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Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux

Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux: Château Pontet-Canet produces lush, lively wines using biodynamic farming methods—with some help from its equine employees.
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End of road for iconic green bottle as Mateus says the future is clear

End of road for iconic green bottle as Mateus says the future is clear | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The iconic green glass Mateus Rosé bottle is to be a thing of the past with a move for the Portuguese wine brand into a clear pack.
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There's a bunch of Tesla batteries plugged into this winery

There's a bunch of Tesla batteries plugged into this winery | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A winery in Northern California's Sonoma County was one of Tesla's early battery customers. This is how the wine makers are using them.
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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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Winemakers and Suppliers Debate Oak Products

Winemakers and Suppliers Debate Oak Products | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
 


Napa, Calif.—It definitely wasn’t Ali versus Frazier or even Pacquiao versus Mayweather for that matter.

Rather than a knockdown brawl, the seminar Barrels vs. Alternatives was more of a sedate conversation about the advantages of the time-tested, traditional barrel compared to the new uses of oak barrel alternatives.

Hosted by the French American Chamber of Commerce at the Napa Valley Country Club on June 23, the session was the third such conference about wine and winemaking organized
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Chinese Consumers Buying Wine Online

Chinese Consumers Buying Wine Online | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
 
Wayne Batwin and Xin Ruibao (from right) watch as Napa Valley College president Ron Kraft presents a gift to Zhu Qunde, deputy county governor of Huailai County in China’s Hebei Province, on Tuesday at the college.

Napa, Calif.—While online wine sales were virtually non-existent in China as recently as a few years ago, nearly 20% of wine in the country is now sold through e-commerce, according to a speaker at the Cal-China Wine Forum held Tuesday at Napa Valley College.
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Perfect Paris péniches

Perfect Paris péniches | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Dive in to Paris’s cool canal culture with Time Out’s selection of the city’s péniches or houseboats: featuring floating restaurants, cinemas, bookshops, clubs and more.
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Anson on Thursday: What now for Bordeaux en primeur?

Anson on Thursday: What now for Bordeaux en primeur? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
First up, you should know that most of the people that I interviewed about the fallout of Bordeaux 2014 don’t want me to name them. So you’re just going to have to trust me that these are serious players with true inside knowledge of what is going on.
Grande Passione's insight:

as i had intuited a few months ago: are the chateaux going direct?

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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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