Podcast – In Conversation with Elizabeth Linder

Though digital conversations are being useful to establish a regular level of connection, are they still relevant when it comes to etablishing trust, complicity or intimacy? How can Fine Wine, a social and human product that is meant to be shared, can create new paradigms to thrive in the digital world?

The evolving wine consumer – The Real Business of Wine

On 21 April, our chair Nicole Rolet and executive director Pauline Vicard joined hosts Robert Joseph and Polly Hammond of The Real Business of Wine webcast, as well as guests Amber LeBeau of Spit Bucket and Francis Perrin of Washington’s Chateau Ste Michelle, for a virtual discussion on the changing wine consumer.  Pauline presented part of ARENI’s research started in … Read More

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

Empowering your staff – Laura Catena and Karissa Kruse

Innovation doesn’t always have to take the form of massive shifts in the business model or transformational structural changes. Sometimes it’s the small shifts in the day-to-day running of a business or taking care of employees that can have the greatest impact.

Bordeaux – Beyond En Primeurs – The Real Business of Wine

On the day that the Bordeaux En Primeur week should be getting underway, Fine Minds Robert Joseph and Polly Hammond invite Decanter correspondent and award-winning writer, Jane Anson to discuss with chateau owners, merchants and scientists who have been analysing the region using satellite imagery, what the 2019 vintage is really like, the implications of delaying its Spring release, and more generally how the region is responding to our new reality.

Remote Control – The Real Business of Wine

Fine Minds Robert Joseph and Polly Hammond discuss the practical adjustements needed as countries and regions, from Spain to San Francisco declare States of Emergency and lockdown.
With Fine Minds Laura Catena, Camilla Lunelli, Reka Haros and Rebecca Hopkins