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Hundreds of US winery owners 'considering sale', say analysts | decanter.com

Hundreds of US winery owners 'considering sale', say analysts | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Survey results suggest hundreds of winery owners across California, Oregon and Washington are strongly considering selling their properties, say analysts with Silicon Valley Bank.
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The true cost of a bottle of wine

The true cost of a bottle of wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In response to a question posed on our forum, which has thoroughly puzzled some American members, we reproduce below a graphic just produced by the British wine trade association showing what proportion of the retail price is represented by the duty (the red bit) for different price points from
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Italy Rocked By Wine Counterfeiters | Wine News & Features

Italy Rocked By Wine Counterfeiters | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Italy Rocked By Wine Counterfeiters. Brunello, Chianti and Andrea Bocelli targeted by wine fraudsters. Read wine news & features.
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Where to Buy a Vineyard | Wine News & Features | wine-searcher

Where to Buy a Vineyard | Wine News & Features | wine-searcher | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Where to Buy a Vineyard. Worldwide vineyard sales are reportedly on the rise. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher
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How Subtle Is the “Terroir” Effect? Chemistry-Related Signatures of Two “Climats de Bourgogne”

How Subtle Is the “Terroir” Effect? Chemistry-Related Signatures of Two “Climats de Bourgogne” | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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China's addiction to luxury goods

China's addiction to luxury goods | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
ASK any luxury retailer where their most valuable customers are from and most will say China. The post-2008 years have not been the easiest for luxury brands, but...
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Wine Word: Ian Ford of Summergate on the state of the China market : Grape Wall of China

Wine Word: Ian Ford of Summergate on the state of the China market : Grape Wall of China | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Summergate is marking its fifteenth year as a wine importer and distributor in China. I asked founding partner Ian Ford about changes during that time, the current state of the country’s wine scene and what bottles from the portfolio he’d recommend for an absolute beginner to wine.

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Bulk wine grows to 50% of New World exports

Bulk wine grows to 50% of New World exports | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The international wine trade hit a “watershed moment” in 2013, with half of all New World wine sales coming from bulk supplies, according to Rabobank.
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Tracy Cervellone CWE's curator insight, April 17, 12:16 PM

And most of it is pretty good. Thank Heaven.

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Curated subscription service enables wine tasting events at home

Curated subscription service enables wine tasting events at home | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wineist is a new subscription service from Slovenia that is enabling curated wine tasting sessions at home.
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What Makes A Wine Sell, And What Doesn't: Takeaways from VinItaly

What Makes A Wine Sell, And What Doesn't: Takeaways from VinItaly | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What sells a wine is its story. That was the takeaway from a panel held last week at VinItaly International trade fair in Verona.
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China Drops European Wine Dumping Inquiry | Wine News & Features

China Drops European Wine Dumping Inquiry | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
China Drops European Wine Dumping Inquiry. Amicable end to Chinese investigation that threatened European wine imports. Read wine news & features.
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American oak not inferior to French

American oak not inferior to French | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

“The Building Blocks of Rioja”, a tasting was conducted by Beronia’s head winemaker Matías Calleja to highlight the effect of two different sources of wood on the same wine.

One sample contained a Rioja Reserva from the 2011 vintage which had spent 10 months in 100% American oak, while another was exactly the same except it had been aged for an identical period in 100% French oak.

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Hungary abolishes three and four Puttonyos Tokaji grades | decanter.com

Hungary abolishes three and four Puttonyos Tokaji grades | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Hungary's Tokaji trade council has abolished the two lower grades of the country's most famous wine, leaving some merchants concerned about the effect on consumers.
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Gross Margins: Breaking Down the Price of a Bottle of Wine

Gross Margins: Breaking Down the Price of a Bottle of Wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Gross Margins: Breaking Down the Price of a Bottle of Wine. Best Bordeaux or bargain basement? Tyler Colman explains how wine prices are worked out.
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The VinePair Wine Web Power Index - 1st Half 2014

The VinePair Wine Web Power Index - 1st Half 2014 | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The VinePair Wine Web Power Index measures the influence of the top wine related websites in the US. View the June 2014 Mid-Year Updated edition now!
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Wine Industry Slow to React to Fraudsters | Wine News & Features

Wine Industry Slow to React to Fraudsters | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine Industry Slow to React to Fraudsters. Wine producers need to collaborate to beat fakes. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher
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500 U.S. Wineries May Be Sold Within Five Years | Wine News & Features

500 U.S. Wineries May Be Sold Within Five Years | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
500 U.S. Wineries May Be Sold Within Five Years. Bank report says winery owners want to cash in on their major asset. Read wine news & features.
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Italie: 30 000 bouteilles contrefaites de grands vins retirées du marché | Actualités

Italie: 30 000 bouteilles contrefaites de grands vins retirées du marché | Actualités | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Plus de 30 000 bouteilles de grands crus italiens dont du Brunello contrefaits ont été saisies et six personnes ont été arrêtées dans le cadre d'une enquête sur une...
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China becomes world's second biggest consumer of high-priced wine

China becomes world's second biggest consumer of high-priced wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Country also the biggest consumer of red wine, and industry sees sales continuing to grow
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An Overview of China’s Retail Industry - China Briefing News

An Overview of China’s Retail Industry - China Briefing News | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In this article, we highlight the key consumer trends that will shape China's rapidly expanding retail market.
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Le Top 5 des bars à vins parisiens du moment - France

Le Top 5 des bars à vins parisiens du moment - France | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Corsé, fruité, sec… A l’heure où la presse internationale s’interroge sur le déclin supposé de la France, il est bien un pilier que personne ne remet en cause : le vin français....
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Fine wine goes casual with single-serve pouches

Fine wine goes casual with single-serve pouches | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Two US companies — Nuvino and Spotwine — are now repackaging premium wine in convenient juice-style pouches to make it more accessible for busy consumers.
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"These companies hope to attract both experienced and novice wine drinkers by taking some of the inconvenience and snobbery out of drinking wine without sacrificing quality. "

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Education is critical for Italian wines to compete in Hong Kong

Education is critical for Italian wines to compete in Hong Kong | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A panel of wine educators from Hong Kong have urged Italian producers to invest in education modules specific to Italy to boost the country’s paltry share of the wine market.
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The French Wine Industry - Just Like Dallas | Wine News & Features

The French Wine Industry - Just Like Dallas | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The French Wine Industry - Just Like Dallas. The seemingly idyllic vineyards surrounding Saint-Émilion are depicted as the setting for a sordid soap opera.
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5 Tips for Quality Content Creation That Won't Bust Your Budget

5 Tips for Quality Content Creation That Won't Bust Your Budget | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
If your business is serious about attracting a larger audience and achieving higher rankings on search engines, producing cute or salesy content won't cut it. You need to focus on raising the quali...
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