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Are You Drinking Too Much? The Myth Of Moderation

Are You Drinking Too Much? The Myth Of Moderation | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The United States has some of the most stringent alcohol guidelines in the world; are you exceeding the drinks per week limit and why does it matter?
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Le viticulteur bio qui refuse de traiter ses vignes devant le tribunal

Le viticulteur bio qui refuse de traiter ses vignes devant le tribunal | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Emmanuel Giboulot a refusé de traiter ses ceps contre une grave maladie, la flavescence dorée. L'affaire divise militants écologistes et profession viticole.
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Cabernet Taste Test Identifies Ideal Alcohol Level | Wine News & Features

Cabernet Taste Test Identifies Ideal Alcohol Level | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Cabernet Taste Test Identifies Ideal Alcohol Level. Cabernet Sauvignon study finds consumers prefer intermediate- to later-picked fruit.
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Burgundy's Spiraling Prices: Fact and Fiction | Wine News & Features

Burgundy's Spiraling Prices: Fact and Fiction | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Burgundy's Spiraling Prices: Fact and Fiction. Burgundy vintners pray to St. Vincent for a bigger crop while consumers cross their palms with silver.
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Getting Your Wine Into Shanghai: Insights - Beverage Trade Network

Getting Your Wine Into Shanghai: Insights - Beverage Trade Network | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Detailed process on Getting Your Wine Into Shanghai
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The call of the wild

The call of the wild | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
But now this desire for ever more obscure ferments seems to have taken hold across the Atlantic. Experienced restaurant-going friends just back from southern California reported recently that they didn't recognise anything on the wine lists of the smartest establishments there. Encouraged by the breadth of wines espoused by writers such as Eric Asimov of The New York Times, America's increasingly powerful sommeliers really do seem to be going further and further off piste when making their selections. Diners may search for classic bordeaux or full-blooded California Chardonnay in vain (on both sides of the Atlantic). They are more likely to be presented with offerings from the furthest byways of Europe or perhaps one from the latest convert to 'natural wine' operating out of an alpine cowshed. I exaggerate but you get the picture.
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7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators

7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before. In fact, t’s considered the most influential museum of modern art in the world. With that in mind, meet Klaus Biesenbach. Klaus holds the title “Chief Curator at Large” at MoMA. If you’ve visited the MoMA and walked away impressed (like I have), Klaus has a lot to do with that.

As content curators, we should all aspire to be like Klaus. After all, wouldn’t it be great if our content collections drew as much interest, respect and admiration as the collections at MoMA? In order to achieve this feat, we need to become highly effective content curators. In other words, we need to curate Internet content as we would fine art.

Let’s consider seven habits of content creation that would make Klaus Biesenbach proud. Continue reading →
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Bitter Cold This Winter Brings Ideal Ice Wine Season

Bitter Cold This Winter Brings Ideal Ice Wine Season | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Ice wines are a persnickety type of wine, often sweet and made from frozen grapes.
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Les françaises et le vin

Les françaises et le vin | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Habitudes de consommation, critères d’achat et vins préférés… cette infographie réalisée par la start-up Cassin, reprend neuf chiffres clés sur le rapport des femmes au vin. Découvrir le site www.cassin.fr
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Cheers to Chile: ‘New Chile’ wines are changing the perception of the country’s vino | VailDaily.com

Cheers to Chile: ‘New Chile’ wines are changing the perception of the country’s vino | VailDaily.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
While many imported wine varietals are known for price inflation, Chilean wines have generally been labeled “cheap” in recent decades — especially compared to most foreign pours. It’s a
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Bog Standard bag-in-box! Greek wine spoils more quickly than in glass

Bog Standard bag-in-box! Greek wine spoils more quickly than in glass | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Greek scientists say that a Cretan white wine packaged in bag-in-box pouches loses its flavour and aroma far faster than in screw-top glass bottles.
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Bringing the Wine Producer Home: WineTastings in Consumers’ Houses – a New Trend - PALATE PRESS

Bringing the Wine Producer Home: WineTastings in Consumers’ Houses – a New Trend - PALATE PRESS | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
“Come and taste wines in my home” - the rise of a new trend
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i have been advocating "wine tupperware" parties for years, glad that it is finally coming up!

