Fine Wine, Health and Wellbeing – In Conversation with Rebecca Hopkins

We meet Rebecca Hopkins, founder of A Balanced Glass, who is on a mission to help wine professionals stay safe and healthy while navigating a career in alcohol. We look at the pitfalls and problems of working with wine, and ask what role fine wine plays when it comes to questions of health and wellbeing for both employees and consumers.

What Does Authenticity and Typicity Mean for Fine Wine? In Conversation with Felicity Carter and Pauline Vicard

In this special episode, international journalist and ARENI contributor Felicity Carter and Pauline Vicard, ARENI’s executive director, explore the concepts of authenticity and typicity, looking at what the concepts mean in different cultures. Diving deep into history and social science, they explore how these concepts arose and how they’re being disrupted by a new emphasis on individuality, versus the collective visions of previous generations.

What Fine Wine can learn from Jazz – In conversation with Corina Kwami

We meet Corina Kwami, American jazz singer, tap dancer and performer, and a passionate music historian.
We explore the origins of jazz and music’s social role in the world today, and what Fine wine could learn from jazz in terms of interpretation, blending, control and the power of bringing various voices together.

Is Fine Wine too Cheap?

On 17 November, ARENI collaborated with 67 Pall Mall in London to organise a debate on the theme Is Fine Wine Too Cheap?
ARENI will present the main arguments presented by both teams on that evening. This first article presents the opening statement in favour of the motion made by Pauline Vicard, Executive Director of ARENI Global.

Fine Wine and the Social Contract

To survive, fine wine must be clear about its commitment to moderation, responsibility and sustainability, while also mounting an argument that wine is a historic, cultural drink of pleasure and joy.

Fine Wine and Football – In Conversation with Tim Atkin MW and Phillipe Auclair

In the middle of the European football championship, we meet wine critic and journalist Tim Atkin MW and Phillipe Auclair, France’s football correspondant in the UK. In this special episode, we ponder very serious questions on these two popular social objects while having a lot of fun pairing football players and teams with their wine equivalent.

Towards a local understanding of diversity and inclusion

Many of the voices leading the conversation on diversity and inclusion are American. What does this mean for communities outside North America?

We meet British journalist Tomiwa Owolade to discuss the complexity of the BIPOC situation in Europe and in the UK.

Revisiting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – In Conversation with Dr. Akilah Cadet

We meet Akilah Cadet, founder of Change Cadet, a US-based change management and organizational development consulting firm supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.

Twelve month after the murder of American George Floyd, We take a moment to look back, measure the progress and ask what the next steps could be. What would true diversity mean for Fine Wine?

Salon at Larkmead – Looking Back and Looking Ahead

ARENI kicks off the 2021 Salon at Larkmead series and discusses the evolution of Fine Wine consumers with our very own Pauline Vicard joining Dan Petroski, Dr. Liz Thach, MW, Rob McMillan and Kinsey Grant.

Podcast – Inside France’s culinary college for a glimpse of the future – In Conversation with Celia Tunc

Celia Tunc is Secretary General of Collége Culinaire de France – France’s Culinary College. The association, founded by 18 of the most renowned and influential French chefs – including Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon and Paul Bocuse – aims to represent, promote and transmit artisanal culinary heritage through tradition and innovation. Celia emerges from a year that shook France’s relationships to gastronomy, restaurants, producers and winemakers, with the belief that the future of the world requires a new relationship to food, based on craftsmanship and diversity.