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grief in the black community

United in Grief: How to Live, Deal, and Thrive Through Collective Trauma

The ability to deal with loss and pain while celebrating the lives and legacies of those who have passed before us is critical to wellness and the longevity of the Black community. Let’s focus on how to live, deal and thrive in it. By Vanessa Charlot   RIP Tyre Nichols and all of those we’ve …

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diversity in wine

Who’s Still Doing the Work? Making Wine Inclusive Takes Commitment

Three years after the racial reckoning in 2020, these organizations are still committed to seeking more diversity in wine through scholarships and educational initiatives.   By Sedale McCall   “Do the Work.” It was a phrase that rose to prominence in 2020, as many industries looked at how diverse and inclusive they were and saw the …

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Experiencing Aslina Wines: Ntsiki Biyela’s U.S. Grand Tasting Tour

Traveling through eight states across North America, Aslina Wines pairs well with everything from traditional South African Braai to Vegan-Soul cuisine. Written by Sedale McCall   Just ahead of the wine world descending into Capetown for Cape Wine 2022, South African winemaker Ntsiki Biyela traveled across the United States to promote her collection of Aslina …

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Telling Our Stories: Wine Writers Symposium Seeking Representation

Curating an experience that’s inclusive and committed to long-term change. Written by Sedale McCall   Early in August, writers, editors, marketers, and more came together for the 2022 Wine Writers Symposium (WWS). Founded by Meadowood Napa Valley and the Napa Valley Vintners, the three-day event explores several themes related to contemporary wine writing and attracts …

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Wine Influencers Creating their own paths

Three Women in Wine Creating Their Own Paths

Desiree Harrison-Brown, Meaghan Odum, and Jessica Yanez are using their unique voices to be the change we want to see in wine. Written by Sedale McCall   “I wanted to be a particular person that I saw in a restaurant. Dapper, Italian-cut suit, pointed-toe shoes, wonderful black serviette draped over his forearm, bottle held high. …

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