Mirabeau: Rosé from the Côtes de Provence

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Mirabeau: Rosé from the Côtes de Provence

Mirabeau: Rosé from the Côtes de Provence This article is about Provençal rosé and the wines from one of its leading companies, Mirabeau. Mention the word “Provence” to virtually anyone, and that will invoke an immediate response, accompanied by a smile. Such is its resonance. The images and memories it conjures might be of chi-chi glam locations; of Aix-en-Provence or the …

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Talking wine on Italian Wine Podcast

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Italian Wine Podcast Wine2Wine

Talking wine on Italian Wine Podcast It was Andy Warhol who famously coined the phrase, “in the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes”. Well, perhaps this is my time. Issue number 96 of Italian Wine Podcast (IWP) features yours truly in conversation about Italian wine in general and about the Blockchain in particular. Actually, it’s 16 minutes and …

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Vegan wines are not just for Vegans

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Go vegan? vegan wines

Vegan wines are not just for Vegans Over the last year or so I’ve had enquiries from people interested in vegan wines. An initial trickle grew to a flood. Hence here’s all the information you might want about vegan wine, whether you are a vegan or not. What makes a wine vegan? A Vegan definition The Vegan Society defines Veganism as …

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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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wine2wine Verona – No Dry Ice or Flying Pigs

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wine2wine Verona Stevie Kim

wine2wine Verona – No Dry Ice or Flying Pigs I’ve recently returned from wine2wine Verona. It lived up to it’s billing as an outstanding wine business conference, as previewed here. Now in its fourth year, this is the leading forum for the wine business worldwide. What makes a great conference? What makes a great Conference? Well, as a seasoned conference-goer and …

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The Born Digital Wine Awards 2017

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Born Digital Wine Awards 2017

The Born Digital Wine Awards 2017 I’m delighted to say that I made the shortlist for the Born Digital Wine Awards 2017, by Wines in Moderation. It’s an annual global award programme with various categories aimed at wine writers and photographers. I decided to enter this competition after the interest shown in my first piece about using Blockchain in the Wine industry. There …

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