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Despite the French lockdown during this crisis, the Bordeaux vineyards remained busy; nature hasn't stopped just because we have. The vines have been pruned and they are shooting up into the spring sunshine. Work continues in the cellar too. Luckily properties have the luxury of the space to carry out all these activities while still respecting social distancing.

Come and meet the young generation of wine makers and managers who are ringing the changes in Bordeaux and are keen to meet their clients face to face to share their passion, building experiences some of which are also aimed at a younger generation.

A new $50 million six-star luxury hotel and day spa will be built at Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley.

The 12-storey hotel, called Oscar Seppeltsfield, is being built by Luxury Hotels Australia Pty Ltd which is made up of a group of South Australian business leaders.

Project spokesman Toby Yap says the hotel will attract new markets to the region and drive growth in domestic and international visitor economy, while creating an additional 363 construction jobs and 350 ongoing jobs for the region once operational.

Rita is the face and soul of Conceito Wines. Rita was the bridge that allowed the family owned company, led by her mother Carla Ferreira, to combine History with the ambition to create news brands, such as Rita combines youth with wisdom and technical know-how with intuition.

There is a new generation of Winemakers, young people who were born in the digital era.

Young, fresh, innovative – the “Mainz Wine Salon” (Mainzer Weinsalon) is an association of 20 young winemakers of Rheinhessen that offers cultural, high-quality after-work parties in Mainz. In this way, they bring high quality wines closer to the people – uncomplicated and combined with culture and food!

Johanna Dayer, a young woman gun who represents the future of Swiss wines!

Given its size and iconic status as a wine region it's not surprising that  Bordeaux offers almost as much diversity in wine education as it does styles of wine.

Our World has suddenly entered a difficult period. The covid-19 virus is changing our lives, our habits, our families, our businesses...

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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