German journalist is Great Wine Capitals’ best blogger

03 September, 2015

Gisela Kirschstein, a journalist based in Mainz, Germany was the winner of the third annual Great Wine Capitals Guest Bloggers’ competition.

Her article was about the adventures of a group of wine tourists on a discovery tour through Rheinhessen on a vintage bus.

A jury made up of representatives from the eight Great Wine Capitals regions judged Kirschstein’s article the best of 20 posts from 17 journalists/bloggers who entered the competition.

Her article can be accessed on the Great Wine Capitals’ Blog:

Kirschstein’s award is an all-expenses paid trip to the Rioja wine district and the city of Bilbao during the annual general meeting of the Great Wine Capitals’ Global Network from November 8-12.

The Great Wine Capitals (GWC) is a network of 10 major global cities in both the northern and southern hemispheres, which share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regions. It is the only network encompassing the so-called ‘Old’ and ‘New’ worlds of wine, and exists to encourage travel, education and business exchanges between the internationally renowned cities of Bilbao/Rioja, Bordeaux, Cape Town, Christchurch/South Island, Florence, Mainz/Rheinhessen, Mendoza, Porto San Francisco/Napa Valley and Valparaíso/Casablanca Valley.

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