Daily Wine News: Being the Lone Black Employee in a Tasting Room

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 06-22-2020

In VinePair, J’Nai Gaither shares her experience as the lone Black employee working in the tasting room of a Napa winery. “In my experience, every aspect of the wine industry has failed people of color. But in nowhere is it more evident than in the tasting room… Wineries don’t want to acknowledge that people of color on staff get treated differently, because they don’t want to do the work required to develop truly inclusive workplaces.”

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Esther Mobley talks to the wine professionals speaking out against the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, for charges that include the court failing to be equitable and inclusive for people of color.

Wine Country has reopened, but a rise in coronavirus cases in Napa and Sonoma stirs fears, reports Shwanika Narayan and Esther Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle.

In Wine-Searcher, Oliver Styles makes a case for getting rid of blind tasting.

“No other wine has been the object of such devoted campaigning, proselytizing and ardor as riesling.” Eric Asimov wants you to give Riesling another chance.

Wine sales have surged during the pandemic—but for who? In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre says bigger players are dominating the field, with small producers needing to get creative.

In the Buyer, Jamie Goode explores the evolution of the Finger Lakes and Long Island.

In Food & Wine, Betsy Andrews highlights Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.

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