The Future of Wine 2020 Conference

See below for video recordings of each session from our recent conference.

How Covid has changed the wine industry – Day 1 Session 1

Speakers:
Jancis Robinson MW
Sam Linter, managing director and chief winemaker, Bolney Wine Estate
Simon Doyle, general manager, Concha y Toro UK
Joan Esteve Julià, director, Celler Raimat
Moderator:
Richard Bampfield MW

Can we agree on a global definition of sustainability in wine – Day 1 Session 2

Speakers:
David Horlock, managing director, global food and retail supply chain, British Standards Institution
Anne Jones, partner & category manager, drinks, wines, beers and spirits buying, Waitrose & Partners
Laura Varpasuo, sustainability manager, Alko Inc (Finland’s alcohol monopoly)
Karin Kreider, executive director, ISEAL Alliance
Moderator:
Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine

Proliferation or consolidation: What is the future of certification in wine – Day 1 Session 3

Speakers:
Kim Forsberg, sustainability manager, Vingruppen i Norden (wine importer)
Marcus Ihre, sustainability manager, Systembolaget AB (Sweden’s alcohol monopoly)
Sue Daniels, winemaker, Marks & Spencer
Stefano Stefanucci, director, Equalitas s.r.l.
Francesco Ricasoli, owner and CEO, Castello di Brolio
Moderator:
Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine

In the vineyard: Small producers on key lessons learned, opportunities and pitfalls – Day 1 Session 4

Speakers:
Sally Evans, owner and winemaker, Château George 7
Will Davenport, owner and winemaker, Davenport Vineyards
Diana Snowden Seysses, owner and winemaker, Snowden Vineyards, winemaker, Domaine Dujac
Moderator:
Jasper Morris MW

Social Issues in wine: How to define and tackle real and potential labour abuses – Day 1 Session 5

Speakers:
Anna Chilton, ESG and Agriculture, Executive MBA in Sustainable Business BSL
Zachary Kiarie, Fairtrade Africa Southern Africa Network
Sue Daniels, winemaker, Marks & Spencer
Moderator:
Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine

Logistics and Distribution: How will delivery of wine change by 2025 – Day 1 Session 6

Speakers:
Anton Mann, owner, Xisto Wines
Richard Ellison, founder and buyer, Wanderlust Wine
Troy Christensen, CEO, Enotria & Coe
Chris Porter, business development manager, Kukla Beverage Logistics
Moderator:
Richard Bampfield MW

Social issues in wine: How to improve community empowerment in a wine business – Day 1 Session 7

Speaker:
Elena Carretero Gomez, corporate affairs and sustainability director, Vina Santa Rita
Moderator:
Anna Chilton, ESG and Agriculture, Executive MBA in Sustainable Business BSL

Lessons from Spain: How wine industry can tackle sustainability and climate change – Day 1 session 8

Speakers:
Marta Terrado, science communication specialist & postdoc researcher at the Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Joan Esteve Julià, director, Celler Raimat (Catalonia, Spain)
Albert Hereu, general manager, Catalan Cork Institute Foundation
Moderator:
Miquel Ros, independent consultant and writer

In the vineyard: What regenerative approaches mean for soil health improvements – Day 1 Session 9

Speakers:
Neil Collins, winemaker and vineyard manager, Tablas Creek
Harry Farnsworth, projects lead, sustainable agriculture, Control Union UK
Gabriel Bloise, winemaker, Chakana Winery, Mendoza, Argentina
Facundo Bonamaizon, agronomist, Chakana Winery, Mendoza, Argentina
Moderator:
Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine

What should wine industry leadership on climate change look like? – Day 1 Session 10

Speakers:
Adrian Bridge, CEO, Taylors Port & Fladgate Partnership, Porto Protocol
Miguel A. Torres, 4th generation and President Familia Torres
Joanna Griffiths, global food community director, BSI
Moderator:
Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine

What the wine industry can learn about sustainability from other industries? – Day 2 session 1

Speakers:
Dr. Simon Lord, independent palm oil and sustainability expert
Anna Turrell, head of environment, Tesco
Gordon Muir, head of sales, Gordon and Macphail Whisky & Premium Spirit Merchants
Ignacio Gavilan, director, environmental sustainability, Consumer Goods Forum
Bastien Sachet, CEO, Earthworm Foundation
Moderator:
Ian Welsh, editorial director, Innovation Forum

In the winery: How circular approaches in the winery can save money and emissions – Day 2 session 2

Speakers:
Florence Cathiard, president, Smith Haut Lafitte
Fabien Teitgen, winemaker, Smith Haut Lafitte
Moderator:
Anna Chilton, ESG and Agriculture, Executive MBA in Sustainable Business BSL

Biodiversity in the vineyard, how to work with nature not against it – Day 2 session 3

Speakers:
Belén Iacono, chief agronomist, Adrianna Vineyard, Catena Zapata
Matias Rios, chief winemaker, Cono Sur
Romain Ott, production director & head winemaker, Château Léoube
Moderator:
Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine

Misinformation in wine: How transparency and science can change the debate on clean and natural wine – Day 2 session 4

Speakers:
Richard Bampfield MW
Anne Jones, partner & category manager, drinks, wines, beers and spirits buying, Waitrose & Partners
Felicity Carter, editor-in-chief, Meininger’s Wine Business International
Liz Earle MBE, writer, TV presenter and entrepreneur
Moderator:
Erica Duecy, chief content officer, Emetry

Sustainable packaging, how wine will be sold in 2025 and beyond – Day 2 session 5

Speakers:
Lauren Holman, export sales manager, Château Léoube
David Harvey, head of the London office, Raeburn Fine Wines
Brad Greatrix, winemaker, Nyetimber
Dominique Tourneix, CEO, DIAM France
Moderator:
Sally Evans, owner and winemaker, Château George 7

How do we use sustainability to attract the next generation of wine consumers? – Day 2 session 6

Speakers:
Richard Wright, behavioural science director, Unilever
Madeline Puckette, co-founder, WineFolly.com
Allison Jordan, executive director, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
Richard Ellison, founder and buyer, Wanderlust Wine
Moderator:
Hanna Halmari, editor, Sustainablewine.co.uk