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

Re-inventing restaurants, re-thinking wine lists

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.

Podcast – Ingredients, recipes and chefs – How to move the restaurant world forward – In Conversation with Alicia Kennedy

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.

Wine labelling in Europe – Getting ready for 2022

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.

Podcast – Codes, normes et croyances – Ce que l’ évolution de nos modeles alimentaires disent de nos sociétés

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.

Shaping Tomorrow – Inside Brussels and the OIV

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

Five takeaways from 2020

The collective brain power of ARENI’s contributors tracked the changes as they happened, discussing and analysing what it said about the future of wine. Here are some highlights of what we discussed in 2020.

Five reasons to consider collective models – How coming together could futureproof the Fine Wine world

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?

In This Together – How Fine Wine is re-thinking its collective models

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.