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"Old China" Vs. "New China" - The Importance of Understanding Change in the Middle Kingdom - China Briefing News

"Old China" Vs. "New China" - The Importance of Understanding Change in the Middle Kingdom - China Briefing News | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Daniel R. Joseph discusses how China is changing, the difference between "Old China" and "New China", and how foreign companies can succeed in the country.
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Increasing tax on alcohol key to reducing consumption, says study

Increasing tax on alcohol key to reducing consumption, says study | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Increasing the cost of the cheapest alcohol could reduce consumption by nearly 12 standard drinks a week for low-income wine consumers, a new study says.
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Whatever Happened to Argentina's Wine Boom?

Whatever Happened to Argentina's Wine Boom? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Whatever happened to Argentina's wine boom (and can that country's wine industry recover the momentum it has lost)? Argentina is an important player in world wine. Recent OIV statistics (click here to download the pdf) tell us that Argentina is the fifth largest wine producer in the world (behind the USA and ahead of Australia) and…
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Highlights of American Wine Consumer Survey

Highlights of American Wine Consumer Survey | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The US is the world’s largest wine market, achieving $37.6 billion in wine sales in 2014. But what wine styles does the American consumer prefer; where do they like to buy wine, and why do they drink it? These are just a few of the questions explored in the annual American Wine Consumer Preference Survey launched…
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Wine Student: essential reading material on the USA market...

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Buenos Aires: Wine bars and restaurants - Decanter

Buenos Aires: Wine bars and restaurants - Decanter | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
From old favourites to the latest openings, Alejandro Iglesias names the best venues to wine and dine in Buenos Aires...
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The consumer sector in 2030: Trends and questions to consider | McKinsey & Company

The consumer sector in 2030: Trends and questions to consider | McKinsey & Company | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In light of dramatic changes in the consumer landscape, how can retail and packaged-goods executives prepare for the future?
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Inisghts: Is UK bottling the way forward for bulk wine?

Inisghts: Is UK bottling the way forward for bulk wine? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
As more and more top-selling wine brands in the UK move their bottling over here, Angela Mount looks at the benefits: does it make more sense to ship in bulk?
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China's luxury market 2016 Outlook - CPP-LUXURY

China's luxury market 2016 Outlook - CPP-LUXURY | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
India's luxury market to surpass $18,3 billion by 2016
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Why a Virginia winery has started making California wines

Why a Virginia winery has started making California wines | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Without enough high-quality grapes to expand locally, Paradise Springs decides to go bicoastal.
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Oregon Pinot Noir Delivers an Element of Surprise

Oregon Pinot Noir Delivers an Element of Surprise | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Early rains in 2013 forced small yields, with lean and earthy flavors that are full of tension.
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Thirst developing for Argentine whites

Thirst developing for Argentine whites | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
While dwarfed by the country’s red wine production, a thirst is developing for whites made in Argentina, with both domestic consumption and exports on the rise.
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Acker Merrall & Condit Wine Sales Rise to More Than $69 Million

Acker Merrall & Condit Wine Sales Rise to More Than $69 Million | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Acker Merrall & Condit Cos. boosted its worldwide wine auction sales by 12 percent last year, with volume split between the U.S. and Asia.
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Gold List 2016: The Most Tranquil Spas in the World

Gold List 2016: The Most Tranquil Spas in the World | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Vacations are all about relaxing, right? There's nowhere finer for doing that than these world-class hotel and resort spas, which offer everything from soaks in hydrating gold water to a stretch out on a sand quartz bed.
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Shaking up disease

Shaking up disease | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A potentially revolutionary disease prevention strategy could save grape growers thousands.
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Chile’s potential ‘threatened by mass production’

Chile’s potential ‘threatened by mass production’ | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Chile’s hold on the British wine industry could slip because of the country’s focus on bulk wine production and increasingly hostile price wars, a leading producer has said.
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Climate extremes threaten Australia's wine industry

Climate extremes threaten Australia's wine industry | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Winemakers in Australia's oldest growing region fear a ruined harvest after heavy rainfall, while vineyards in the country's west are under threat from bushfires, undermining efforts to recover from a near decade-long run of lower exports. Just weeks out
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Drinking limits around the world - graphic - Decanter

Drinking limits around the world - graphic - Decanter | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
How do the UK's new alcohol guidelines compare to drinking limits in other countries around the world?
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Foodie trends give hoteliers food for thought

Foodie trends give hoteliers food for thought | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Hoteliers can expect more profits from F&B as they turn more toward operating restaurants separately from their rooms division, according to a group of global consultants.
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Hotels have a unique opportunity to offer the total experience.  A sure way to counter the trend of booking via Airbnb is to offer what guests can not get through this type of accommodation: superlative food & wine.

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2016 Consumer Goods Sales Forecast:Quality, Health, and Convenience Drive Growth into The New Year

2016 Consumer Goods Sales Forecast:Quality, Health, and Convenience Drive Growth into The New Year | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Premiumization in personal care categories as 2015 value sales (7%) outgrow volume (1%), similar trend expected into 2016.Convenience stores will continue to win consumers in the 2016 CPG market
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Formula 1 ends Mumm partnership

Formula 1 ends Mumm partnership | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Formula 1 has ended its 15-year partnership with Champagne sponsor Mumm, reportedly after a multi-million euro offer was rejected by the sport’s management.
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India's luxury market to surpass $18,3 billion by 2016 - CPP-LUXURY

India's luxury market to surpass $18,3 billion by 2016 - CPP-LUXURY | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
An Assocham study stated that with the increasing brand awareness and growing purchasing power of the upper class in second and third tier cities, the Indian luxury market is expected to surpass US$18.3 billion by the end 2016 from the current $14.7 billion growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 25%. Sectors such as five star hotels and fine-dining, electronic gadgets, luxury personal care, and jewelry performed well in the year of 2015 and are expected to grow by 30-35% over the next three years. Big ticket [...]
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They're Thirsty for Deals, But Millennials Won't Sacrifice Taste or Quality in Their Alcoholic Beverages

They're Thirsty for Deals, But Millennials Won't Sacrifice Taste or Quality in Their Alcoholic Beverages | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Not only are Millennials 77 million strong, they will account for almost 30% of total consumer product dollars spent by 2020. So what does that mean for the alcoholic beverage market? In a word, opportunity.
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How Tiffany found its Twitter voice - Digiday

How Tiffany found its Twitter voice - Digiday | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Tiffany & Co. has become a top luxury brand on Twitter by combining the right content with smart timing.
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Corking climate change: sustainable practices bear fruit in champagne production

Corking climate change: sustainable practices bear fruit in champagne production | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
For some vineyards in France, employing green practices in their winemaking is as important as protecting the use of the term ‘champagne’
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Amazon Invades India

Amazon Invades India | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next “trillion-dollar market.” The inside story of Amazon invading India.
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let's not forget india...

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