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L’oenotourisme en France, les chiffres clés

L’oenotourisme en France, les chiffres clés | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Atout France publie une infographie reprenant les principaux chiffres clés de l’oenotourisme en France. Après les français, 1ers adeptes des séjours dans nos vignobles, ce sont les britanniques et les belges qui font régulièrement le choix de cette destination afin de découvrir les vins et le vignoble français.
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Italy wins top spot in TripAdvisor Wine Destinations Awards

Italy wins top spot in TripAdvisor Wine Destinations Awards | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Online travel website TripAdvisor has announced the European winners of its 2012 Travellers' Choice Wine Destinations Awards.
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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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