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How to Travel to (and in) Cuba

How to Travel to (and in) Cuba | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Coverage from the New York Times Travel section on travel to Cuba.
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China’s rising Internet wave: Wired companies | McKinsey & Company

China’s rising Internet wave: Wired companies | McKinsey & Company | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
After a massive rise in Internet use by consumers, adoption by Chinese companies is catching up with that of the developed world. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Bottom's up, from Down Under: Australian wines find favour in Asia

Bottom's up, from Down Under: Australian wines find favour in Asia | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Australian vintages are increasingly finding favour with the region's burgeoning middle and upper classes
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Winery waste water could help battle drought

Winery waste water could help battle drought | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A groundbreaking study by researchers at UC Davis could pave the way for winery waste water to be used to irrigate vineyards, helping to overcome a lack of water in drought-stricken wine regions.
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Le vin bio, chiffres et tendances

Le vin bio, chiffres et tendances | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Sudvinbio dévoile les résultats d’une étude sur la consommation du vin bio, réalisée par Ipsos auprès de 4015 européens (France, Allemagne, Suède et Royaume-Uni). En voici les principales tendances: 34,9 % des européens boivent du vin bio, régulièrement ou de temps en temps. Le taux grimpe à 51,2 % en Suède et à 35,8 % en France. …
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Vintage Champagne market ‘being exploited’

Vintage Champagne market ‘being exploited’ | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The vintage Champagne category is being exploited by certain houses who are upping production to raise their prices, according to one producer in the region.
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Veuve Clicquot Targets Mixology Segment With New Offering - Shanken News Daily

Veuve Clicquot Targets Mixology Segment With New Offering - Shanken News Daily | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Moët Hennessy is eyeing further gains for its fast-growing Veuve Clicquot Champagne with the launch of a new mixology-focused innovation, Veuve Clicquot Rich. Billed as a throwback to the days when sweeter Champagnes were referred to as “rich” wines, the … Continue reading →
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What makes a great vintage? - Decanter

What makes a great vintage? - Decanter | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
John Salvi MW explains the key weather conditions needed to produce a great vintage in wine regions around the world.
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Revived wine grapes may beat climate change - Torres

Revived wine grapes may beat climate change - Torres | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Spain's Torres believes two revived wine grapes named Moneu and Gonfaus have 'great promise' for red wine production.
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New study strengthens case against soil-based minerality

New study strengthens case against soil-based minerality | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A new study has provided further evidence that the perception of minerality in wine is not linked to soil.
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Influencing Buying Decisions: The Disconnect Between Marketers and Consumers

Influencing Buying Decisions: The Disconnect Between Marketers and Consumers | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Marketing Strategy - Most marketers say traditional advertising is the most effective means of influencing buying decisions, yet consumers say advertising is one of the least-trusted influences, according to a recent report from ...
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DP’s Geoffroy defends multiple releases

DP’s Geoffroy defends multiple releases | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave Richard Geoffroy has passionately spoken out in defence of multiple Champagne releases, insisting there is “more latitude in playing the vintage game than ever”.
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Marlborough Sauvignon shortage could be ‘healthy’

Marlborough Sauvignon shortage could be ‘healthy’ | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A Sauvignon shortage in Marlborough could be healthy for the image and profitability of the famous New Zealand region, according to one producer.
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The Growth of Branding in China | Branding Magazine

The Growth of Branding in China | Branding Magazine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Our ambition is to observe the phenomena of branding. Here are a few observations about the growth of branding in China gleaned over the past years.
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Mapping China’s middle class | McKinsey & Company

Mapping China’s middle class | McKinsey & Company | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Generational change and the rising prosperity of inland cities will power consumption for years to come. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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10 ways to turn drinks advertising into engagement

10 ways to turn drinks advertising into engagement | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Mark Boyd, founding partner of creative marketing agency Gravity Road, reveals his tips on how to stop advertising and start engaging with your consumer base.
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Wine globalization set to continue | OUPblog

Wine globalization set to continue | OUPblog | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The past two decades have seen globalization of the world's wine markets proceed like never before, in both speed and comprehensiveness. There was a degree of trade expansion in the five decades to World War I but, until the late 20th century, interactions across continents involved little more than the exporting of vine cuttings and traditional production expertise.
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Krug to number each Grande Cuvée blend

Krug to number each Grande Cuvée blend | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Champagne Krug is to highlight the unique nature of each annual blend of its multi-vintage Grande Cuvée with a new numbering system.
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Technology used to fight back against fakes

Technology used to fight back against fakes | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Counterfeit wines and spirits are big business from Glasgow to Guangdong, and the fakers are not just targeting premium brands such as top of the range Cognacs and rare vintages of first growth clarets – commodity wines such as Jacob’s Creek and Blossom Hill have been counterfeited.
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Concha wine brands booming in UK

Concha wine brands booming in UK | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine producer Concha y Toro’s flagship brands Casillero del Diablo and Trivento have had what the company describes as “fantastic and sustained growth” this year.
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Champagne becomes third most traded region

Champagne becomes third most traded region | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In August Italian wines became the second most traded regional group so far in 2015. Burgundy, which had been holding this position since 2011, was pushed into third place. This was largely due to high activity for Super Tuscans, and...
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E&J Gallo invites consumers to discover their dark side

E&J Gallo invites consumers to discover their dark side | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
E&J Gallo is taking its premium wine brand Apothic Red to consumers around the UK through the month of October.
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China now has more billionaires than the U.S. - CPP-LUXURY

China now has more billionaires than the U.S. - CPP-LUXURY | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said Thursday, despite slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Communist-ruled China now has 596 billionaires, up a “staggering” 242 over the last year, Shanghai-based luxury magazine publisher Hurun Report said, surpassing the 537 Americans. “Despite the slowdown in the economy, China’s richest have defied gravity, recording their best year ever,” Hurun Report Chairman
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Cru Bourgeois votes for two-tier system - Decanter

Cru Bourgeois votes for two-tier system  - Decanter | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Médoc’s Alliance de Cru Bourgeois has voted for a two-tier system that will see its members’ wines split into Cru Bourgeois and Cru Bourgeois Supérieur.
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