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

A Year in Conversation

“Realizing your goals will take more than passion, vision and commitment: it will take talking to other people.” John O’Leary

Understanding Asia’s Affluent Consumers – In Conversation with Amrita Banta

We meet Amrita Banta, founder and director of Agility Research, a luxury consulting company ranked among the top ten globally, which focuses on the affluent consumers of luxury and premium brands.

We discuss how COVID changed the relationship between Asian consumers and luxury goods, and how the past few months have led to renewed spending, and to Fine Wine finding its way into millions of Asian households for the first time.

The Future of Fine Wine Consumers

On April 27th 2021, we presented our latest, extensive research on today’s Fine Wine consumers and the complex forces at play that will define the buying behaviours of tomorrow.

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?

Fine Wine and Football – In Conversation with Tim Atkin MW and Phillipe Auclair

In the middle of the European football championship, we meet wine critic and journalist Tim Atkin MW and Phillipe Auclair, France’s football correspondant in the UK. In this special episode, we ponder very serious questions on these two popular social objects while having a lot of fun pairing football players and teams with their wine equivalent.

Who buys investment grade wine?

It’s easy to make assumptions about the wealthy, but if these assumptions turn out to be wrong, the wine trade may find itself engaging in sales and export strategies that are no longer relevant.

With this in mind, ARENI Global conducted a series of interviews with high-net-worth individuals (HNWI), to find out more about them, and how the pandemic impacted their behaviour.

Life-Changing Travel in the Time of COVID

We meet Tom Marchant, co-founder and director of Black Tomato, an award-winning agency which creates what they describe as unique and perfectly-tailored travel experiences. We discuss what luxury, hospitality and creating experiences means in practice. In consideration of ARENI’s latest report, we compare and contrast what fine wine consumers have in common with affluent travellers.

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.