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As wine professionals – with varying success – rush to host virtual tastings, we meet experts who launched highly popular podcasts and online platforms long before the current crisis.

India: The Other Emerging Market

Local taxes and legislation may make India a more daunting export market than China, but a new generation is increasingly enthusiastic about wine, and a growing number of impressive Indian wines are released every year. This is your chance to learn about this complex country from a panel of top experts.

New Zealand! 🇳🇿

New Zealand is one of the newest parts of the New World of wine. The Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that catapulted it onto the global stage was only planted in the 1970s, but within 20 years, New Zealand’s white wines were commanding the highest average prices in the world. Then came Otago Pinot Noir which has…

Flying Winemakers, with Nayan Gowda

The only former professional chef to have made wine in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Hungary, England, France, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and Norway, Nayan Gowda is currently working in the high-altitude vineyards of Bolivia. The internet connection was far from perfect, which explains the less-than-brilliant quality of the video and sound. And the fact that we…

The Future of Virtual Tastings

Wine has leapt into virtual tastings, but what happens with the doors re-open? Let’s look at the good and the bad and the future of virtual wine events in this very meta #RealBizWine.

New Ways of Looking at Luxury, with Maggie Henriquez, CEO of Krug

What is luxury wine? How does it differ from ‘fine wine’? And how is it going to fare in a post COVID-19 world? Join us for this collab with ARENI Global. We’ll talk to Maggie Henríquez, CEO of Krug Champagne, about these and other questions of importance to a financially crucial segment of the wine…

The Labels, with Neil Tully MW

For most wines, the difference between commercial success and failure may largely depend on the words and images printed on a small piece of paper. For this unique webcast, we invite award-winning designer Neil Tully MW to share his insights into how he goes about working with the producer to create a label that will…

Wine in the Time of Plague and War

Like every other sector, the wine industry is struggling to come to terms with COVID-19, but this is not the first major challenge it has faced over the centuries. How have wine producers and sellers fared during previous plagues and wars. We hear from respected historians Rod Phillips, author of “Wine: A Social and Cultural…

Building a Brand, Italy

What does it take to build a resilient brand? Today, we talk with top producers, Marilisa Allegrini, Roberto Bava and Jose Rallo of Donnafugata, and UK importer, David Gleave MW, about positioning, communication, perception, and relevance…at home and abroad.