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Changyu aggressive in foreign #wine brand acquisitions

Changyu aggressive in foreign #wine brand acquisitions | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In line with overseas investment craze among Chinese enterprises, Changyu, China's leading wine brand, is actively seeking overseas acquisitions after establishing an investment company with €10 ...

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Famille Hugel in Alsace launches first Lieu-dit Riesling Cuvee

Famille Hugel in Alsace launches first Lieu-dit Riesling Cuvee | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Etienne Hugel is to announce the release of a new Riesling that is named after a specific grand cru vineyard site - marking a first for his eponymous Alsace domaine.
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What's the Big Deal About Stems? | Wine News & Features

What's the Big Deal About Stems? | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What's the Big Deal About Stems?. Why would anyone want to put grape stems in their wine? Richard Hemming investigates. Read wine news & features.
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21-Carat Gold Label Fuels Angelus Price Rise | Wine News & Features

21-Carat Gold Label Fuels Angelus Price Rise | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
21-Carat Gold Label Fuels Angelus Price Rise. Fancy packaging is increasing the price of some high-end Bordeaux wines. Read wine news & features.
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Single serve wines flying at supermarkets

Single serve wines flying at supermarkets | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Sales of single serve bottles of wine are soaring at UK supermarkets due to a consumer desire to control their weekly unit intake and avoid wastage.
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Bordeaux 2014: Merchants nervous over prices ahead of en primeur campaign

Bordeaux 2014: Merchants nervous over prices ahead of en primeur campaign | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Chateau owners have shown little desire to drop prices for the Bordeaux 2014 en primeur campaign, testing the nerves of merchants who will need to decide which wines to recommend to consumers.
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Turning Wine Into Water and Creating Fear Out of Nothing...The Case of Arsenic in Wine Based on Faulty Science...

Kevin Hicks has pulled off a kind of miracle—he has turned wine into water. More precisely, he has fueled a class-action lawsuit arguing that wine should be judged by safety standards for water.

Hicks is co-founder of a Denver laboratory that analyzes the chemical compositions of wines. For a fee, retailers, distributors and others in the wine business can access BeverageGrades’ nutritional information on the wines—calories, sugars, carbohydrates and more—as well as any compounds like sulfites or even arsenic. The company gives grades on how “healthy” a wine is, though it fails to define healthy.

 

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What's the Return on Winery Social Media?

What's the Return on Winery Social Media? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
No one in the wine industry, or any consumer industry, is going to try and argue a brand doesn’t need a presence on social media.

But the value of a winery’s tweets, likes or Instagram followers, and what type of return that activity brings to a winery is still somewhat elusive, at least to the objective eye of an economist who studies the wine industry.
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California drought: Why mandatory cuts didn’t hit farms

California drought: Why mandatory cuts didn’t hit farms | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO — As Californians prepare for unprecedented mandatory water reductions of 25 percent beginning next month, state officials find themselves defending a decision to exclude the biggest water user in the state in the required cutbacks — agriculture. Critics have charged that Gov. Jerry Brown’s order unfairly exempts agriculture from mandatory water savings, despite the industry’s consumption of 80 percent of the state’s water supply that is available for people, businesses and irrigatio
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Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog: Celebrating a Recent Burst of Progress on Direct Shipping

Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog: Celebrating a Recent Burst of Progress on Direct Shipping | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
It seems like progress in direct shipping goes in waves. There's a small flurry of movement, in states widely separated in geography and culture, and then a period when nothing much happens. Then, for whatever reason, progress starts back up....
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Marching to the battlefield

Marching to the battlefield | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
As the search for sparkling perfection continues, the focus of Champagne makers is turning increasingly away from the cellar and out to the vineyards, as Patrick Schmitt discovers.
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Bordeaux 2014: What if prices go up?

Bordeaux 2014: What if prices go up? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The trade is ready, initial reactions are positive, some scores are trickling in, the euro is declining, the US might be interested, what happens if prices go up this en primeur?
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2014 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends

2014 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Grande Passione's insight:

66% of under 40 years old wine drinkers in the USA are eager to experiement by mixing wine w/ fruit juice...

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#Prosecco is now #Britain 's favourite fizz

#Prosecco is now #Britain 's favourite fizz | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The research shows shoppers still want to treat themselves despite cutbacks, experts said. The average bottle of prosecco costs just £6.49, compared with £16.23 for champagne.

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Who Will Be Drinking The Most Wine in 2018? | Wine News & Features

Who Will Be Drinking The Most Wine in 2018? | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Who Will Be Drinking The Most Wine in 2018?. The US is set to cement its position as the world's largest wine consumer. Read wine news & features.
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Follow Time Out Paris's guide to the city's top spots for wining and dining alfresco style

Follow Time Out Paris's guide to the city's top spots for wining and dining alfresco style | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Follow Time Out Paris's guide to the city's best café terraces for alfresco wining and dining. Find addresses, opening times and recommendations, and put your suncream on: it's summer in Paris. This and much more with Time Out Paris
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Top 10 wine brands 2015

Top 10 wine brands 2015 | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
discover last year’s 10 biggest selling bottled wine brands* and the latest developments that are helping them to stay on top.
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Intervista ad Elisabetta Foradori

Intervista ad Elisabetta Foradori | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Elisabetta Foradori ci racconta la storia e le origini del suo vino biodinamico specchio delle Dolomiti.
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Hong Kong wine dealers raise a toast to falling euro and mainland China market recovery

Hong Kong wine dealers raise a toast to falling euro and mainland China market recovery | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Hong Kong’s wine trade is on the rebound, as businesses toast the falling euro and recovery of the mainland Chinese market....
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Box Wines – Better Than You Think | Wine News & Features

Box Wines – Better Than You Think | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Box Wines - Better Than You Think. W. Blake Gray throws caution to the wind and taste-tests more than 20 wines that came out of a box.
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Beringer's Consumer Sampling Taste Station Program

This month Beringer unveils an industry-leading innovation that allows consumers to preview wine in stores without even taking a sip. Launching now as a test in Kroger stores in twenty states, shoppers in wine aisles will be able to sample three varietals of Beringer commercial wines through a taste station experience that allows them to try a new wine or varietal in a matter of seconds. The Beringer taste station, mounted on the wine shelf for easy use, dispenses
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Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog: Is Facebook Even Worth It Anymore?

Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog: Is Facebook Even Worth It Anymore? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In late 2013, I wrote a blog piece titled What Facebook's News Feed Changes Mean for the Wine Community. In it, I shared Facebook's warning to the owners of their pages that they were going to be reducing posts' organic...
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Australian terroir based on light, not soil

Australian terroir based on light, not soil | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Gippsland-based Downie, who also heads up the high profile Thousand Candles project in Yarra Valley, called on Australian winemakers to move away from what he feels is a very French-led perspective on terroir.
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In the Bag: US Thirsty for Box Wine | Wine News & Features

In the Bag: US Thirsty for Box Wine | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
It's 50 years since the first box wine was created by Australian producer Angove and, while some wine drinkers may scoff at them, box wine brands are making millions; the category now represents almost one in five liters of wine sold in the US.
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