After some years in academia and many years in the international civil service, Jochen Erler retired to pursue his true love, of wines, walking and writing. He has spent much of his time leading wine walking groups throughout Europe, between wine writing, study trips and attending wine fairs. For more than twenty years he has been a member of jury at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in the UK, a juror at many national, regional and international contests, and a wine consultant.
In addition to his interest in wine & spirits, Jochen has researched and written about spas, in particular in the field of wine wellness/therapy.
The International Wine Tourism Conference has given him a venue to share his experience with the stakeholders in wine tourism. Jochen researches wine growing areas suited for wine tourism and makes presentations at the Conference for travel agents in search of tour destinations. Since 2014 he has been a wine lecturer on cruise ships as well.
Jochen will be part of a panel discussion titled:
Golden Rules for Successful Winery Visits
Building a successful winery tour & tasting room experience before, during and after the visit. Do’s and Don’ts. Bring plenty of questions for the panel.
Get the conclusions from the panel on Session 2.5 – Golden Rules for Successful Winery Visits>>