TOURISM - An International Interdisciplinary Journal
Volume 57 / 2009 / Number 4 ISSN 1332-7461
New World and Mediterranean wine tourism: A comparative analysis
This is a theoretical paper providing a comparative overview of wine tourism in the New World and Europe – particularly the Mediterranean region. The review is timely because while there has been substantial wine tourism research in Anglophone countries, less has occurred in Europe, despite the fact that it has such a long history of wine production.
The paper suggests a series of differences between the two areas based on both structural factors affecting the context in which wine is produced. These contextual factors relate both to wine supply and to demand, and include production factors, appellation systems, attitudes to business, producer commitment, consumption patterns, the search for experience, and
the stimulus to wine tourism. The paper also considers aspects of the practice of wine tourism, including events, education and the cellar door experience, before offering some underlying themes and areas for future research.
wine tourism; Europe; Mediterranean; New World
Articles in this issue:
- New World and Mediterranean wine tourism: A comparative analysis (369-380)
- Between wine consumption and wine tourism: Consumer and spatial behavior of Israeli wine tourists (381-404)
- Wine tourism in Spain: The case of three wine regions (405-420)
- Wine routes in Spain: A case study (421-434)
- Wine tourism development: The case of the wine district in Slovenia (435-448)
- Wine and sun and sea tourism: Fruitful relationship or impossible dream? (449-462)
- Wine tourism in Italy: New profiles, styles of consumption, ways of touring (463-476)
- Wine producers' perceptions of wine tourism (477-487)