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
The pandemic has created huge uncertainty for the restaurant industry. Many that closed in March 2020 will never serve another customer. The ones that will eventually reopen will do so in a deeply-changed cultural, social and economic landscape.
We start to imagine the trends and levers of change that will allow restaurants to re-surface, and decrypt how they will affect the restaurants’ wine list.
We meet popular food writer Alicia Kennedy, who is currently at work on a history of veganism, to be published in 2022. We discuss food and the many issues surrounding it, from politics and labour to hospitality and sourcing. In exploring what the future holds for ingredients, recipes and the restaurant experience, we consider their impact on the future of restaurants and their wine lists.
ARENI invited Geisenheim University’s Professor Monika Christmann, the current vice president of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and Dr Ignacio Sanchez Recarte, the secretary general of Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV – European Committee for Wine Companies), to a discussion about wine labelling, and about upcoming World Health Organisation (WHO) proposals around alcohol, and what they mean for wine.
We meet Véronique Pardo, food anthropologist and director of France’s Observatoire des habitudes alimentaires (Eating Habits Observatory). We discussed with her the values that eaters hold today and how the current crisis has changed some of the foundations of our food systems, and of course, what it means for Fine Wine.
ARENI rencontre Véronique Pardo, anthropologiste alimentaire et directrice de l’Observatoire CNIEL des Habitudes Alimentaires. Avec elle, nous abordons les questions des valeurs sous-jacentes qui nourrissent nos modeles alimentaires et ce que les récentes tendances nous permettent de deviner sur le futur de nos sociétés, et sur la place des Grands Vins au sein de tout cela.
Tuesday 26th Jan – 4.30pm-6pm GMT – Online For our first Insight Series of the year, we look inside the European Union and the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). From upcoming labelling laws to updates to the Common Agricultural Policy, plus the World’s Heath Organisation (WHO) latest alcohol recommendations, we explore what’s at stake for Fine Wine in … Read More
Constanze Stelzenmüller is a Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, a German international relations analyst, policy and law scholar, and journalist.
In this riveting interview, she discusses how recent events and international politics are likely to impact the global future, including the future for trade and prosperity.
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.