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Can Prosecco help Italy finally crack the Chinese wine market?

On paper it seems as obvious a pairing as a glass of spicy Gewurztraminer with crispy duck and pancakes. Yet Italy, the world’s biggest wine producer, is lagging in the fight for sales in China, tipped to become the world’s second biggest importer of wine by 2020. Sales of Chianti, [...]
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KOREANS LIVE IN ‘REPUBLIC OF COFFEE’

The number of coffee shops in Korea is estimated to have topped 100,000 ― almost double the number of convenience stores here, according to Small Enterprises and Market Service (SEMAS), Monday. As of the end of March, 90,809 coffee shops were in operation nationwide compared to 54,000 convenience stores. Considering [...]
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Jefford on Monday: Valpolicella Revealed

Which is Italy’s biggest wine-producing region? My ignorant assumption has always been that it was Sicily or Puglia in the south, or just possibly Tuscany in central Italy. Wrong. The engine of Italian wine production lies in the north of the country, in Veneto (1.27 million kg of harvested grapes in 2015 [...]
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Take the bitter with the sweet: A word on digestifs

If you’ve been following our journey through the history and application of bitter liqueurs, you already know a bit about apertifs. But the plot thickens as we journey to the end of the meal to enjoy a lesson in digestifs, in particular the beautiful and elusive Italian amaro. Unless you grew up [...]
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