How key players of the Fine Wine trade are getting ready for the last quarter of 2020.
Tuesday 29th of September – 4pm-6pm BST – Online
Covid-19, Brexit, US elections, restricted travel, cancelled trade shows, lulls in tourism and uncertain consumer confidence…Faced with so many uncertainties, how is the wine trade prepping for the key months leading to the holiday season?
We are gathering top experts from the US and Asian markets to talk portfolio management, winning logistics, consumption trends and contingency plans.
Nb – For a focus on the French and UK markets, join us on September 22nd
Join us in these essential discussions to harness change and successfully adapt.
Format : Panel discussions followed by Q&A
We are thrilled to welcome the below panellists:
Michael Mondavi – Founder & Coach – Folio Fine Wines
Michael Mondavi is known as a “quiet icon” and is widely credited with helping to establish and build the Napa Valley wine industry as we know it. Michael’s career began in 1966 when he and his father Robert co-founded the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, Napa Valley, and the rest is history.
In 2004, he founded Folio Fine Wine Partners – a full-service wine importer and marketing agency. Today, Folio is focused on representing the finest portfolio from esteemed family-owned producers from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, France, Austria and Mondavi’s own family portfolio from California.
Jamie Ritchie -Worldwide Head – Sotheby’s Wine
Jamie joined Sotheby’s in 1990 and has been responsible for expanding Sotheby’s wine business from being an auction house with sales based only in London to a multi-channel international wine merchant with 2019 sales significantly exceeding $125 million. Mr. Ritchie is one of the world’s leading wine auctioneers and has been regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Forbes and Wine Spectator magazine.
Sotheby’s Wine provides a global network to buy, sell, store and discover fine wines and spirits. Between our auction house (London, NYC and Hong Kong), retail stores (NYC and Hong Kong), storage facilities and expert advisors, Sotheby’s Wine is a comprehensive, trusted source for everything relating to wine and spirits.
Ryan Pennington – Senior Director Of Communications And Corporate Affairs, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Ryan’s responsibilities at St Michelle include marketing communications, corporate communications, community relations, and government affairs. Prior to joining the company Ryan served as Communications Director for the Washington Wine Commission, the marketing agency representing all of the state’s wineries and grape growers. Ryan actually began his career in politics, serving as an aide to U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire.
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a collection of distinctive wine estates, from Washington State and Willamette Valley to Napa.
Mario Aron – CEO – Sarment
Mario assumes responsibility for all Sarment Wine and Spirits activity across existing, new and developing markets. With more than 25 years experience living and working in Asia, and fluent in five languages, Mario joined Sarment in 2018 from one of China’s leading wine and spirits distribution businesses, where he successfully led a 96–strong team across operations, procurement, logistics and finance.
Sarment is Asia’s fastest growing luxury wine and spirits business providing ‘art de la table’ products and services to elevated trade customers, private clients and corporate enterprises active in the luxury community.