ARENI starts to imagine the place of restaurants in the post-pandemic world, and ask how changed circumstances will impact their wine lists.
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.
We meet Véronique Pardo, food anthropologist and director of France’s Observatoire des habitudes alimentaires (Eating Habits Observatory). We discussed with her the values that eaters hold today and how the current crisis has changed some of the foundations of our food systems, and of course, what it means for Fine Wine.
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?
The world of wine is not just complex, it can be baffling and difficult to enter. There are many and diverse barriers to entry – recent weeks have shown just how high those barriers remain. Given this, how can we share knowledge and the access to the people, places and wines needed to build a career?
German-born Marc Almert, ASI Best Sommelier in the World 2019, to discuss the Future of Hospitality and its Leadership. From reinventing guest experiences in a Covid-19 world to creating a truly inclusive environment, and inspiring staff and customers alike, Marc articulates a refreshing vision of the role of sommelier.