Diversity and inclusion matter - not only in wine, but in life. Diversity, representation, and inclusion are key tenets of humanity.
Doing My Part
I am an advocate and passionate about doing my part to create space for diversity and inclusion in the wine industry, particularly for the black, BIPOC, and underrepresented communities.
When I am given a wine sampling opportunity, interview request, or a press trip invitation, I confirm that the PR firm has invited BIPOC wine professionals, using Julia Coney’s Black Wine Professionals website as a resource for finding those professionals.
I am committed to providing resources - like the directory below - that make it easy to find and support black-owned wineries. You can support a black-owned winery with a simple bottle purchase or a visit to their tasting room.
I also believe in supporting organizations on a mission to diversify the wine industry. This is why I give 10% of my proceeds to Wine Unify, an organization that seeks to celebrate and support diverse voices of underrepresented minorities within the wine industry.
Helping Wine Unify advance its mission to remove obstacles to education, funding, mentorship, and/or a general feeling of exclusion for professionals of color.