While the wine ecosystem, from production to distribution, seems to agree on what Fine Wine is not – a wine of poor quality, that’s mass produced, made using short cuts and widely distributed – there is little agreement on what a “Fine Wine” actually is. The very idea that we need to describe the meaning and attributes of Fine Wine … Read More
Collective models have defined wine production for decades. In every winemaking country, producers have come together in local, regional and national enterprises to share a common vision for quality, process and promotion. Wine people came together because they had to, and because joining forces was the best way to survive and answer particular needs.
Now, faced with a new crisis, can collective models still facilitate our short- and long-term needs?
This year has brought the importance of community into stark relief. Yet, as a group, we are still exploring what “in this together” means, in terms of both production and distribution.
A panel discussion to address important questions, as the dramatic changes in our working lives will extend into 2021 and beyond, upending the old ways altogether.
This week we meet French researcher Emile Servan Schreiber to discuss the power of collective intelligence, and the different ways to harness, measure and maximise the efficiency of our joined brains. As we navigate our way through the “wisdom of crowds”, we also explore how women and diversity can help build better and smarter organisations.
The world of wine is not just complex, it can be baffling and difficult to enter. There are many and diverse barriers to entry – recent weeks have shown just how high those barriers remain. Given this, how can we share knowledge and the access to the people, places and wines needed to build a career?
Acclaimed journalist Elaine Chukan Brown meets living icons Bill and Will Harlan, for an exclusive and intimate discussion on succession, to hear father and son discuss their changing relationship through Harlan Estate’s and Promontory’s milestones. As Will prepares to take over from his dad, they share with us the next steps of their 200-year plan.
Two leading voices discuss curiosity and sense of responsibility when it comes to how we communicate around the complex topic of wine. Does language provide or hinder access to wine information? How does it relate to the assessment of wine and to regionalism, fundamental to traditional wine producing areas? Should there be a universal language in wine?
A conversation to explore the links between luxury, sociology, marketing and Fine Wine.
With Prof. Beverley Skeggs, we dive deep into behavioural science and the concepts of inclusivity and exclusivity, casting a different light on some of our ecosystem’s oldest battles and answering key questions on Fine Wine’s language, its symbolism and its struggle to break cultural norms.