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As an investment, fine wine’s done better than the Dow over the past year | Wine Industry Insight

As an investment, fine wine’s done better than the Dow over the past year | Wine Industry Insight | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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Beijing now has more billionaires than New York - CPP-LUXURY

Beijing now has more billionaires than New York - CPP-LUXURY | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Chinese capital added an incredible 32 billionaires to its ranks last year, bringing the city’s total to 100, according to Hurun Report’s latest global rich list. New York, which has led the ranking for years, has 95 billionaires. “Despite its own slowdown and falling stock markets, China minted more new billionaires than any other country in the world last year, mainly on the back of new [share] listings,” said Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman of Hurun Report. Moscow (66), Hong Kong (64) and Shanghai (50) rounded out the top five cities [...]
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Microchip labels protect against counterfeit wine

Microchip labels protect against counterfeit wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Microchip label and smart phone app protecting products against counterfeit scams and imitation food and wine products.
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Taipei’s top sommeliers

Taipei’s top sommeliers | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Taiwan’s burgeoning wine industry is flourishing in the steamy, cosmopolitan capital of Taipei. We shine a light on a crop of Taipei’s talented sommeliers.
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How Supermarkets Sway Wine Spending | Wine News & Features

How Supermarkets Sway Wine Spending | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Liza B. Zimmerman examines how US wine selection is affected by grocery-store sales Read wine news & features.
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Overcoming Asia’s Obstacles to Growth

Overcoming Asia’s Obstacles to Growth | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Success in Asia’s emerging markets is critical to the future of most companies. But they are stymied by the region’s talent shortages, overstretched infrastructure, and uncertain regulatory environments. Asia’s most entrepreneurial companies are finding creative ways to navigate these constraints—and are capturing the biggest growth opportunities.
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Staying positive - World Of Fine Wine

Staying positive - World Of Fine Wine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine has underperformed the stock market over the past year but proved a safer store of value than gold.Inevitably, with another en primeur campaign upon us, the press has been focused on Bordeaux,...
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Sugar scoop: A salute to the SAQ and answers to readers' questions

Sugar scoop: A salute to the SAQ and answers to readers' questions | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Bill Zacharkiw salutes the SAQ for including the amount of residual sugar on price tags of wine in-store
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Micro-oxygenation During the Aging Process

Micro-oxygenation During the Aging Process | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Micro-oxygenation is an essential tool for winemakers, but it should be managed carefully and systematically to achieve best results.
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Put Down Your Burgundy and Try a Glass of Barolo

Put Down Your Burgundy and Try a Glass of Barolo | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The sommelier at Carbone in Hong Kong reveals favorites from Italy that rival France’s best wines.
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Von Neipperg labels go organic

Von Neipperg labels go organic | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The 2014 vintage will represent the first certifiably organic wines from Vignobles von Neipperg’s premier grand cru classé St Emilion estates.
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Acker: ‘Asia markets set strong tempo for 2016’

Acker: ‘Asia markets set strong tempo for 2016’ | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The New York auction house has reported a positive first sale for 2016 driven by Asian buyers’ continuing demand for top Burgundy.
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Chile overtakes France as top imported wine in Japan

Chile overtakes France as top imported wine in Japan | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Imports of Chilean wine have surpassed those from France in Japan for the first time, with Chile now the country’s top imported wine by origin.
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Record sales of champagne in 2015 - CPP-LUXURY

Record sales of champagne in 2015 - CPP-LUXURY | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A total of 4.75 billion euros ($5.29 billion) worth of champagne was sold last year, a 5.6% increase from 2014. In terms of bottles, though, the volume was a 1.7% increase, as 312.5 million bottles were shipped compared with 307.2 million in 2014. 2007 was the record year for bottles shipped, but the total value was a mere 4.56 billion euros. We use the word ‘mere’ loosely, obviously. Unsurprisingly, December was once again the bubbliest month of the year, with 42 million bottles sold. It seems buyers are starting to [...]
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Michelin Guide for France 2016 - The Full List

Michelin Guide for France 2016 - The Full List | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Michelin Guide for France 2016 has been released with one restaurant receiving their third star and another one regaining their third star.
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Friuli: Restaurants, hotels and shops - Decanter

Friuli: Restaurants, hotels and shops - Decanter | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Plan your trip to Friuli with Simon Woolf's pick of the best Friuli restaurants, hotels and shops...
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The Best Beaches in Cuba

The Best Beaches in Cuba | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Cuba is fast becoming a destination on American tourists’ bucket lists as relations between the country and the United States is being restored. Not to mention the warm climate and beautiful turquoise water makes the country a perfect place for a beach vacation. We’ve rounded up the best sand stretches you’re sure to enjoy.
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In Search of Japan’s Hidden Culinary Revolution

In Search of Japan’s Hidden Culinary Revolution | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
From Tokyo to Kanazawa in this food-obsessed nation, sampling the culinary wizardry of a new wave of creative chefs.
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The New China Playbook

The New China Playbook | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Despite its slowing economy, China will remain one of the world’s fastest-growing consumer markets. Driven by the rise of upper-middle-class and affluent households, a new generation of sophisticated consumers, and the increasingly powerful role of e-commerce, the market will also undergo dramatic change over the next five years.
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State of the US Wine Industry in 2016 – Trends and Statistics

State of the US Wine Industry in 2016 – Trends and Statistics | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In 2016 US consumers continue to reach for wine as an enjoyable beverage, even with craft beer grabbing an increased share of the alcohol beverage market. A review of the 2015 wine statistics and buying trends for 2016 are generally positive. Most experts predict another good year for wine, at its usual 1 to 2%…
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Delivering the goods: How to compete in US food and beverage distribution | McKinsey & Company

Delivering the goods: How to compete in US food and beverage distribution | McKinsey & Company | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Food and beverage distributors face a variety of challenges, making profitable growth increasingly elusive. But the right investments can boost both sales and margins. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Inside Time Out's secret formula for increasing native advertising revenues

Inside Time Out's secret formula for increasing native advertising revenues | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Time Out reveals why it's confident half its digital ad revenues will come from native advertising in 2016.
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Domaine Dillon opens Paris residence

Domaine Dillon opens Paris residence | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Haut-Brion’s parent company, Domaine Clarence Dillon, has opened a restaurant and fine wine shop in a mansion in central Paris as part of its 80th anniversary celebrations.
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India's luxury market - 2016 trends - CPP-LUXURY

India's luxury market - 2016 trends - CPP-LUXURY | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Indian luxury landscape is experiencing strong evolutionary undercurrents that are redefining the consumer profile and how luxury players will need to operate in this domain during 2016. In the last few years, luxury in India has been growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 25 percent. As per a report by ASSOCHAM, the market is expected to hit $18.6 billion by 2016 from the current $14.7 billion. Service areas such as fine dining, electronics, luxury travel, luxury personal care and jewelry saw increasing revenues and are [...]
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"India has the fastest-growing number of high-net-worth individuals (HNI) in the world."

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Digital Crisis Trends in 2016 - Edelman

Digital Crisis Trends in 2016 - Edelman | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Exploring how Edelman's recent 2016 Digital Trends report can inform digital crisis preparedness and response.
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