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Summergate announces deals with Ricasoli and clutch of major Italian producers | Daily wine news - the latest breaking wine news from around the world | News | decanter.com

Summergate announces deals with Ricasoli and clutch of major Italian producers | Daily wine news - the latest breaking wine news from around the world | News | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Summergate Fine Wines has announced a 'major expansion' of its range from Italy, amid China's growing taste for top Italian wine.
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McWilliams to launch Weight Watchers endorsed wine range in the UK

McWilliams to launch Weight Watchers endorsed wine range in the UK | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Australian producer McWilliams is the first winery to sign an endorsement deal with Weight Watchers, the international diet programme, aimed at bringing lower alcohol wines to a new wider audience.
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Les Québécois ont le béguin pour le vin...

Les Québécois ont le béguin pour le vin... | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
La consommation annuelle de vin par habitant de 15 ans et plus est passée de 16,9 litres à 22,6 litres en 10 ans au Québec, l'équivalent de sept bouteilles et demie...
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Chine : des solutions à la contrefaçon des vins

Chine : des solutions à la contrefaçon des vins | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Lors du récent démantèlement d’un vaste réseau de contrefaçons, la police de Shanghai aurait saisi 4 000 bouteilles de faux Château Lafite Rothschild et 700 flacons de Château Margaux falsifiés.
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Top 10 Wine festivals Around The World!

Top 10 Wine festivals Around The World! | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

A look at 10 of the best, and quirkiest, wine festivals and celebrations around the world.

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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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Fake restaurant reviews can lead to 'bankruptcy', says Got Juice

Fake restaurant reviews can lead to 'bankruptcy', says Got Juice | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Online reputation management company, Got Juice has revealed one in 10 consumer reviews from sites such as Qype, Yelp and Trip Advisor are fake, causing restaurants to lose out on new sales or worse.
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Closures: Part 1 ­– the world’s most high profile experiment?

Closures: Part 1 ­– the world’s most high profile experiment? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

In February this year, Paul Pontallier showed the results of a range of experiments at the Bordeaux property to the press for the first time in London. Among his trials, which concerned a range of winemaking and viticultural techniques, were a set of three reds from the 2003 vintage, and three white wines from the 2004 harvest, sealed under different closures – one natural cork and two screwcaps with different linings (Saratin and Saranex, the latter being more oxygen-permeable).

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Entre-deux-Mers : le château Bel Air repris par un industriel chinois

Entre-deux-Mers : le château Bel Air repris par un industriel chinois | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Vitisphere Portail internet d'information - Entre-deux-Mers : le château Bel Air repris par un industriel chinois...
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Another Chinese investment in Australian wine

Another Chinese investment in Australian wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A Chinese businessman has invested $5 million in a South Australian winery - the latest in a series of investments by Chinese companies.
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Top 10 totally pointless wine accessories

Top 10 totally pointless wine accessories | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Via Frank Haddad
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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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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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