After some years in academia and many years in the international civil service, I retired to pursue my true love, of wines, walking and writing. I have spent much of my time leading wine walking groups throughout Europe and further afield. Since more than twenty years I have been a member of jury at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in the UK, and also occasionally at other contests. I am also a wine consultant.
In addition to my interest in wine & spirits, I have researched and written about spas, in particular in the field of wine wellness/wine therapy.
Over the past 3 years, the International Wine Tourism Conference has given me a venue to share my experience in wine and spas with the stakeholders in wine tourism. I research wine growing areas suited for wine tourism and make presentations at the Conference for the travel agents in search of tour destinations.
Jochen Erler will be delivering a talk titled
Destinations for Wine Tours Combined with Spa Wellness
See the complete Conference programme of talks