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America vs. Europe: The Organic Divide | Wine News & Features

America vs. Europe: The Organic Divide | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
America vs. Europe: The Organic Divide. W. Blake Gray explores the debate over organic wine between the U.S. and the European Union.
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Winemaker Likens Pesticide Use to Cancer Treatment | Wine News & Features

Winemaker Likens Pesticide Use to Cancer Treatment | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Winemaker Likens Pesticide Use to Cancer Treatment. A winemaker who disobeyed an order to spray his vines remains defiant. Read wine news & features.
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"Prosecco Revolution" Marches On | Wine News & Features

"Prosecco Revolution" Marches On | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
"Prosecco Revolution" Marches On. Prosecco's booming fortunes mean the region is laying siege to the hallowed halls of Champagne.
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The Interview: Life is a Cabaret For Jean-Charles Boisset

The Interview: Life is a Cabaret For Jean-Charles Boisset | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Interview: Life is a Cabaret For Jean-Charles Boisset. From French Rabbit Tetrapaks to grands crus Burgundy, the Boisset empire marches on, with a self-confessed dreamer at the helm.
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Who Buys Wine Over $20? | Wine News & Features | wine-searcher

Who Buys Wine Over $20? | Wine News & Features | wine-searcher | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Who Buys Wine Over $20?. And what are they drinking? Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher

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Tracy Cervellone CWE's curator insight, February 10, 2014 12:31 PM

Very Telling that 88 percent of High end buyers by 20-30$ wines. 

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Novelty at the expense of quality? — jamie goode's wine blog

Novelty at the expense of quality? — jamie goode's wine blog | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

One of the great things about the new-wave obscurist wines is that normal people who enjoy wine can afford them when they are eating out. With restaurant mark-ups, and the recent rapid price rises for the established fine wines, the classics are affordable only to the wealthy. If you are shopping in the £30-£50 bracket on a wine list, decent Bordeaux and Burgundy is pretty much out of the question. That’s a shame, but there are just so many great wines out there that are interesting and food friendly, if you are prepared to leave familiar ground and explore more adventurous wine lists.

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Packaging lets consumers message the farmers that made their food

Packaging lets consumers message the farmers that made their food | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Cisse Trading Co. includes QR codes on its baked goods and hot drinks that enable customers to send a message to the farmers that harvested the ingredients.
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All-female wine award targets girls of the grape

All-female wine award targets girls of the grape | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Before the tasting commenced at the inaugural Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards in Tokyo, the judges were reminded to remove their lipstick. The competition, organized by the Wine and Spirits ...
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Millennials, sparklers drive up Italian wine sales in U.S.

Millennials, sparklers drive up Italian wine sales in U.S. | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans are drinking more Italian wines than Italians themselves, owing to the popularity of sparkling wines from the southern European country and millennials.Italian varieties
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Canard-Duchêne launch ‘smooth’ pink Champagne in ski resorts

Canard-Duchêne launch ‘smooth’ pink Champagne in ski resorts | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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Drayton's Winery set to make huge savings after switching to solar power

Drayton's Winery set to make huge savings after switching to solar power | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Drayton’s Family Wines at Pokolbin recently installed one of the Hunter’s largest solar power systems – a project expected to save the family-operated winery up to $83,000 a year in energy costs.
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Decanter partners with Amazon China to promote award-winning wineries | decanter.com

Decanter partners with Amazon China to promote award-winning wineries | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Decanter has partnered with Amazon China for the online retailer to offer price promotions on nearly 50 wines from medal-winning producers at last year's Decanter Asia Wine Awards.
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