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Canadian Wine Industry Applauds Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Canadian Wine Industry Applauds Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Wine Industry News for Mar 12, 2014" -Korea will remove duties on 98.2 percent of its tariff lines covering virtually all of Canada’s imports, including a 15 percent tariff on Canadian wine. Upon ratification, all import tariffs on ice wine, which represents 96 percent of the total value of wine exports, will be eliminated immediately. All import tariffs on other wines will be eliminated over a 3-year period.

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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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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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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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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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Mathilde Haslund's curator insight, November 26, 8:54 AM

Article intéressant en Anglais sur la détérioration du marché des vins rare à cause de l'augmentation des faux Grands Crus 

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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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