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

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

FM4FW2019 Recap

This post event recap presents the main ideas and actions developed during Fine Minds 4 Fine Wines 2019, an international Think Tank organised by Areni Global and dedicated to the Future of Fine Wine. With a focus on how we can ” Think-Share-Build and Shape” the future, we gathered 70 thought-leaders and forward thinkers, bringing together expertise from within the Fine Wine ecosystem as well as from diverse fields such as geopolitics, tech, finance and science.

Future Technology Series: The Future Technology in Wine Report

On April 25th, Pauline Vicard, our Executive Director, had the opportunity to participate in the London Technology Club’s second Future Technology Series event featuring Wine. Topics included technology used to support older methods of grape production with Apps able to monitor weather conditions affecting vines, technology to tackle counterfeiting and monitor storage conditions whilst wines are in transit, as well as insights into how our senses affect the overall experience of wine.

Familia Torres: Planting for Tomorrow

Familia Torres: Planting for Tomorrow

In light of the gradual and undeniable rise in temperature, in 2007 Bodegas Torres decided to take an even more active and decisive role in protecting the planet and the environment. The fight against climate change became a defining aspect of this mission.