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Franciacorta sales rise despite ‘complex’ climate

Franciacorta sales rise despite ‘complex’ climate | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Total sales of Franciacorta increased by 7.1% in Italy and 7.5% in export markets last year, despite what the Consorzio Franciacorta described as “an extremely complex climate in the economy as a whole”.
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Champagne hits new turnover record

Champagne hits new turnover record | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
It’s official: Champagne shipments have reached a new record in value, while volume sales have crept up almost 2% to total 312.5 million bottles.
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Japan free trade deal brings benefits for Hunter wine and beef sales

Japan free trade deal brings benefits for Hunter wine and beef sales | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Grape-growers in the NSW Upper Hunter reap the benefits of Australia's free trade agreement with Japan, a year after the deal was finalised.
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it is clear that such fta have big benefits & pose serious threat to european producers... another topic to look at along those lines is the effect of fta between new zealand & china as well as chile & china... 

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Earn More, Produce Less: Austria Wine's Audacious Success

Earn More, Produce Less: Austria Wine's Audacious Success | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A slow wave of persuasion is shifting the tide of opinion about Austrian wine. It’s also pushing up prices – and demand – to unprecedented levels.
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Is the Prosecco bubble about to burst?

Is the Prosecco bubble about to burst? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. At the moment it’s difficult to predict whether the current Prosecco boom will turn out to be one of the great success stories to have come out of the recession, or whether the bubble will spectacularly burst, leaving consumers feeling flat and producers picking up the pieces.
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Prosecco sales fizz as champagne goes flat

Prosecco sales fizz as champagne goes flat | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Majestic Wine says sales of Italian prosecco are up 39% over the past six months, while sales of its French rival remain flat
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China set to overtake UK for Australian wine - Decanter

China set to overtake UK for Australian wine - Decanter | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
There was good news for Australian wine in China in 2015 and exports to the country look set to become more vaulable than those to the UK in 2016...
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Tops of 2015: Wine Trends in USA

Tops of 2015: Wine Trends in USA | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Alcoholic beverages is a large category in the U.S. and is one that continues to grow despite some ups and downs. What were the top growing segments across beer, wine, and spirits in 2015?
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U.S. Wine Sales Total $38 billion

U.S. Wine Sales Total $38 billion | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The voice of the Wine Industry: Wine Industry News, Wine Industry Data, Winery Directory Online, and Wine Industry Buyers Guide
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The US market is definitely a bullish market as far as wine is concerned and in my estimate now WAY under what the true potential really is.  Just looking at wine consumption in the uk (25L/capita) and germany (25l/capita), the usa (at 12l/capita) is a long way to go, but catching up fast, to reach the consumption levels of 2 very simialr consumer markets...

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Overcoming the Top 10 Objections from Beverage Retailers in your Sales Meeting.

Overcoming the Top 10 Objections from Beverage Retailers in your Sales Meeting. | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Overcoming the Top 10 Objections from Beverage Retailers in your Sales Meeting.
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Champagne's 2014 Earnings Nudge $5bn | Wine News & Features

Champagne's 2014 Earnings Nudge $5bn | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Champagne's 2014 Earnings Nudge $5bn. The domestic market has turned sour but exports are booming for Champagne. Read wine news & features.
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Vin italien : Le prosecco peut-il détrôner le champagne ?

Vin italien : Le prosecco peut-il détrôner le champagne ? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Le prosecco, vin pétillant italien, se vend bien et même de mieux en mieux à l'étranger, où son caractère léger et son prix séduisent au point de concurrencer désormais le champagne dans certains pays comme les Etats-Unis et le Royaume-Uni.

Le prosecco est un "vin informel qui accompagne un moment de pause", on le boit "en toute simplicité", assure Giancarlo Vettorello, qui dirige l'association des producteurs de prosecco supérieur.
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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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