Welcome to the Areni Global podcast. In today’s episode How to Connect Farming and Hospitality to Create a Complete Wine Business – In Conversation with Jean-Charles Boisset, Elaine Chukan Brown speaks to Jean-Charles Boisset, winemaker, owner of multiple wineries, author, proponent of organic and the biodynamic farming method and so much more. Together they delve into the meaning of hospitality and Jean-Charles’ devotion to showing people that wine can be a passion, a lifestyle. He accentuates the impact of intentions; his properties’ organic and biodynamic farming methods, and their importance for the future of farming, wine and health in general. Both Elaine and Jean-Charles also explore the more interesting aspects of the biodynamic ideology.
About Jean-Charles Boisset:
Jean-Charles Boisset was born into the world of wine in the village of Vougeot, Burgundy, France. His lifelong passion for wine began as a child, growing up above the cellars and within view of the centuries-old vineyards of Château du Clos Vougeot, the epicenter and birthplace of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. His parents, Jean-Claude and Claudine, founded the family winery in 1961 with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in one of the most traditional winegrowing regions in the world. Today, the family collection includes wineries that share more than 18 centuries of combined winemaking heritage and tradition in some of the world’s most prestigious terroirs, from Burgundy to the South of France, to California’s Napa Valley and Russian River Valley.
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About Elaine Chukan Brown:
Elaine is a member of Areni Global, she is a celebrated keynote speaker, educator, & wine writer and is one of the world’s top authorities on California wine. She previously served as the American Specialist for JancisRobinson.com, and as Contributing Writer to Wine & Spirits Magazine. She contributed to the award-winning 8th edition of the World Atlas of Wine, as well as the award-winning 4th edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine. The IWSC and VinItaly have named her one of the top wine communicators in the world the last two years in a row, and in 2019, the Wine Industry Network named Chukan Brown one of the 9 Most Inspiring People in Wine. She has been a celebrated speaker for events worldwide. In 2022, Brown was nominated for a James Beard Award in Journalism, and served as an advisor to the Women in Wine and Spirits Awards of China.
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More about today’s host:
Pauline Vicard is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Areni Global. She was born and raised into a winemaking family in Burgundy, and she has been working in the wine sector for the last 15 years both in Europe and Internationally, in the market research department of the Burgundy wine office and the French Embassy, before creating her own corporate wine events and education company in Lille, France. She moved to London in 2015 to spearhead the Wine Library of the unique and acclaimed Clerkenwell London, a multi-space design destination, before developing the concept of Fine Minds 4 Fine Wines with Nicole Rolet that led to the creation of Areni Global.
Pauline now directs all Areni’s activities, when she is not studying for the Master of Wine exam or playing ultimate frisbee.
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