Real Business of Wine

The Editors

Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor of Food, Food & Wine, and Wine & Spirits Editor, of Travel & Leisure; Erica Duecy of Vinepair; and Felicity Carter of Meininger’s Wine Business International. Three of the world’s leading wine editors share the secrets of how to get an audience for your words in respected media.

Excelling at Ecommerce

Now more than ever, wineries are looking toward ecommerce to keep the doors open. In this session, we ask leaders in wine website development to share their practical advice and best practices.

By The Numbers

Compared to other sectors, the wine industry often seems to rely on what it has done in the past or hunches. In this session, we talk to experts Lulie Halstead, Dr Simone Loose, and Paul Mabray about the challenges of gathering high quality data…and persuading wine producers to benefit from it.

Naturally Different, with Alice Feiring

If, like Eric Asimov of the New York Times, you are a natural and orange wine fan, or if you’ve yet to be seduced by low-intervention wines, this is your chance to put your questions to Alice Feiring, the unchallenged queen of the natural wine movement.

The Wine Writers

Join top international wine critics, Eric Asimov , Tim Atkin, and Elaine Chukan Brown as we explore the future of wine writing through the lens of financial and environmental sustainability.

Qualified Success

WSET? MW? MBA? What are the pros and cons of the main educational programs? Which qualification is most valuable for anyone looking for a job? Featuring: Ian Harris, head of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Damien Wilson of Sonoma State University, and Adrian Garforth, chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine.

Bordeaux – Beyond En Primeur, with Jane Anson

On the day that the Bordeaux En Primeur week should be getting underway, Decanter correspondent and award-winning writer, Jane Anson discusses with chateau owners, merchants and scientists who have been analysing the region using satellite imagery, what the 2019 vintage is really like, the implications of delaying its Spring release, and more generally how the…

Getting the Horn, with Monty Waldin

Star of TV’s Chateau Monty series, Monty Waldin is the world’s leading expert on Biodynamic wine, and author of two guides and a seminal book on the subject.