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AWBR 2023

July 11th – 14th

Academy of Wine Business Research

Hosted at Acadia University


For 2023, we have selected a conference theme that we hope will serve as a creative spark, allowing us to think about our research in a world full of new and emerging challenges; and changing contexts, environments, and practices.


Our conference theme is designed to expand – rather than restrict – the conference offerings. So, we will consider the full variety of topics we have enjoyed in past conferences, as well as themed papers.


We are also working to expand conference offerings. Again, we welcome submissions beyond wine business to include the businesses of beer, cider, and spirits.


Please help us spread the word about AWBR 2023 by distributing this invitation broadly across your personal and professional networks.


In addition to the regular conference sessions, there will be an all-conference symposium and panel discussion focused on wine and culture:

Mapping the Terrain: The Historicity and Sociology of Cultures of Wine, A Research Agenda

Presentations and discussion that highlight areas of research potential, including, but not limited to:


   History-work and Wine: The crafting and deployment of history and heritage in wine and wine markets.

   Wine in Societies: Alcohol and cultures of tasting, sipping, and drinking.

•.  Was Adam Smith right? Economic thought, wine as commodity or luxury good

•.  Politics and wine: Regulation (current and historic), wine, and social class

   Future culture(s) of wine: Demographics, technology, and the place of wine

*While we hope that everyone will be able to travel to enjoy the benefits of a fully in-person conference, we will provide access for those who can only attend virtually.

The Academy of Wine Business Research Conference 2023 will be held

11 – 14 July 2023

at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada


The 2023 conference welcomes submissions of:

• Competitive Papers

• Extended Abstracts (Works-in-Progress)

Submission guidelines can be found at:


09 January 2023

Submission deadline

01 March 2023

Acceptance notification

01 April 2023

Early bird registration deadline 

01 June 2023

Final registration deadline


Schedule Overview

Tuesday, July 11th

Afternoon: Tidal Bay Day – Taste and Learn about Nova Scotia’s first appellation 

Evening: Welcome Reception


Wednesday, July 12th

Morning/Afternoon: Paper sessions

Evening: Bottle share dinner


Thursday, July 13th

Morning/Afternoon: Paper sessions

Evening: Gala dinner


Friday, July 14th

Optional winery tours