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Can The Wine Industry Afford to Ignore DEI Initiatives?

What the Supreme Court and Corporations May Signal about Diversity in Wine By Erin Ortiz In 2020, small minority-owned businesses and employment flourished under DEI initiatives by major wine industry players like Constellation Brands and The Napa Valley Vintners trade group. However, in less than one election cycle, amid an ailing economy, and pushback from …

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Alicia Towns Franken: Pouring Passion into Wine Unify’s Legacy

 From accolades to advocacy, a candid conversation on inclusivity, mentorship, and building an inclusive wine community. By Vanessa Charlot   Alicia Towns Franken is not merely a presence in the world of wine; she is a force driving transformative change. As the Executive Director of Wine Unify, her passion extends beyond the vineyards, reaching into …

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7 Sparkling Wines Alternatives from BIPOC Entrepreneurs

A toast to exceptional still-wine alternatives, from BIPOC wine entrepreneuers, that sparkle in every sip.   By Candace Keeton     While the sounds of New Year’s Eve festivities are still ringing in our ears, the spirit of celebration doesn’t have to be swept away with the confetti.  In 2024, let’s redefine our toasts and make …

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Highlights from the 2nd Annual Black Wine Business Summit

Charting a Course for Equitable Change: Insights from Three Pivotal Panels and Dr. Monique Bell’s Groundbreaking Research on Black Entrepreneurship By Candace Keeton   Angela McCrae, the founder of Uncorked & Cultured, recently organized the second annual State of Black Wine Business virtual forum in collaboration with Dr. Monique Bell. Dr. Monique Bell is known …

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With Joseph Smith

Hispanic-Americans make up the majority of the workforce in wine, but only a tiny portion of winemakers. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we profile Joseph Smith of Klinker Brick Wines and how his story can change the statistics for hispanic winemakers. By Sedale McCall   The 4-week period from September 15-October 15 is U.S. Hispanic Heritage …

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