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Rioja's newly certified Wine Educators from Germany, China, Mexico, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Russia and Sweden will spread their knowledge to consumers and the trade in their home markets-

The competition is open to any Cape Town / Cape Winelands winery that believes it excels in their offering in one or more of the seven categories.

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia and home of the National Wine Centre and the country’s major industry representative and research organizations, has accepted the Great Wine Capitals Global Network’s invitation to become the network’s ninth member...

Great Wine Capitals will attend the IWINETC Wine Tourism Conference and Workshop, from 4 to 7 April 2016, together with the endorsed travel agencies to Spain and Portugal: ROMOTUR and VINITUR.

A little more than a decade ago, a conservation partnership was established with the wine industry to reduce farming impact and proactively ensure suitable expansion in this region by joining hands with wine producers as the private landowners to assist them to increase the private footprint of protection for all critically endangered natural habitats in our winelands.  This resulted in the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) being established in 2004.

Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay, which opened in September 2015, has been awarded a one-star rating in the Michelin Guide for France 2016, just four months after opening.
Located in Bordeaux, on the first floor of the five-star InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hôtel, Le Pressoir d’Argent offers a gastronomic experience with a menu that features the highest quality locally-sourced produce.

Eva Longoria, the US actress of Latin origin, best known for her role as Gabrielle Solis in the TV series Desperate Housewives, is also very much involved in philanthropic activities. The Eva Longoria Foundation was created to help the disadvantaged, especially immigrants, into US society and to assist women in gaining access to the job market. Her documentary, The Harvest, tells the story of 500,000 immigrant child farm labor workers in the United States.

‘Experiences’ are the key to wine tourism success stories

On November 12, Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum was the scene of the 2016 international  ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.  The ceremony took place during the gala dinner that marked the end of the Network’s annual general meeting.

With just a few months to go until it opens to the public in June 2016, La Cité du Vin has unveiled its new identity. It was more than a change of name that was revealed at the evening organised on 26 October at Bordeaux City Hall for financial backers, patrons, partners and all those who have been close to the project since 2009: an eye-catching signature, a logo and the graphic design to go with the new name.

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