The collective brain power of ARENI’s contributors tracked the changes as they happened, discussing and analysing what it said about the future of wine. Here are some highlights of what we discussed in 2020.
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.