Daily Wine News: Building a More Diverse Wine Industry

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Leaders of the Association of African American Vintners talk with Wine Spectator on how to raise awareness of black-owned wineries and build a more diverse wine industry

In Wine Enthusiast, Chasity Cooper has a list of black-owned wine shops to support from coast to coast.

Richard Betts shares his resignation letter from the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas. “Recently the discourse has been about “the pin”, “the credential”, and I believe this has come at the expense of hospitality and inclusive education. If “preserving the integrity” of some elite credential is the main priority, which in turn leads us to treat our candidates in an unfair manner, then I want no part of it.”

Despite making wine for centuries, the modern Romanian industry has only been in existence since the fall of communism. In the Drinks Business, Phoebe French finds out how its strong growth plans are faring under the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague highlights wine books to read this summer. (subscription req.)

LM Archer checks in on how the Joseph Drouhin 2018 vintage is tasting in the Buyer.

For Wine & Spirits Magazine, Patricio Tapia visits Soria in the far eastern end of Ribera del Duero.

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