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Prosecco's mass appeal may limit growth, says Cava boss

Prosecco's mass appeal may limit growth, says Cava boss | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Prosecco’s meteoric rise is not at the expense of Cava, insists Grupo Codorniu UK’s boss, who says its mass appeal may inhibit further growth.
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How every bridge got covered in "love locks" (and why it needs to stop)

How every bridge got covered in "love locks" (and why it needs to stop) | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
If you have traveled to any major city that has a bridge in the past 5 years, you have seen a love lock. They are everywhere now. Here's why it's a problem.
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here is another example... no matter how romantic is the idea, these locks are pollution!

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China Work Permits No Longer Needed for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau Residents

China Work Permits No Longer Needed for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau Residents | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Residents of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau (‘THKM’) will no longer require work permits to work in mainland China. Read more here.
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Bordeaux trade share continues downward trend

Bordeaux trade share continues downward trend | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What’s happened to Bordeaux? Back in 2010, Bordeaux dominated the fine wine market, accounting for over 95% of th
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For those who thought that the wines of the Rhône would be the next big thing need to look at what's happing in Italy. Undervalued with great upward potential is where Italy no doubt lies at the moment. Certainly worth taking a look...

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China's thirst for wine is outpacing the rest of the world. Here's why | Style Magazine

China's thirst for wine is outpacing the rest of the world. Here's why | Style Magazine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
China is set to outpace much of the rest of the world by 2020 and become the world’s second-largest wine market. And a key driving force behind that may be e-commerce
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Overtourism is becoming a major issue for cities across the globe

Overtourism is becoming a major issue for cities across the globe | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
shocking environmental damage
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The 52 Places Traveler: Summer in France, in Two Very Different Ways - The New York Times

The 52 Places Traveler: Summer in France, in Two Very Different Ways - The New York Times | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Our columnist visits Megève, a gorgeous Alpine resort town, and Arles, fast becoming a cultural center.
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'How to Spend It' EIC Gillian de Bono Talks 20 Years of Luxury

'How to Spend It' EIC Gillian de Bono Talks 20 Years of Luxury | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The editor of 'How To Spend It' looks back on her 20 years at the helm of the 'Financial Times'  luxury publication.
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China's Unlikely Weapon: Tourists

China's Unlikely Weapon: Tourists | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Despite its relatively late start, China now outsends and outspends all other countries in tourism.
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Why Is Wine Tasting So Hard? - World Of Fine Wine

Why Is Wine Tasting So Hard? - World Of Fine Wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What role do knowledge and experience play in the appreciation of wine? Why do professional tasters apprehend—or appear to apprehend—more in a glass of wine than casua
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Insight - India’s growing thirst for wine - Austrade

India is a market with many opportunities for Australia’s winemakers.
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Angelo Gaja: "Noi mai come la Francia. Serve un evento per promuovere la cultura del vino"

Angelo Gaja: "Noi mai come la Francia. Serve un evento per promuovere la cultura del vino" | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Cronachedigusto.it giornale on line di enogastronomia.
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Discover Bordeaux’s wine, food and culture - Telegraph

Discover Bordeaux’s wine, food and culture - Telegraph | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Find out about wine from Bordeaux as well as the city's top ten museums and restaurants. Plus, enter the prize draw to win a case of wine
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Stone-stacking: cool for Instagram, cruel for the environment | Patrick Barkham | Opinion | The Guardian

Stone-stacking: cool for Instagram, cruel for the environment | Patrick Barkham | Opinion | The Guardian | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Adventure tourism and social media are turning a benign impulse into a plague on the natural world, says the Guardian writer Patrick Barkham
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here is another example of how tourism can be a negative force in the world, instead of showing respect and a sense of wonder for local customs, (some) tourists today want to leave a mark of themselves, whereever they go...

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Burgundy climats and the great question - Andrew Jefford

Burgundy climats and the great question - Andrew Jefford | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Andrew Jefford explores the rigidity of the Burgundy climats in the face of climate change and how this might affect the crus system"

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Fascinating questions that are also asked in regions where a "cru" system does note yet exist but where producers are mulling the establishment of such system.  Wachau is one of them from a discussion with Prager last week, Chianti Classico is another. The implications of such a system are generational, not only immediate. Wonderful paper 5 question for the MW exam...

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Carlsberg launches new campaign with McCann Hong Kong featuring “the Ultimate Smooth Talker”

Carlsberg launches new campaign with McCann Hong Kong featuring “the Ultimate Smooth Talker” | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The idea behind the campaign for the brand's new Carlsberg Smooth Draught is that smooth beer goes in, smooth talk goes out. Watch the video here.
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De New York à Shanghaï ou à Johannesburg, la géopolitique du cognac

De New York à Shanghaï ou à Johannesburg, la géopolitique du cognac | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Les ventes à l’exportation atteignent des records, tout autant grâce aux rappeurs américains qu’aux nouveaux riches de Chine ou d’Ukraine. Une réussite étonnante pour ce spiritueux charentais.
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A long weekend in Buenos Aires with Nacho Figueras | How To Spend It

A long weekend in Buenos Aires with Nacho Figueras | How To Spend It | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
From the “best steak in the world” to boots fit for a prince, the polo champion and Ralph Lauren ambassador shares his local secrets with Christina Ohly Evans. Portrait by Javier Pierini
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Sex, drugs and puke: partygoers turn Amsterdam into an ‘urban jungle’ | World news | The Guardian

Sex, drugs and puke: partygoers turn Amsterdam into an ‘urban jungle’ | World news | The Guardian | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The liberal Dutch capital has long been a magnet for British tourists, but now their behaviour is testing the tolerance of locals
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Vine genetics specialist appointed chief scientist of the Vinitaly International Academy

Vine genetics specialist appointed chief scientist of the Vinitaly International Academy | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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Congresso Assoenologi: se vino e territorio camminano insieme, Italia n. 1 al mondo

Congresso Assoenologi: se vino e territorio camminano insieme, Italia n. 1 al mondo | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Parola a Sandro Boscaini (Federvini), Ernesto Abbona (Unione Italiana Vini), Riccardo Illy (Mastrojanni) e Giovanni Mantovani (Veronafiere)
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How luxury brands use four social media apps in China to reach consumers who shop mostly online

How luxury brands use four social media apps in China to reach consumers who shop mostly online | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
WeChat. Weibo. Little Red Book. Douyin. With more smartphone users than any other country, mastering social media in China is a must for brands to connect with consumers and make sales
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How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective | News | The Guardian

How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective | News | The Guardian | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The long read: Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert
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Some insights valid for wines as well...

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Hong Kong’s new wine trading platform has grand ambitions

Hong Kong’s new wine trading platform has grand ambitions | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine World Xplorer (WWX)
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