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.

Understanding Asia’s Affluent Consumers – In Conversation with Amrita Banta

We meet Amrita Banta, founder and director of Agility Research, a luxury consulting company ranked among the top ten globally, which focuses on the affluent consumers of luxury and premium brands.

We discuss how COVID changed the relationship between Asian consumers and luxury goods, and how the past few months have led to renewed spending, and to Fine Wine finding its way into millions of Asian households for the first time.

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.

Life-Changing Travel in the Time of COVID

We meet Tom Marchant, co-founder and director of Black Tomato, an award-winning agency which creates what they describe as unique and perfectly-tailored travel experiences. We discuss what luxury, hospitality and creating experiences means in practice. In consideration of ARENI’s latest report, we compare and contrast what fine wine consumers have in common with affluent travellers.

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?

Podcast – On Money, Transparency and Diversity – In Conversation with Andrew Jefford

Money is not the most comfortable of topics in the wine world, though fair remuneration is the key to increasing the diversity of voices and talents. In this podcast we meet Andrew Jefford, an award-winning journalist, wine writer and educator, and one of the only major figures in an otherwise opaque industry to publicly reveal his revenue and earnings. We discuss writing, negotiation power and transparency, and how to define one’s worth in today’s wine world.

Podcast – Inside the Head of a Collector – In Conversation with Prof. Shirley Mueller

Collecting objects gives enormous pleasure to approximately one third of the population, providing such benefits as intellectual stimulation, the thrill of the chase, and leaving a legacy. On the other hand, the same pursuit can engender pain; for example, paying too much for an object, unknowingly buying a fake, or dealing with the frustrations of collection dispersal. Until recently, there was no objective way to enhance the positive (pleasure) aspects of collecting and minimize the negative (pain).
Now, for the first time, scientific research in neuro- and behavioral economics gives us a way to turn this around. We meet neuroscientist and psychiatrist Shirley M. Mueller, MD. By using examples from these disciplines, she relates her own experiences as a serious collector and as a neuroscientist to examine different behavioral traits which form the basis of collecting.

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.