The Future of Fine Wine – Focus on Hospitality

Sunday August 27th – 2pm-3.30pm, Dallas, Texas

An in-person workshop to explore fine wine’s definition and its evolution and discuss international perspectives on the segment’s biggest opportunities and threats with a special focus on hospitality. 

This workshop is built as an interactive session where attendees will have the chance to react to Areni’s research and share their views on the future of fine wine.

Main themes to be addressed:

  • What does it take for a wine to be considered “fine”?
  • Is fine wine the same as luxury wine?
  • How is this concept understood by trade and consumers? If they don’t share the same vision, how can we explain the differences?
  • What is the role of restaurants and sommeliers in creating fine wine’s status?
  • What role will restaurants and sommeliers play in the future of fine wine?


  • 2.00 – 2.45pm: The Future of Fine Wine, presented by Pauline Vicard, executive director of Areni Global
  • 2.45pm- 3.30pm: What role will restaurants and sommeliers play in the future of fine wine?
    A panel conversation moderated by Pauline Vicard. With Elaine Chuckan Brown, Francis Percival, Alisha Blackwell-Calvert, Julie Dalton MS.


Irving Convention Center – Level 3 Meeting Room
500 W Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039


This workshop is free and open to all Texsom participants and Areni members and partners. Registration is mandatory.

For more information on the global topic of fine wine and the restaurants, explore Areni’s publications below: