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Pairing Italian Food And Wine – Advice From Rachael Lowe

The world of Italian wine is a complex one for many consumers. While pairing Italian wine and food offers great pleasure, knowing what wine to pair with what food is still a mystery to many. I recently sat down with Rachael Lowe, wine director at Spiaggia and Café Spiaggia in [...]
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How to Pair Beer with Italian Food, According to Italians

Pizza and beer. Beer and pizza. They’re the peanut butter and jelly of Italian-American food. But beer and pasta? Beer and a nice rare Fiorentina steak? Beer in place of that ubiquitous aperitivo glass of prosecco? It’s unthinkable. It’s blasphemous. Except, of course, that it’s not. Birra artiginale (that’s Italian [...]
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CHINA BOOST FOOD IMPORTS

China announced a series of measures to reduce tariffs and expand imports at the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference, including a 55.9 percent average decline of the most-favored-nation treatment rates for various sectors, including food and beverages. In addition, with the development of cross-border e-commerce and custom transportation, [...]
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VENDING MACHINE OPERATORS SHOULD DIVERSIFY IN CHINA

Vending machine offerings should be adapted to different shopping scenarios and environments, a recent report released during the Shanghai Unattended Retail Exhibition argued. Nearly 400 exhibitors took up 36,000 square meters of exhibition space during the three-day expo. Leading industry players and manufacturers such as Bingo Box and Dalian Fiji Bingshan [...]
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GEN Z CONSUMERS SPEND MORE ON FOOD, DRINKS THAN ON ANY OTHER CATEGORY

Move over, Millennials. There are new kids on the block. Now full-fledged adults, Millennials—born between 1980 and 1996, aged 22 to 38—are quickly being upstaged by a new class of youngsters sure to be innovation-demanding disruptors. Introducing Generation Z, also known as Centennials, born between 1996 and 2010, spanning from [...]
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