Unblocked: 20 Minutes Into The Future, Part 5

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Max Headroom 20 Minutes Into the Future ©All3Media

Unblocked: 20 Minutes Into The Future, Part 5 Part 4 described how Blockchain will be used in the wine industry to guarantee wine quality, safety and origins. In this final Part 5 of Unblocked, it’s time to imagine what the future of Blockchain and Wine will be. The road ahead This is what the road ahead looks like right now. It’s …

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Unblocked: from Grape 2 Glass, Part 4

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Consumer trust

Unblocked: from Grape 2 Glass, Part 4 Part 3 took a look at wine frauds. Because of wine and food scandals, consumers distrust the system and are increasingly demanding traceability & transparency about food and wine. In wine, this ideally needs to exist all the way from grape 2 glass. As you know, we now have lots of complicated wine …

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Unblocked: a brief history of wine fraud, Part 3

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Wine frauds

Unblocked: a brief history of wine fraud, Part 3 Wine Frauds – a short detour Wine Fraud exploits wine industry processes in many ways. The rewards are high, while the chances of being caught are small. Penalties such as fines and imprisonment tend to be light too. Wine fraud damages everyone. This slide lists ten major wine frauds that are all a …

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Unblocked: the Trust Machine, Part 2

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The Blockchain Trust Machine components

Unblocked: the Trust Machine, Part 2 Part 1 claimed that the Blockchain is a Trust Machine. But what is it? The Blockchain has several essential elements that combine to make it a Trust Machine. The Ledger is a critical part. It’s just a database; recording transactions, assets, locations and anything else. The clever bit is that the Ledger sits on a …

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Unblocked: the revolution will not be centralised, Part 1

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Unblocked From grape2glass

Unblocked: the revolution will not be centralised, Part 1 Unblocked is an edited version of my business presentation about Blockchain and wine. This was made at venues including  wine2wine in Verona, called “From grape2glass – demystifying the Blockchain”. The goal was to show at a high level how Blockchain will transform the wine industry. In short, the goal was for the audience …

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wine2wine Verona – No Dry Ice or Flying Pigs

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wine2wine Verona. Giving it some.

wine2wine Verona – No Dry Ice or Flying Pigs I’ve recently returned from wine2wine Verona. It lived up to it’s billing as a leading forum for the wine business worldwide, as previewed here.  What makes a great conference? What makes a great Conference? I reckon that the following essentials are on anybody’s list: Learning something new that can make a positive …

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Visiting Villa Monteleone in Valpolicella

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Villa Monteleone Valpolicella

Visiting Villa Monteleone in Valpolicella I visited Villa Monteleone on a hot spring day infused with the smell of Jasmine. We sat in the shade of an ancient Cherry tree tasting the wines with owner Lucia Duran Raimondi. Magic was in the air. Villa Monteleone is in the most western part of the Valpolicella Classico zone in northern Italy, found …

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The Anteprima Amarone in Verona

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FIJEV and Anteprima Amarone 2012 Exhibition

The Anteprima Amarone, February 2016 In February 2016, FIJEV participated in the Anteprima Amarone for the first time. This event occurs annually, arranged by the Consorzio di Tutela Vini Valpolicella.  Held for the thirteenth time in beautiful Verona, this featured the new 2012 Amarone vintage. However, there was an opportunity to discover the Valpolicella region and its various wine styles. There …

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