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Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry

Concepts and Cases

  • Sharon L. Forbes
  • Tracy-Anne De Silva
  • Armand Gilinsky Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Azadeh (Azi) Nilipour
    Pages 1-14
  3. Daniel Friel
    Pages 27-36
  4. Sharon L. Forbes, Tracy-Anne De Silva
    Pages 75-91
  5. Joanna Fountain, Sharon L. Forbes
    Pages 93-105
  6. Tracy-Anne De Silva, Azadeh (Azi) Nilipour, Nazanin Mansouri
    Pages 169-184
  7. Rosana Fuentes Fernández, Joshua Aboah
    Pages 185-200
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


This book examines the social dimension of sustainability in the wine industry.  Social sustainability focuses on people and communities.  Contributors explore topics such as philanthropy, poverty, natural disasters, communication, and wine tourism from a global perspective using research and case studies in developed and developing countries.  This edited book provides researchers, academics, practitioners and students with varied perspectives of social sustainability in the global wine industry. 


wine tourism wine business wine marketing philanthropy ethics wine consumers sustainability CSR corporate social responsibility social enterprise technology social sustainability social justice social entrepreneurship philanthropy sustainable wine

Editors and affiliations

  • Sharon L. Forbes
    • 1
  • Tracy-Anne De Silva
    • 2
  • Armand Gilinsky Jr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Lincoln UniversityChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.Lincoln UniversityChristchurchNew Zealand
  3. 3.Sonoma State UniversitySebastopolUSA

About the editors

Sharon Forbes is Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Tracy-Anne De Silva is Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Armand Gilinsky, Jr. is the F.J. Korbel Professor of Wine Business at Sonoma State University, USA. He is editor of Crafting Sustainable Wine Businesses: Concepts and Cases and founding editor of the Wine Business Case Research Journal.

Bibliographic information


“I am pleased to recommend this book as a useful guide for understanding the latest issues in the wine industry regarding sustainability and social action. This is the first text to focus on both sustainability and social action, which have been inherent in the wine sector but rarely available for students to study and learn them from a range of internationally known authors.” (Professor Larry Lockshin, University of South Australia, Australia)

“This is a very useful book for anyone who does research and/or teaches in wine business, especially around the topic of sustainability. Filled with many interesting examples, stories, and tips.” (Dr. Liz Thach, MW, Distinguished Professor of Wine & Management, Wine Business Institute, Sonoma State University, USA)

“A useful guide with great international examples from different fields of the wine business which underlines the importance of social responsibility.” (Professor Dr. Gergely Szolnoki, Geisenheim University, Germany)