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What to Drink in 2014 With Oz Clarke | Wine News & Features

What to Drink in 2014 With Oz Clarke | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What to Drink in 2014 With Oz Clarke. The British critic's New Year resolution is to give up over-oaked, over-strong, heavy-bottled red monsters.
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Wine Opinion: How to spot a counterfeit

Wine Opinion: How to spot a counterfeit | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Counterfeit wine expert Maureen Downey’s advice boils down to one message: “Just keep screaming”. We are regularly asked why we are so reluctant to address the issue of counterfeiting, given its prevalence in our markets....
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Moët & Chandon Finally Introduces Champagne Vending Machine

Moët & Chandon Finally Introduces Champagne Vending Machine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Tiny bubbles on demand.

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Champagne Babes's curator insight, November 21, 2013 9:01 AM

Gewoon top natuurlijk zo'n automaat. Beter dan Coca Cola en een Mars.

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As counterfeiters of wine get more sophisticated, the industry is finally fighting back - Canadian Business

As counterfeiters of wine get more sophisticated, the industry is finally fighting back - Canadian Business | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
SAINT-EMILION, France - An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, o

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La SAQ veut créer son logo «bio» | Karyne Duplessis Piché | Actualités

La SAQ veut créer son logo «bio» | Karyne Duplessis Piché | Actualités | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
La Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) souhaite regrouper tous les vins issus de l'agriculture biologique sous un même logo d'ici 2015. Seul hic, tous les vignerons...
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Le vignoble devra posséder une certification sociale comme « fair trade » et embouteiller leurs vins dans des bouteilles de verre allégé. 

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Science Serves Up a Sulfur Substitute | Wine News & Features

Science Serves Up a Sulfur Substitute | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Science Serves Up a Sulfur Substitute. Food scientists dish up findings that may offer a replacement for sulfur dioxide in wine.
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Bruce Tyrrell: The Father of the Age of Semillon | Wine News & Features

Bruce Tyrrell: The Father of the Age of Semillon | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Bruce Tyrrell: The Father of the Age of Semillon. I got thrown out of Sherry Lehmann in New York in 1983 by old Sam Aaron [then chairman]. He said, ‘F*** off.
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China to Double Wine Production Within 5 Years | Wine News & Features

China to Double Wine Production Within 5 Years | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
China to Double Wine Production Within 5 Years. Can China overtake Spain, France and Italy to become the world's biggest wine producer?
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Imagine a world without shops or factories

Imagine a world without shops or factories | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Why our old familiar world is being turned on its head and why, in the 21st Century, how we live, work and communicate will be very different indeed.
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Burgundy Struggles to Meet Growing Demand | Wine News & Features

Burgundy Struggles to Meet Growing Demand | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Burgundy Struggles to Meet Growing Demand,
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Water: The Solution to Wine Fraud? | Wine News & Features

Water: The Solution to Wine Fraud? | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Water: The Solution to Wine Fraud?,Scientists look for ways to tackle wine adulteration.
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Winemakers Must Come Clean: Clark Smith | Wine News & Features

Winemakers Must Come Clean: Clark Smith | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Winemakers Must Come Clean: Clark Smith,Clark Smith suggests that wine producers aren't telling the whole truth about what goes on behind winery doors.
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Prosecco Aims to Put Sparkle Back into Skinnygirl | Wine News & Features

Prosecco Aims to Put Sparkle Back into Skinnygirl | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Prosecco Aims to Put Sparkle Back into Skinnygirl,
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Citing market confusion, Australia rejects EU bid to prohibit Prosecco as grape name

Citing market confusion, Australia rejects EU bid to prohibit Prosecco as grape name | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Above: Glera — previously known as Prosecco — grapes from the 2012 harvest in the Prosecco DOCG (Asolo, Valdobbiadene, Conegliano). In 2009, the creation of the Prosecco DOCG changed the name of th...
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The Science of Bubbles....

The Science of Bubbles.... | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Science of Bubbles. How to find finesse in Champagne, and the best glasses to drink it from. Read wine news & features.
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Personalised marketing is key to future wine sales says Amazon at Wine Vision

Personalised marketing is key to future wine sales says Amazon at Wine Vision | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Personalised marketing, customer reviews and product comparisons are key to successfully selling alcohol online, according to Amazon.

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Top 12 Wine Fakes | Wine News & Features | Wine-Searcher

Top 12 Wine Fakes | Wine News & Features | Wine-Searcher | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Top 12 Wine Fakes. Maureen Downey selects her favorites from amongst the many counterfeit wines she has encountered.
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New Zealand Throws Money at Lower-Alcohol Wines | Wine News & Features

New Zealand Throws Money at Lower-Alcohol Wines | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
New Zealand Throws Money at Lower-Alcohol Wines. Benefits of new research project expected to hit $285m annually.
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Prosecco sales fizz as champagne goes flat

Prosecco sales fizz as champagne goes flat | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Majestic Wine says sales of Italian prosecco are up 39% over the past six months, while sales of its French rival remain flat
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Greg Jones Turns Up The Heat on Wine & Climate Change

Greg Jones Turns Up The Heat on Wine & Climate Change | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Greg Jones Turns Up The Heat on Wine & Climate Change. The problem with climate change is that if we wait for 100-percent proof, it may be too late for some aspects of our planet as we know it.
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Chinese Austerity Measures Hit Wine and Spirits Sales | Wine-Searcher

Chinese Austerity Measures Hit Wine and Spirits Sales | Wine-Searcher | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Chinese Austerity Measures Hit Wine and Spirits Sales,Jeannie Cho Lee MW reports that a falling market in Hong Kong and China has resulted in cut-throat tactics.
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Organic Wine Growers Fear Grape Glut | Wine News & Features

Organic Wine Growers Fear Grape Glut | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Organic Wine Growers Fear Grape Glut,The organic wine sector is taking off, but could it become a victim of its own success?
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What Do Americans Really Think Of Aussie Wines? | Wine News & Features

What Do Americans Really Think Of Aussie Wines? | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What Do Americans Really Think Of Aussie Wines?,
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Critics Play Minor Role In Wine Choices | Wine News & Features

Critics Play Minor Role In Wine Choices | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Critics Play Minor Role In Wine Choices,
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Grape Growers Put On Stink Bug Alert | Wine News & Features

Grape Growers Put On Stink Bug Alert | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Grape Growers Put On Stink Bug Alert,Dangerous pest has spread its wings in California.
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