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Prosecco prices set to rise due to lack of availability at entry point - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing

Prosecco prices set to rise due to lack of availability at entry point - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The days of cheap Prosecco could be numbered as the base price has risen by around a quarter in the past year,...
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Nets to protect from hail, how do they affect the wine? | BKWine Magazine |

Nets to protect from hail, how do they affect the wine? | BKWine Magazine | | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
We hope that hail nets reduce the damage to grapes and vines if it hails, but how do the nets affect the ripening of the grapes, the development of the vines and the finished wine? Soon they will know in Burgundy. Hail nets are being tested here during a three-year period to see what happens …
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Economic Impact of Cold-Climate Grapes Hits $401 Million

 
Source: Vineyards and Wineries in Minnesota: A Status and economic Contribution Report by Brigid Tuck and William Gartner

St. Paul, Minn.—Cold-climate grapegrowing is based primarily on four varietals—Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, La Crescent and Marquette—that are products of the grape-breeding program at the University of Minnesota. The first of the four, Frontenac, was released in 1996, and the last, Marquette, was introduced 10 years later, in 2006. Because these grapes can grow in places where winter temperatures regularly drop below -20°F, a new farm winery industry developed in northern states where growers cannot reliably grow vinifera or even French hybrid grapes. A new study, based on data from 2011, shows that the economic impact of the cold-climate wine industry on the United States economy has reached $401 million.
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Champagne’s forgotten varieties could thrive as temperatures rise | LE PAN

Champagne’s forgotten varieties could thrive as temperatures rise | LE PAN | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Champagne is dominated by three varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, but four historic varieties are holding out, and could have a bright future if the region’s climate becomes warmer.
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Pinot Grigio shortage could see consumers opt for other white wines

Pinot Grigio shortage could see consumers opt for other white wines | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Pinot Grigio is in short supply on the bulk market around the globe, which is starting to push up prices.
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Jancis Robinson MW Book Launch

Jancis Robinson MW Book Launch | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Wine enthusiasts will certainly be taking their appreciation to a new level with the publication of the book called Wine Grapes from Jancis Robinson MW, Julia Harding MW and José Vouillamoz.

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