Unblocked: 20 Minutes Into The Future, Part 5

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Max Headroom 20 Minutes Into the Future ©All3Media

Unblocked: 20 Minutes Into The Future, Part 5 Part 4 described how Blockchain will be used in the wine industry to guarantee wine quality, safety and origins. In this final Part 5 of Unblocked, it’s time to imagine what the future of Blockchain and Wine will be. The road ahead This is what the road ahead looks like right now. It’s …

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Unblocked: from Grape 2 Glass, Part 4

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Consumer trust

Unblocked: from Grape 2 Glass, Part 4 Part 3 took a look at wine frauds. Because of wine and food scandals, consumers distrust the system and are increasingly demanding traceability & transparency about food and wine. In wine, this ideally needs to exist all the way from grape 2 glass. As you know, we now have lots of complicated wine …

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Unblocked: a brief history of wine fraud, Part 3

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Wine frauds

Unblocked: a brief history of wine fraud, Part 3 Wine Frauds – a short detour Wine Fraud exploits wine industry processes in many ways. The rewards are high, while the chances of being caught are small. Penalties such as fines and imprisonment tend to be light too. Wine fraud damages everyone. This slide lists ten major wine frauds that are all a …

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Unblocked: the Trust Machine, Part 2

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The Blockchain Trust Machine components

Unblocked: the Trust Machine, Part 2 Part 1 claimed that the Blockchain is a Trust Machine. But what is it? The Blockchain has several essential elements that combine to make it a Trust Machine. The Ledger is a critical part. It’s just a database; recording transactions, assets, locations and anything else. The clever bit is that the Ledger sits on a …

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Unblocked: the revolution will not be centralised, Part 1

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Unblocked From grape2glass

Unblocked: the revolution will not be centralised, Part 1 Unblocked is an edited version of my wine2wine business presentation about Blockchain and wine. This was made in Verona, called “From grape2glass – demystifying the Blockchain”. The goal was to show at a high level how Blockchain will transform the wine industry. In short, the goal was for the audience to become unblocked. …

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Pignoletto, Part 2: a Grechetto Gentile shopping list.

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Abbazia di Monteveglio. DOCG Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto. Grechetto Gentile

Pignoletto, Part 2: a Grechetto Gentile shopping list. Part 1 of this article explained Pignoletto and its transformation. The grape variety is now called Grechetto Gentile. Pignoletto is now a wine from a specific, legally protected location. This Part 2 is a companion piece focusing on 18 representative examples of Pignoletto DOC and DOCG wines. These include wines available in the UK. …

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Getting to grips with Pignoletto. Part 1.

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Vallona Ammestesso Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto

Getting to grips with Pignoletto. Part 1. Welcome to Emilia-Romagna, the home of Pignoletto. Not yet well known yet, it’s undoubtedly up-and-coming. It’s time to find out why. Part 1 of this article is about Pignoletto and where the best wines are from; the Colli Bolognesi area of Emilia-Romagna. Let’s start with Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna is a vast region comprising nine …

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Book Review: Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés 1855

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Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés 1855

Book Review: Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés 1855 The Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés 1855 gave official recognition to the best wines of the Médoc and Sauternes. 163 years later, it’s still a compelling listing, though hardly without flaws. This handsome new book about this classification claims to be the essential reference for wine aficionados. Does it live up to this billing? …

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Wine of the Year 2017 – Gini Salvarenza

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Gini Pricelist

Wine of the Year 2017 – Gini Salvarenza – Soave’s Montrachet My Wine of the Year 2017 is  Gini Salvarenza, Vecchie Vigne, Soave Classico, DOC 2014 13.5% Fanfare, please! Introducing Gini The Gini family have been winegrowers at Monteforte d’Alpone in Soave since 1600. These days, brothers Sandro and Claudio Gini run their 55-hectare estate. They own some of the best …

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Book Review: Wine Revolution by Jane Anson

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Wine Revolution Jane Anson

Book Review: Wine Revolution by Jane Anson Wine Revolution by Jane Anson contains “The World’s Best Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wines”.  When I started to focus on this subject a decade and more ago, such wines were dismissed by conventional wisdom. According to this, they employed daft doctrines. Furthermore, they were only from a handful of winegrowers that had lost …

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