Highlights from Day 1 of IWINETC 2016

IWINETC Wine tourism conferenceThe IWINETC Conference Talk programme began shortly after the doors opened. Conference delegates flocked to the opening plenary session Wine Country Catalonia for a trip around the region with the Director General AGÈNCIA CATALANA DE TURISME, Sr. Xavier Espasa & Sr. Miquel Forns, Diputat de Turisme de la Diputació de Barcelona.

The Exhibition area was well visited and many wines from around Europe were available to taste.

The Official IWINETC Grand Cava Tasting led by Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans revealed through the tasting of 8 Premium Cavas why it’s time to stop laughing at this Spanish sparkler which is ready to compete with the best.

New business connections were made throughout the day and the day ended in style with a delightful Gala dinner at Freixenet where we were graced with the presence of Pere Ferrer.

Here’s what delegates can look forward to tomorrow…

There is plenty to look forward to tomorrow, so be ready for a packed day of conference talks, tastings and networking events.

  • Wine Stamp by Grupo Freixenet (Simultaneous translation) Zaida Semprun, SEO vs PR vs Bloggers – Fight! Judith ‘deCabbit’ Lewis and more for Catalan based wine tourism related companies a Workshop titled Cocreación e Innovación Retos para el sector de Enoturismo led by Mònica Molina & Oriol Vicente of the University of Barcelona.
  • Over a varied buffet lunch we’ll be treated to wines provided by 50 Great Cava producer Vallformosa – Origen Brut Nature (97 points in 50 Great Cavas 2016), Mas La.Sala White 2015 (Xarel.lo, Macabeo & Chardonnay), Mas La.Sala Red 2014 (Tempranillo, Cabernet Suavignon, Grenache)
  • Closing plenary session & official announcement of the IWINETC 2017 destination – guess the IWINETC competition winner to be announced.
  • Networking – Gala Dinner at Torres


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