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
Collecting objects gives enormous pleasure to approximately one third of the population, providing such benefits as intellectual stimulation, the thrill of the chase, and leaving a legacy. On the other hand, the same pursuit can engender pain; for example, paying too much for an object, unknowingly buying a fake, or dealing with the frustrations of collection dispersal. Until recently, there was no objective way to enhance the positive (pleasure) aspects of collecting and minimize the negative (pain).
Now, for the first time, scientific research in neuro- and behavioral economics gives us a way to turn this around. We meet neuroscientist and psychiatrist Shirley M. Mueller, MD. By using examples from these disciplines, she relates her own experiences as a serious collector and as a neuroscientist to examine different behavioral traits which form the basis of collecting.
Celia Tunc is Secretary General of Collége Culinaire de France – France’s Culinary College. The association, founded by 18 of the most renowned and influential French chefs – including Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon and Paul Bocuse – aims to represent, promote and transmit artisanal culinary heritage through tradition and innovation. Celia emerges from a year that shook France’s relationships to gastronomy, restaurants, producers and winemakers, with the belief that the future of the world requires a new relationship to food, based on craftsmanship and diversity.
What if there was a way of – legally -working alongside the established three-tier system in the US to create a disruptive route to market without disrupting the system in place? What would it take to build a distribution channel that would allow consumers to directly order cocktails – or wine- on their phone and receive it a mere three hours later at their door?
What does this new “non-premise” channel could mean for spirits and wine brands alike? How could we leverage it to address the upper-end of the market and create bespoke, premium experiences on top of convenience? What could wine brands willing to extend their digital presence could learn from a model like this?
We talk to Tim Angelillo, founder and CEO of Sourced Craft Cocktails, and discuss how he used his 20 years of experience working for tech giants to create and efficient data and information based system, that checks all the boxes.
Oliver Dixon is Head of Fine Wine at MMI (Maritime and Mercantile International), a subsidiary of Emirates Group. Headquartered in Dubai, it is the number one beverage distributor in UAE and Oman, supplies duty free retailers and has 17 retail stores. He spoke with ARENI and shares his insights on the local Fine Wine market and his consumers profiles.