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Gran Selezione - emperor's new clothes?

Gran Selezione - emperor's new clothes? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The buzzword at this year's Chianti Classico en primeur presentation (detailed tasting notes to follow) was 'Gran Selezione'. That is to say that the Consorzio of Chianti Classico did everything it could to embed it into our consciousness. It surely sounds catchy enough and proved to be very
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Meet today’s American consumer | McKinsey & Company

Meet today’s American consumer | McKinsey & Company | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
US consumers feel better about their financial situation than they did a year ago, but they’re still hesitant to spend too much.
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The Swiss train tourists don’t take

The Swiss train tourists don’t take | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Rhäetian Railway provides an awe-inspiring, adrenaline-inducing ride past therapeutic springs and mountain-perched castles, crossing 84 tunnels and 383 bridges along the way.
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Corporate America Chases the Mythical Millennial

Corporate America Chases the Mythical Millennial | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The expensive quest to discover what millennials want misses two things: Each is an individual, and collectively they are much like other generations.
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With this first post, i will search for more articles that will attempt to demonstrate that marketing for millenials is NO different than marketing for any other age group... 
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6 Things to Consider Before Booking Your Trip to Cuba

6 Things to Consider Before Booking Your Trip to Cuba | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Singapore's essential luxury magazine, in-depth news, reviews and interviews. SG Tatler is the defintive resource for the luxury lifestyle in Singapore
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UK Budget 2016: Wine trade disappointed to be ‘singled out’

UK Budget 2016: Wine trade disappointed to be ‘singled out’ | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Sleeping among the vineyards in Argentina
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In wine (as in beer) a handful of the biggest eat most of the market pie while thousands of the rest eat what’s left. | Wine Industry Insight

In wine (as in beer) a handful of the biggest eat most of the market pie while thousands of the rest eat what’s left. | Wine Industry Insight | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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What Are Cover Crops And Why Are They Really Good For Wine? | VinePair

What Are Cover Crops And Why Are They Really Good For Wine? | VinePair | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Clover is a beloved cover crop in vineyards everywhere. It's a nutrient powerhouse with the power to transform exhausted soils into fertile ones.
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Franciacorta sales rise despite ‘complex’ climate

Franciacorta sales rise despite ‘complex’ climate | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Total sales of Franciacorta increased by 7.1% in Italy and 7.5% in export markets last year, despite what the Consorzio Franciacorta described as “an extremely complex climate in the economy as a whole”.
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Drappier ‘first’ carbon neutral Champagne house

Drappier ‘first’ carbon neutral Champagne house | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Champagne Drappier has laid claim to being the first Champagne house to reduce its carbon footprint to zero after a 10-year effort.
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Small wineries struggle to make profit

Small wineries struggle to make profit | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Major industry survey finds bigger was better in the wine business in 2015.
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Off-premise driving Australian wine sales in China

Off-premise driving Australian wine sales in China | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine purchases made online and via retail stores and supermarkets made up the majority of Australian wine consumption in China over the last three years, a study has found.
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Amazon Japan hires team of pros to call you back and recommend wine | News | Geek.com

Amazon Japan hires team of pros to call you back and recommend wine | News | Geek.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Amazon is already well established as the leading e-tailer ready, willing, and able to sell you just about anything (for next day delivery). But there are certain product categories that consumers need to [...]
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Australian wine category facing up to a brave new retail world - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing

Australian wine category facing up to a brave new retail world - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Grocers are streamlining ranges and abandoning price promotion strategies in favour of everyday low prices to fight the emergence of Aldi and Lidl, and Australia now risks being overwhelmed by countries that have a better “clarity of offer” and can trade shoppers up to premium tiers, according to Accolade.
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Meet the new Brazilian consumer | McKinsey & Company

Meet the new Brazilian consumer | McKinsey & Company | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Cautious, concerned, and conservative
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"Cautious, concerned, and conservative", clearly pragmatic & focused on buying on what they "need" rather then what the "want"... a market similar to China?
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An incumbent’s guide to digital disruption | McKinsey & Company

An incumbent’s guide to digital disruption | McKinsey & Company | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Incumbents needn’t be victims of disruption if they recognize the crucial thresholds in their life cycle, and act in time.
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Don't Steal Ideas. Steal Perspectives

Don't Steal Ideas. Steal Perspectives | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
To generate novel ideas, work to capture the interpretations, perspectives, and insights from outside your network.
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Tax wine as beer and raise $2.9 billion per year says lobby group

Tax wine as beer and raise $2.9 billion per year says lobby group | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Taxing wine and cider the same as beer and lifting the rate by 5 to 6¢ for a glass of beer would raise $2.9 billion a year, much of which could fund tax ...
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How Much Has the Strong Dollar Affected U.S. Wine Exports?

How Much Has the Strong Dollar Affected U.S. Wine Exports? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Last week I wrote about the strong U.S. dollar and its impact on U.S. wine imports. My conclusion was that there was an exchange rate effect, but it was less than you might otherwise expect because of specific factors that are at work in the sparkling, bulk, and bottle wine import markets today. This week…
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How Much Has the Strong Dollar Affected U.S. Wine Imports?

How Much Has the Strong Dollar Affected U.S. Wine Imports? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
About this time last year I wrote a column that analyzed how the rise in the U.S. dollar's international exchange value was likely to impact the wine market. My conclusion was that the simple Econ 101 rule that a stronger currency leads to higher imports and lower exports might not perfectly apply to wine. I…
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Don’t count out Bordeaux

Don’t count out Bordeaux | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
One of the interesting aspects of the fine wine market over the course of the last few years is the seemingly obvious change of leadership, from Bordeaux to both Burgundy, and the ‘Rest of the World’, writes Philip Staveley.
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California adopting sustainable winemaking

California adopting sustainable winemaking | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Californian producers are showing “broad participation” in the sustainable winemaking programme run by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, according to its latest report.
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Why Australian Drops Are Dominating In The World's Largest Population

Why Australian Drops Are Dominating In The World's Largest Population | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Australian wines are the flavour of the year in the world's two largest populations: with China bestowing the highest honours on our reds and India looking to learn more.

Last year, Wine Australia
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The five things you need to enter the US market | meininger.de

The five things you need to enter the US market | meininger.de | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Getting a US distributor for your wine can be a difficult process. But follow these five steps to create a winning pitch and stand out against the competition.
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Key world wine consumption trends - Vinexpo - Decanter

Key world wine consumption trends - Vinexpo - Decanter | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What's happening to world wine consumption? US growth has slowed, Italians are losing touch with their heritage, but Prosecco knows no bounds...
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