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An international panel of experts examined applications from each of the wine regions in the Network, in seven categories covering the whole spectrum of wine tourism.

2017 Top Wine Destinations

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There’s one thing Mendoza really does in style, and that’s a good fiesta. Argentines know how to hold a party and in the capital of wine it is no exception. This year's Great Wine Capitals 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award winner for wine tourism services was Diplomatic Luxury Wines - a wine festival held each year in the depths of winter to bring a little warmth to wine lovers in Mendoza.

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Events

September 14, 2017 to November 11, 2017

September, 14th – November, 11th

Exhibition – „Highlights of the Wine Culture“

The exhibition „Highlights of the Wine Culture“ organized by the German Wine Institute makes it possible to experience culture and history of German wines in the city hall of Mainz. The most beautiful sights from German wine growing regions are shown, chosen by an independent jury from hundreds of recommendations.

For further information see: http://mainz.de/freizeit-und-sport/feste-und-veranstaltungen/veranstaltu...

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News

Mainz Wine Market 2017 – a review

At this year’s wine market– the biggest wine event of Mainz at the end of August and beginning of September – the South Australian member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network Adelaide was a special guest at the Great Wine Capital wine village in the city park. The city of Mainz was proud to welcome the oldest "family-owned winery" of Australia – the Yalumba Winery in Angaston represented by Heather Fraser. Next to the romantic rose garden of the city park visitors of the wine fair could taste all sorts of South Australian wines from Yalumba. As a highlight of each wine weekend a blind tasting took place on both Sundays including wines from Rhinehessen and the Yalumba Winery. Surprisingly most wines were guessed correctly which could not least be explained by the great interest of participants in South Australian wines in general and specifically in Yalumba wines. Especially one thing will be kept in mind: The interesting talks about essential features of Australian wines and in particular the differences between German and Australian wines.

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