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
We meet Rebecca Hopkins, founder of A Balanced Glass, who is on a mission to help wine professionals stay safe and healthy while navigating a career in alcohol. We look at the pitfalls and problems of working with wine, and ask what role fine wine plays when it comes to questions of health and wellbeing for both employees and consumers.
On 17 November, ARENI collaborated with 67 Pall Mall in London to organise a debate on the theme Is Fine Wine Too Cheap?
ARENI will present the main arguments presented by both teams on that evening. This first article presents the opening statement in favour of the motion made by Pauline Vicard, Executive Director of ARENI Global.
In this special episode, international journalist and ARENI contributor Felicity Carter and Pauline Vicard, ARENI’s executive director, explore the concepts of authenticity and typicity, looking at what the concepts mean in different cultures. Diving deep into history and social science, they explore how these concepts arose and how they’re being disrupted by a new emphasis on individuality, versus the collective visions of previous generations.
We meet Corina Kwami, American jazz singer, tap dancer and performer, and a passionate music historian.
We explore the origins of jazz and music’s social role in the world today, and what Fine wine could learn from jazz in terms of interpretation, blending, control and the power of bringing various voices together.
We meet Georgia Panagopoulou, known as Wine Gini on social media. Georgia is head of one of the biggest online wine communities, including both Facebook and Instagram where she has 112,000 followers.
We discuss how social media campaigns are created and measured, while debunking the digital clichés, one by one.
Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Director of LSE Cities, a global centre of research and teaching which received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2016-18. At LSE he teaches in the Executive MSc in Cities and other courses and co-directs the Urban Age programme.
He spoke with ARENI about the future of cities.
We meet Sandrine Goeyvaerts, a Belgian wine merchant, journalist for Elle magazine and author of several books on wine. Her latest work, “Manifeste pour un vin inclusif (Manifesto for an inclusive wine) argues for a different use of language within the French-speaking wine world and looks at changing the language of wine could open the door to new consumers.