The scale of disruption caused by COVID-19 to global tourism is shown in a comprehensive new report on travel restrictions from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The landmark report, published at a time of unprecedented disruption for the sector, shows that almost all global destinations have imposed restrictions on travel since January 2020, including complete bans on all travel as they work to contain the pandemic.
Swiss Wine Promotion (SWP) has taken several actions to maintain and strengthen its support to Swiss winegrowers. In addition to the actions carried out throughout the year with its partners, SWP has been publishing, on its social media, several targeted content to remind consumers to support their local winegrowers now and to do so all year long. Its digital platforms have also been an opportunity to display winergowers’ activities.
The DOCa Rioja Regulatory Council has launched Rioja Wine Academy, the first official digital academy, which has been created to provide more training to professionals in the sector, given the huge demand seen in recent years among professionals with different profiles.
4 courses will be taught online via a very intuitive and interactive e-learning platform.
The Covid-19 pandemic is taking its toll on the entire planet, and the wine industry hasn't been spared. This is another hard hit for the Bordeaux wine region, which was already on unsteady ground. Interview with Bernard Farges, President of the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) /By Mathieu Doumenge for Terre de Vins
The new classification of The Crus Bourgeois du Médoc will now be awarded for five years and consist of three categories: Cru Bourgeois, Cru Bourgeois Superieur and Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel. A clear, impartial, objective classification which will enable consumers to buy Crus Bourgeois with complete confidence.
Smoke-taint is a wine defect that may occur when ripening grape crops absorb volatile phenols (VPs), compounds associated with the negative sensory attributes of smoke-taint, due to exposure of grapes to wildfire smoke.
Wine tourism or the art of discovering a region through wine. The different wine regions of the world are stepping up their ingenuity: wine routes, visits of the wineries or even gourmet tastings. The sector is consolidating its offer to better receive visitors and share with them an experience conducive to the expression of the senses.
Jennifer Lynch: Executive Director of the Wine and Tourism McLaren Vale Association, Adelaide, Australia
Miguel Felipe Ribeiro: Managing Director of Monverde Wine Experience Hotel, Portugal
Linda Reiff: President and CEO of Napa Valley Vintners, United States
Philippe MEIER: Marketing Director of Mainzplus city marketing, Germany