The 7th Annual International Wine Tourism Conference will be held in the beautiful city of Reims, La Champagne, France 8 -9 April 2015.
Two days with over 30 talks, presentations, panel discussions and workshops combined with opportunities to taste world class wines makes this an experience not to be missed. Wine Tourism Workshop 10 April.

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Introducing La Champagne

Champagne will surprise you. Not only with the amazing geographical location, rich history, trademark sparkling and still wines but also with the magical atmosphere, abundance of unexpected wildlife and an interesting array of attractions that is kept up its sleeve. The region is located in north-eastern France near the upper … Continue reading

Dates for IWINETC 2015 La Champagne, France set!

IWINETC is the leading global annual event for the wine and culinary travel industry. The 7th edition of the event will take place in La Champagne, France 8 – 9 April 2015. The event expects to gather over 300 wine and culinary tourism professionals for two days of focused business opportunities … Continue reading

IWINETC 2014 winds up with a visit to Tbilisi. Madloba Georgia!

IWINETC 2014  officially came to a close on 2 April 2014 after eight busy days of business, insights, touring, networking and a buzzing 2 day conference & exhibition. With many delegates back in Tbilisi it was appropriate to tour Georgia’s capital and discover some of it’s highlights. Bodbe Monastery Complex … Continue reading

IWINETC 2014 Farewell at Signaghi and Pheasant’s Tears Winery

The 6th International Wine Tourism Conference is not only about the 2 day programme of education, business and networking but also about discovering the grape escape destinations of the host region or country. Our final official event was a trip up the a corkscrew road to Signaghi, a charming village … Continue reading

Discovering the Kakheti Wine Region after #IWINETC

The 2 day International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC)  in Tbilisi saw wine and culinary tourism professionals meet for the best education, the best business and the best networking event for the industry. After welcoming the 2015 host in with a glass of Champagne, media, tour operators and delegates departed Tbilisi … Continue reading

Sarajishvili Brandy Made in Georgia.

Sarajishvili was founded in 1884 by David Sarajishvili, who had studied Philosophy in Germany. At that time, even though Georgia was part of Russia, he wanted to develop the Georgian economy. While his specialty had been wine and cheese, he was influenced by all the spirits he had seen in … Continue reading

Authentic Terroir

Speakers, John Wurdeman & Ia Tabagari expose the concept of the authenticity as a strategic platform for the development and visibility of the wine regions and wine tourism in the penultimate talk at the 6th International Wine Tourism Conference 2014 held in Georgia. Unique spirit and authentic terroir represent cuisine, wine … Continue reading

#IWINETC Sees World’s First and Most Comprehensive Qvevri Museum

The Georgian Kakheti Wine Trails offer many surprises.  Each winery has its own wine customs.  Twins Wine Cellars is a sort of living museum of Georgian wine history and qvevri production.  From their family’s pre-soviet prosperity to Russian domination poverty and imprisonment, they provide a snapshot of how blessing comes … Continue reading