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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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Finding Black Joy in Napa: “Cultured” in America’s Renowned Wine Country

How to Experience Black Napa Valley Written by Dr. Monique Bell Photography by Lightspeed Films/Erin Malone   Napa Valley, California holds a storied place in the imaginations of wine connoisseurs and novices alike. The wine region’s lore is quintessentially “American,” with facets of pioneering, agrarian roots, can-do attitude, and innovation. As is the case with …

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Juneteenth, A New Way to Celebrate

Celebration, Elevation, and Reconciliation for Our Ancestors Written by Stacy Lloyd Artwork by Cindy Nguyen   Juneteenth: a celebration of liberation and African-Americans’ true freedom from enslavement in the United States. Now a federally-observed holiday, June 19th beckons us to take a bow to our ancestors. Freedom Day, as Juneteenth is also known, is a …

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Taco Tuesday Vegan Wine Pairings

Easy recipe pairing wine with Mexican Food Written by Monique Copeland   IT’S TACO TUESDAY!! So, where to begin? We all know, that wine goes with everything right? Friends, family, brunch, dinner, and celebrations – just about any and every occasion. But wine is best served with moments of love, and sometimes love comes in …

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