industry for 2014 – Sunny Cellars with Some Cobwebs

Trends in the US Wine Industry for 2014 – Sunny Cellars with Some Cobwebs | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The numbers for 2013 are in, and most experts are more optimistic about the 2014 wine market in the US. Though there are still some areas recovering less quickly from the recession (parts of the Mi...
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Is Being Sustainable Worth It for Wineries? | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Is Being Sustainable Worth It for Wineries? | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
If you had to select between two 92-point wines of the same variety, appellation and price, but one was made with sustainable winegrowing practices and the other was not, would you choose the sustainable wine? What if it cost $5 more?
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Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog: Is the bloom off the user review site rose?

Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog: Is the bloom off the user review site rose? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Last March, I wrote the post Has TripAdvisor overtaken Yelp for winery visitors, suggesting that of the two major user-review Web sites, TripAdvisor seemed to be replacing Yelp as the preferred forum for people writing user reviews of Paso Robles...
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