Why the world of wine needs gate openers

As the world opens up and restaurants overflow again, many producers are now connecting with their old business networks once again. How can they apply the lessons they learned from the pandemic, and maintain both their new and old communities?

Fine Wines in the Emirates – In Conversation with Oliver Dixon

Oliver Dixon is Head of Fine Wine at MMI (Maritime and Mercantile International), a subsidiary of Emirates Group. Headquartered in Dubai, it is the number one beverage distributor in UAE and Oman, supplies duty free retailers and has 17 retail stores. He spoke with ARENI and shares his insights on the local Fine Wine market and his consumers profiles.

Podcast – The Rise of the Non-Premise – In Conversation with Tim Angelillo

What if there was a way of – legally -working alongside the established three-tier system in the US to create a disruptive route to market without disrupting the system in place? What would it take to build a distribution channel that would allow consumers to directly order cocktails – or wine- on their phone and receive it a mere three hours later at their door?
What does this new “non-premise” channel could mean for spirits and wine brands alike? How could we leverage it to address the upper-end of the market and create bespoke, premium experiences on top of convenience? What could wine brands willing to extend their digital presence could learn from a model like this?
We talk to Tim Angelillo, founder and CEO of Sourced Craft Cocktails, and discuss how he used his 20 years of experience working for tech giants to create and efficient data and information based system, that checks all the boxes.

Re-inventing restaurants, re-thinking wine lists

The pandemic has created huge uncertainty for the restaurant industry. Many that closed in March 2020 will never serve another customer. The ones that will eventually reopen will do so in a deeply-changed cultural, social and economic landscape.

We start to imagine the trends and levers of change that will allow restaurants to re-surface, and decrypt how they will affect the restaurants’ wine list.

Wine labelling in Europe – Getting ready for 2022

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.

Shaping Tomorrow – Inside Brussels and the OIV

Tuesday 26th Jan – 4.30pm-6pm GMT – Online For our first Insight Series of the year, we look inside the European Union and the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). From upcoming labelling laws to updates to the Common Agricultural Policy, plus the World’s Heath Organisation (WHO) latest alcohol recommendations, we explore what’s at stake for Fine Wine in … Read More