In an exciting development that promises to invigorate the global wine community, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWCGN) is pleased to announce the election of Paolo Arena as President and Jo Colins as Vice President. The appointments were confirmed during the 2023 GWC Annual General Meeting held recently in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Wine tourism enthusiasts from around the globe will converge in Portugal next February for an entire week gathering focused on business and networking. The Porto Wine & Travel Week will see dozens of influential figures in the international wine tourism sector descend upon Porto. They share a common dedication to advancing tourism initiatives that seamlessly blend wine, travel, and regional experiences.
Porto just launched its own “Best Of Club” to encourage cooperation between wine tourism agents in Douro, Porto and Vinhos Verdes regions
Best Of Club – Porto is composed of wine tourism agents distinguished with a Best of Wine Tourism award, in the last three years, a distinction given annually, by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network
A warm welcome to the exceptional 2023 edition! The Great Wine Capitals Annual Meeting returns, this time in tandem with the 6th edition of the “Swiss Wine Tourism Meetings.” This unique convergence offers an opportunity to connect with Swiss and international wine tourism stakeholders. It unveils the captivating initiatives adopted by a nation enriched with a deep wine-growing legacy, seamlessly blending tradition with innovation.
Recognizing excellence in the realms of business innovation, responsibility, and collaboration, the V d’Or Awards, orchestrated by Vinexposium, annually bestow prestigious “V d’Or” trophies upon the most ambitious ventures. Don’t miss the opportunity and apply by October 1, 2023, to participate in this esteemed wine award competition.
Nine industry representatives from across South Australia will soon travel across the globe to exchange knowledge with their overseas counterparts, demonstrating the collaborative nature of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.
The Institute of Masters of Wine announces South Australia as the host of the 11th international symposium
After an incredible four days of tasting, engaging debate and insight from some of the brightest minds in the industry, The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) concluded the 10th international symposium by announcing Adelaide as the next host region for the event, with the symposium heading to South Australia from the 12-15 November 2026.
The Great Wine Capitals Global Network has unveiled an exciting initiative, the GWC International Research Grant, designed to enhance excellence and innovation in wine tourism research while addressing industry needs. The project will award two grants, each worth €7,500, to applicants who present outstanding academic research with significant practical implications in the field of wine tourism in the GWC regions.
The Wine Future event, scheduled for November 7th to 9th, 2023, promises to be an enlightening and transformative experience for wine industry professionals and enthusiasts alike. This prestigious conference, held in Coimbra, Portugal, brings together renowned experts, speakers, and influencers to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the wine industry in the modern world.
The Hawke’s Bay wine region, supported by the twin cities of Napier and Hastings, located on the stunning east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, has recently been welcomed into the esteemed Great Wine Capitals Global Network, joining other top wine regions such as Bordeaux, Cape Town, and San Francisco-Napa Valley.
The new umbrella body for the South African wine and brandy industry, SA Wine, has had its inaugural Board meeting and announced its new CEO. This ushers in a new era for the South African wine industry where the amendment in industry support structures will bring about much-needed improved collaboration and therefore added impact, as well as a more aligned and focused approach which will make this industry more resilient, profitable, and sustainable.
For the first time in South America, the new edition of the course will occur from December 4th to 8th after a 33-year gap. During this edition, students will travel to Chile and learn about its wine regions, including Metropolitan, Maule, and Valparaíso.