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Is everything we know about wine wrong? - Telegraph

Is everything we know about wine wrong? - Telegraph | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Every year, judges give out medals to the world’s best wines. But an undercover investigator is questioning their taste buds and asking if ‘connoisseurs’ even exist
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I tend to agree that judges are fairly unreliable and that we are all influenced by factors such as the label, colour, etc. However, the article misses the fact that 'panels', or teams, of judges are used to try and normalise the scores to some degree. 

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Battle of the bubbles

Battle of the bubbles | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

As Champagne loses its fizz, people are turning to other sparkling wines.

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Finally people are wising up to some of the great value alternatives to Champagne.

 

Don't get me wrong, I love a good Champagne, but unfortunately there are lots of rather boring ones sitting on supermarket and bottle store shelves. They're not cheap, but they are a bit dull.

 

If I'm looking for a fun bit of refreshment to get the evening started, then I love a glass of Prosecco. I've quite got into some of the Aussie bubbles, particularly Tasmanian ones. However, I just don't see the appeal of sparkling Sav Blanc from NZ.

 

What about you. What's your favourite fizz these days?

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Italy produces 22% of global wine market - decanter.com

Italy produces 22% of global wine market - decanter.com | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

The Yanks buy the most expensive, the Germans guzzle gallons of it and the Brits enjoy it - in moderation. 

 

After a record-breaking export year, Italy now has nearly a quarter of the global wine market, according to the latest statistics as reported in Decanter.

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Comment: The rise of Australia as a wine nation

Comment: The rise of Australia as a wine nation | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Australia's national drinking taste is undergoing a dramatic change. Not only are we drinking less overall, but beer no longer dominates the contents of the national glass.

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Aussies are pretty much getting boozed as much on wine as on beer. Long may they both survive.

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How Much Choice Do Wine Drinkers Really Have?

How Much Choice Do Wine Drinkers Really Have? | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
* How much choice do U.S. wine drinkers really have? The answer to this question, according to a study by a group of Michigan State University scholars, is that it depends on how you look at the qu...
David Swaddle's insight:

How much choice does the US consumer really have when over half of all wine in the USA comes from just 3 companies? Or, should I be asking how much do consumers in the USA like the wines from 3 big companies?

 

If anyone has similar stats for the UK and Australian markets then I'd love to see them.

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