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.
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.
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.
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.
JFW was the first wine company to install Tesla’s stationary energy storage systems, and is currently one of Tesla’s largest installations. The batteries are installed at six wineries throughout California, including Kendall-Jackson in Sonoma and Napa, La Crema and Stonestreet in Sonoma, and Carmel Road in Monterey.
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