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?
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.
What is the current state of the relationship between the US and the EU? Can the rising tensions between the two friends be resolved or will the European Union need to plot a future where America is less relevant to its security? And how will these partners deal with the rise of China? How will that impact the Fine Wine trade?