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South Africa's Rapidly Changing Wine Scene | Wine News & Features

South Africa's Rapidly Changing Wine Scene | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
South Africa's Rapidly Changing Wine Scene,Andrew Beatty meets South Africa's new generation of winemakers.
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Will China ever be a wine superpower?

Will China ever be a wine superpower? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Chinese wine has long had a poor reputation even in its own country, but there are signs that this may be slowly changing.
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New report slams 12 US states for restricting access to wines | decanter.com

New report slams 12 US states for restricting access to wines | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine drinkers across America are being hampered by outdated state wine laws, which vary in severity depending on where a person lives, new research claims.
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Why are sales of non-alcoholic beer booming?

Why are sales of non-alcoholic beer booming? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
ACROSS most of the world the consumption of alcohol is falling. In some places the trend is most marked among the young: in Britain, ten years ago 70% of 16- to...
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Wine trade within Canada still being blocked - British Columbia - CBC News

Wine trade within Canada still being blocked - British Columbia - CBC News | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Small Canadian wine producers say provincial barriers are still making it difficult for consumers to order from outside their home province, one year after the federal government eased its own restrictions.

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Interprovincial trade in wine should be free

Interprovincial trade in wine should be free | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
is a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute. He has a Ph.D in political science.

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Jefford on Monday: Wine and the Information Tsunami | decanter.com

Jefford on Monday: Wine and the Information Tsunami | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Many of my waking hours over the last month have been devoted to judging the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards.
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Major Study Endorses French Paradox | Wine News & Features

Major Study Endorses French Paradox | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Major Study Endorses French Paradox,
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Ability to Detect Aromas is Inherited | Wine News & Features

Ability to Detect Aromas is Inherited | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Ability to Detect Aromas is Inherited,
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Accord de libre échange : la Chine réduit les droits de douanes pour les vins suisses

Accord de libre échange : la Chine réduit les droits de douanes pour les vins suisses | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Si les relations commerciales entre la République Populaire Chine et l'Union Européenne se tendent autour de la question des panneaux solaires (crispation dont les vins et opérateurs patissent en ce début d'été), celles entre la Suisse et la Chine semblent être au beau fixe. Les deux pays viennent en effet de signer « le premier accord de libre-échange entre la Chine et un pays du continent européen », comme s'en félicite le ministère du commerce chinois*.
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Effet millésime : le climat, premier composant du terroir vitivinicole

Effet millésime : le climat, premier composant du terroir vitivinicole | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Les travaux de Maud Isabeau Furet etMaxime Christen (Chambre d'Agriculture de Gironde) se sont penchés sur le poids des composantes du terroir sur le potentiel oenologique sur 13 parcelles de merlot (AOC Bordeaux, Graves, Saint-Emilion...).
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Landmark Canadian Icewine legislation comes into force | decanter.com

Landmark Canadian Icewine legislation comes into force | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
New Icewine protocols released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency aim to stamp out fraud prevalent in Canada’s most recognised wine brand.
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French AOC system marred by 'commerce and politics', say analysts | decanter.com

French AOC system marred by 'commerce and politics', say analysts | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The future direction of the appellation controllée (AOC) system in France, which dates back in its current form to the 1930s, is the subject of increasingly fierce debate, with many producers both inside and outside the system calling for its...
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Hail-Damaged Vouvray Producers Get Some Relief | Wine News & Features

Hail-Damaged Vouvray Producers Get Some Relief | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Hail-Damaged Vouvray Producers Get Some Relief,
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Invest in wine without drinking the profits

Invest in wine without drinking the profits | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Nearly everyone who’s enjoyed a good glass of wine -- or visited a vineyard -- has fantasized about going into the wine business. But as promising as that sounds, the glass may only be half full, so to speak.

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Cracking the Case On Counterfeit Wines | Wine News & Features

Cracking the Case On Counterfeit Wines | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Cracking the Case On Counterfeit Wines,
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China austerity affecting corporate alcohol spending, says study | decanter.com

China austerity affecting corporate alcohol spending, says study | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Chinese companies are cutting their spending on alcohol in response to a govenment initiative, but fine wine has not yet been seriously affected, says a new study.
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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: How Color Affects the Perception of Quality in Wine - PALATE PRESS

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: How Color Affects the Perception of Quality in Wine - PALATE PRESS | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Is a top notch wine the product of countless hours of carefully coaxing out delicate flavors through years of toil from vines to wine, or does it depend on how the person tasting that wine subconsciously reacts to the visual, tactile, or sound...

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Forecasting Wine's Future: America is now wine's biggest market, and younger drinkers are starting to shape it | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Forecasting Wine's Future: America is now wine's biggest market, and younger drinkers are starting to shape it | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine is not tea—there are no leaves at the bottom of a glass that can predict the future.

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sophiedesc's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:27 PM

"Americans consumed 324 million cases of wine in 2012, with 100 million wine drinkers. That's a 7.7 percent increase over five years ago. 

>> With consumers increasingly willing to try new things, the wine industry must continue to adapt with them. "

 

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> "The large Millennial generation (ages 21 to 34) will shape wine's future.

 

> Dry rosé has shifted from a minor player to frequent year-round quaff, with premium rosés in the over-$12 category up 33.6 percent off-premise over last year. 

 

> Phenomenal growth of sparkling wine: 15.5 million cases a year, +14% from 2007 to 2012. "Sparkling is a market for tomorrow", with 

 

> The young generation is buying more imported wine. 25- to 34-year-olds represented 24% of imported table wine drinkers in 2011, with sales growing for Italy, Chile, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, and Argentina. 


> "In all countries, WOMEN will play a big role". Women are half of America's core wine drinkers, those who drink wine at least once a week."

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Georgian wines: older and wiser - FT.com

Georgian wines: older and wiser - FT.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
You could call it a great unlearning. Sixty years of technical mastery over raw materials have led, in the view of some wine producers, to a loss of the innate differences with which wine was once synonymous.
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Italian & Spanish Sparklers Fizzing in U.S. Market

Italian & Spanish Sparklers Fizzing in U.S. Market | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Italian & Spanish Sparklers Fizzing in U.S. Market,
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In Austria, beer bottle labels stop drink driving through free rides home

In Austria, beer bottle labels stop drink driving through free rides home | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Design firm Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann has replaced the traditional label on bottles of Stiegl beer with a free public transportation ticket in an effort to curb drink driving.
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Vins de Porto : les règles de production assouplies

Vins de Porto : les règles de production assouplies | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Le gouvernement portugais vient de changer la réglementation de production des Appellations d'Origine « Porto » et « Douro Moscatel ». Ce changement permettra aux producteurs de réaliser leurs mutages à l’eau de vie issue du raisin, et non plus obligatoirement avec de l’eau de vie de vin.
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How to buy wine in America

How to buy wine in America | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Here in the United States, we've just finished celebrating our independence as a nation, and students of history will know that the battles fought and won for this cause, while clearly ideological, were largely motivated by commercial interests.
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Making wine in Thailand 'good preparation for climate change' | decanter.com

Making wine in Thailand 'good preparation for climate change' | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Kathrin Puff, winemaker at the award-winning Siam Winery in Thailand, reckons the unique climate she works in is excellent preparation for climate change.
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