#elearning: The Comité Champagne launches Champagne Campus
The Comité Champagne (CIVC) has recently launched Champagne Campus, its first e-learning program aimed at educating people about Champagne.
Designed for the general public, enthusiasts and trainers, Champagne Campus explores the world of the appellation Champagne, its origin, “terroir”, history, winemaking process and tasting.
Already available in French, English and Chinese, Champagne Campus is accessible on PC, Mac, smartphone and tablet (@ www.champagnecampus.com ) and is complemented by a mobile App consisting of 150 questions on Champagne wines and the Champagne region, available in Apple Store and Google Play (Champagne Campus).
The tutorial is available @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-74hqI-pk8
#Legal: Scotch Whisky now protected in 17 African countries
Earlier this month, Scotch Whisky has been registered as a Geographical Indication (GI) within the Organisation Africaine de la Proprieté Intellectuelle (OAPI), thereby obtaining recognition and protection in the Organisation’s 17 member countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Senegal and Togo). Those countries count a total population of some 150 million people.
Following the recognition in Botswana last July, this is another important achievement for the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) in its efforts to protect the GI in key export markets. Between 2005 and 2014, Scotch Whisky exports to all OAPI countries increased tremendously by 275% to £13.6 million from just under £5m.
Scotch Whisky is now officially recognised in nearly 100 countries around the world.
#Promotion: Tastes of Europe upcoming events
Last May, the European Union launched Tastes of Europe, a campaign to raise awareness about the EU Quality Schemes in China through GIs promotional activities (please have a look at the Producers Update Report ).
Before the end of the campaign next December, several events will take place in Beijing (Upcoming events). EU GI groups have the opportunity to participate in these initiatives and benefit from an extensive media coverage as well as networking opportunities with Chinese buyers, including important importers and distributors.
To participate in the upcoming events, please have a look at:
- Producer Involvement Info Pack , which details information about upcoming campaign events and how you can get involved;
- The accompanying Producer Form where you can notify how you would like to participate in the events. This form should be completed and returned to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
#Events: The 6th Swiss regional products’ competition
On 26-27 September, the 6th Swiss Competition of regional products will take place in Courtemelon-Delémont (Switzerland). The event, where some 1.000 Swiss regional products from 24 Cantons are expected to participate, is organized by the “Fondation Rurale Interjurassien”, an associate member of oriGIn.
Before the competition, on 25 September, an international conference on Best strategies on market access for local products will be organized with the aim to encourage a debate on how to add value to local products and boost rural development.
More information on the program and registration @ http://www.concours-terroir.ch/programme/conference-internationale?LanguageForce=EN