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Several MWs shortlisted for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2020

Several MWs shortlisted for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2020

The shortlist of writers and photographers for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2020 has been announced, which includes Masters of Wine Tim Atkin MW, Lisa Granik MW, Richard Hemming MW, Anne Krebiehl MW and Jancis Robinson MWEmma Symington MW was also among the panel of seven judges who read and reviewed over 700 submitted pieces of work before debating and agreeing the shortlist.

The awards ceremony will be held virtually this year and is set to take place on 9 September 2020.

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Wine Unify launches initiatives to increase and celebrate diversity in the wine industry

Wine Unify launches initiatives to increase and celebrate diversity in the wine industry

Mary Margaret McCamic MW, DLynn Proctor and Martin Reyes MW have launched Wine Unify, a platform that champions diversity and inclusion for underrepresented minorities in the wine industry,

Armed with three initiatives – to welcome, to elevate, and to amplify underrepresented minorities – Wine Unify seeks to create more visibility and opportunity for people of colour.

Outreach, access and funding for wine education are pillars within the mission. In addition, Wine Unify seeks to create an environment with inspiring, inclusive content highlighting the breadth of minority talent in the wine industry.

Wine Unify is made up of a team of industry leaders who serve as mentors, ambassadors, or advisory board members. The current roster of leaders involved includes Gary Obligacion (Post Ranch Inn), Tonya Pitts (One Market), Alicia Towns Franken (Towns Franken Consulting), Anna-Christina Cabrales (Morrell Wine Bar), Priyanka French (Signorello Estate), Lucy Anderle (Mayacamas Vineyards), Julia Coney (Black Wine Professionals), Annette Alvarez-Peters (Costco AVP, retired), Andre Mack (Maison Noir Wines), Yashodhan ‘Billo’ Naravane MW (Rasa Vineyards), and Jessica Trujillo (JONATA & The Hilt).

With the assistance of sponsors, including Napa Valley Wine Academy, Wine.com, Coravin, and JancisRobinson.com, among others, Wine Unify is able to offer a variety of education-based awards for aspiring and existing minority wine professionals. Details and requirements to apply for these awards can be found on the website at www.wineunify.org.

For more information contact:
Martin R. Reyes MW, Mary Margaret McCamic MW, DLynn Proctor
Co-Founders
Wine Unify
707.947.3144
P.O. Box 2554, Napa, CA, 94558
hello@wineunify.org
www.wineunify.org

Sonal Holland Wine Academy launches 60 Minute Wine Pro

Sonal Holland Wine Academy launches 60 Minute Wine Pro

Sonal Holland Wine Academy has launched 60 Minute Wine Pro, an online introductory certificate course to the world of wine. The course is designed and delivered by Sonal Holland MW and anticipates the need of India’s F&B industry, which has grown not just within urban cities, but beyond these centres into II and III tier cities and remote getaways, where access to quality, affordable and accessible wine education is lacking.

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