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World’s Biggest Labyrinth Is Yet Another Reason To Go To Italy

In Fontanellato, just outside Parma, surrounded by verdure and silence, Franco Maria Ricci has built the largest bamboo labyrinth in the world. The Masone Labyrinth is a project that could potentially attract thousands of visitors and create “at least twenty jobs.” Ricci’s foundation was created to collect artwork, books and host exhibitions, but as he says, “The labyrinth is what will bring people here, a desire for something new. The thought of losing oneself and finding oneself again.” READ MORE…

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'Hard to imagine how it could go any lower': Riverland grape growers facing another year of dismal prices

Riverland wine grape growers are facing another year of low price offers from wineries, according to industry body Riverland Wine. Despite some humid and rainy weather while grapes were ripening, yields across the region are on track to hit around 400,000 tonnes, 30,000 tonnes less than last year’s crush. Wineries that have signed on to a voluntary code of conduct must give grapegrowers an indication of the price they could offer for each variety.

Reblogged 2 years ago from www.winebiz.com.au

2015 looks another corker after run of great vintages

New Zealand wine drinkers are now enjoying the results of two good vintage years and the outlook for the sector is positive, NZ Winegrowers chief executive Philip Gregan says. Both 2013 and 2014 vintages rated highly for the quality of wine produced, thanks to generally warm and dry conditions. Gregan said production was up with new plantings on the rise. Grapes liked the same kind of weather as holidaymakers – warm and dry – so both years were good for the national crop. It’s too early to tell what the 2015 season will hold, but the current fine weather won’t be doing the crop any harm.

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