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The Great Wine Capitals is a Network of ten major global cities in both the northern and southern hemispheres, which share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regions.

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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.

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This is the perfect quirky accommodation option for all the wine lovers out there. Quinta da Pacheca has launched its new lodging option, which offers nothing less than the opportunity to sleep in a giant wine barrel in the heart of Douro Valley. Ever since this has been the Top Choice to spend the night, so be sure to experience it. Just a friendly reminder: book it well in advance!

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Events

October 25, 2020 to October 30, 2020

Welcome to Mainz and Rheinhessen.

The Great Wine Capital Mainz | Rheinhessen invites you to discover our city and our region – and to celebrate wine culture with us! During our next International Annual Conference, you’ll be able to follow a program dedicated to wine, wine tourism and business development with several conferences, visits and tastings.

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Customer Service in Wine Tourism: Luxury of Time

 We live in a world where time has become the most valuable resource, so much so that we speak about the luxury of time, and we carefully choose where we invest it. Consequently, and talking about hospitality, our clients measure their experiences in terms of how much they have enjoyed (or not) the time they spent in a winery experience rather than in doing anything else. It is no longer just about iconic wines, stunning architecture, top notch wine glasses and silverware or even, breathtaking landscapes. Now, more than ever, it all narrows down to people.

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