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Tesco Wine Magazine offers interactive features

Tesco Wine Magazine offers interactive features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Tesco Wine Magazine has launched its first cover-to-cover augmented-reality magazine, in a bid to offer its customers new ways to "discover" more about wine.
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South Africa threatens whisky-wine trade war with UK | Daily wine news - the latest breaking wine news from around the world | News | decanter.com

South Africa threatens whisky-wine trade war with UK | Daily wine news - the latest breaking wine news from around the world | News | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Hundreds of jobs are being lost in the South African wine packaging industry as bulk exports soar - leading to the spectre of a trade war between the UK and South Africa.
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Outrage over Gevrey Chambertin purchase 'storm in a teacup' | Daily wine news - the latest breaking wine news from around the world | News | decanter.com

The protest at the purchase of Burgundy’s Chateau Gevrey Chambertin by a Macau businessman is a storm in teacup, some observers say.
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Bombay pushes gin trend with glassware

Bombay pushes gin trend with glassware | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Bombay Sapphire has launched the latest part of its £1.5million campaign, introducing its own range of balloon-shaped glasses, which it claims give consumers a more intense drinking experience.

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Wine Revival in Paris

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Champagne : le poids économique et social des vendanges

Champagne : le poids économique et social des vendanges | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
En 2011, les 115 500 vendangeurs de Champagne représentaient plus de 101 millions d’euros de masse salariale d’après le SGV (respectivement +22,7 % et + 77,2 % par rapport à 2001).
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Glasgow opens its first Prosecco bar

Glasgow opens its first Prosecco bar | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Stefano Giovanazzi is capitalising on the recent craze sweeping Milan with the opening of Glasgow's Prosecco bar Fantinel.

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Brancott Estate teams up with Lonely Planet

Brancott Estate teams up with Lonely Planet | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Pernod Ricard-owned Brancott Estate has teamed up with travel information provider Lonely Planet to launch an on-pack promotion as part of its Curious Journeys initiative.
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2012 Trends In Social Media Marketing: The Importance of Time.

2012 Trends In Social Media Marketing: The Importance of Time. | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Social Media Examiner has released their 2012 Social Media Industry Report with the self-proclaimed intention of identifying the “who, what, where, when, and why” of social media marketing. The data in this report is of particular interest to me because of its focus on how business interacts with social media, and not the consumer.

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The Pros and Cons of Listing Ingredients on a Wine Label

The Pros and Cons of Listing Ingredients on a Wine Label | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

The debate about whether wine, like most food products, should include a list of ingredients on its back label rages on. Last Friday, Eric Pfanner filed a piece for the New York Times about a new law in the European Union that enables producers to label their wine "organic" instead of "wine made from organic grapes," bringing up the debate, yet again, about what organic means when applied to winemaking.


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The Joseph Report: The perils of underestimating China

The Joseph Report: The perils of underestimating China | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

These stories make it much too easy to underestimate the clever approach the Chinese are currently taking to wine. China is just about the only nation on earth with an unashamedly pro-wine government.

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Cartes des vins au restaurant : Richard, une stratégie de conseil aboutie

Cartes des vins au restaurant : Richard, une stratégie de conseil aboutie | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
La société Richard distribue chaque année 30 millions de cols de vin (y compris des Bag in box) dans les cafés, hôtels et restaurants de la région parisienne, pour un chiffre d'affaires de plus de 100 millions d'euros. Pour arriver à ces résultats, elle a déployé une stratégie très aboutie qui va depuis la sélection et même la production de vins (sur 600 hectares en propriété) jusqu'à la fourniture de verres à ses clients, en passant par toute la logistique.
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Vineyard consultants seize the spotlight

Vineyard consultants seize the spotlight | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Napa Valley is seeing a rise in vineyard consultants, who are challenging winemakers when it comes to allocating credit for the region’s top-scoring wines.

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Blue Nun grows sales through consumer loyalty programme

Blue Nun grows sales through consumer loyalty programme | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Blue Nun has grown sales by 4.65% through the use of a shopper loyalty programme rather than resorting to offering discounts.
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Recent Study Shows That Wine Ratings Hurt Consumers | Wine Folly

Recent Study Shows That Wine Ratings Hurt Consumers | Wine Folly | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A recent study by the American Association of Wine Economics shows how Wine Ratings hurt consumers.
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La Chine investit à Gevrey-Chambertin

La Chine investit à Gevrey-Chambertin | Grande Passione | Scoop.it


Un investisseur chinois a racheté le château de Gevrey-Chambertin (Côte-d’Or) et son domaine viticole pour la somme record de 8 millions d’euros, et ce malgré une forte mobilisation des viticulteurs, a annoncé mercredi le président du syndicat des vignerons de Gevrey-Chambertin.


 

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Smartphones revolutionizing wine sales for ‘Millennials’

Smartphones revolutionizing wine sales for ‘Millennials’ | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Mobile is now becoming a key driver to closing the sale at the store shelf. This audience does not take a store salesperson’s recommendation for a particular wine as gospel. Often when store personnel recommend a wine, they will search Google for the wine on their phones to learn more before purchasing.

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Italians feast on traditional 'granny' food

Italians feast on traditional 'granny' food | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
As the financial crisis encourages cash-strapped Italians to embrace cheaper food, the BBC's Tamsin Smith reports from an annual "festival of grandmother's sandwiches" in south Italy about the trend for traditional and simple meals.
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Wine Fraud: In Defense of Auction Houses

Wine Fraud: In Defense of Auction Houses | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine Fraud: In Defense of Auction Houses,An examination of fraud in the fine-wine industry. By Maureen Downey.
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UK wine drinkers more likely to spend over £7 a bottle

UK wine drinkers more likely to spend over £7 a bottle | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
UK wine consumers are more likely than ever before to pay over £7 for a bottle of wine, according to Wine Intelligence.
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South African wines growing at premium price points

South African wines growing at premium price points | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
South African wines are growing at more premium price points - those over £5 have grown 25% in last 12 months while the £7+ market has has grown 34%.
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Waitrose first UK supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wines

Waitrose first UK supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wines | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Waitrose is to become the first supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wine in the UK. 

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La SOPEXA emmène les vins français sur les réseaux sociaux

La SOPEXA emmène les vins français sur les réseaux sociaux | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Pour les aider, la SOPEXA a déployé dans le monde un réseau de correspondants qui effectuent à la fois une veille sur l'ampleur et la nature du phénomène, sur ses évolutions récentes, et qui sont donc à même de conseiller sur les stratégies à adopter et les coûts à engager.
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Cosmetic Surgery for Barrels

Cosmetic Surgery for Barrels | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
“People have had poor experiences in the past with purported barrel-rejuvenation technology,” says Wickham. He thinks previous developers “haven’t applied technology and accuracy to their techniques. That technology now exists.”
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Argentine : la filière débat du développement exponentiel du vin en vrac

Argentine : la filière débat du développement exponentiel du vin en vrac | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Entre 2009 et 2011, les exportations argentines de vins en vrac ont augmenté de 47,2 % en volume et de 161 % en valeur. Les professionnels s'inquiètent du grignotage des expéditions de vins embouteillés par les vins en vrac.

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