Define Fine Wine White Paper

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

Why the world of wine needs gate openers

As the world opens up and restaurants overflow again, many producers are now connecting with their old business networks once again. How can they apply the lessons they learned from the pandemic, and maintain both their new and old communities?

Revisiting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – In Conversation with Dr. Akilah Cadet

We meet Akilah Cadet, founder of Change Cadet, a US-based change management and organizational development consulting firm supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.

Twelve month after the murder of American George Floyd, We take a moment to look back, measure the progress and ask what the next steps could be. What would true diversity mean for Fine Wine?

Towards a local understanding of diversity and inclusion

Many of the voices leading the conversation on diversity and inclusion are American. What does this mean for communities outside North America?

We meet British journalist Tomiwa Owolade to discuss the complexity of the BIPOC situation in Europe and in the UK.

Podcast – On Money, Transparency and Diversity – In Conversation with Andrew Jefford

Money is not the most comfortable of topics in the wine world, though fair remuneration is the key to increasing the diversity of voices and talents. In this podcast we meet Andrew Jefford, an award-winning journalist, wine writer and educator, and one of the only major figures in an otherwise opaque industry to publicly reveal his revenue and earnings. We discuss writing, negotiation power and transparency, and how to define one’s worth in today’s wine world.

Podcast – Inside the Head of a Collector – In Conversation with Prof. Shirley Mueller

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.

Podcast – Inside France’s culinary college for a glimpse of the future – In Conversation with Celia Tunc

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.

Fine Wine in Brazil – In Conversation with Thiago Mendes

Thiago Mendes co-founded Eno Cultura wine school in Brazil in 2013 , which also runs events and tastings. In 2017, Eno Cultura was named Wine Educator of the Year by the WSET. He spoke with ARENI and shares his insights on the local Fine Wine market and his consumers profiles.

Podcast – The Rise of the Non-Premise – In Conversation with Tim Angelillo

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.

Fine Wines in the Emirates – In Conversation with Oliver Dixon

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.