Wine Unify, a platform that champions diversity and inclusion for underrepresented minorities in the wine industry, launched this week. The organization was co-founded by notable wine industry figures, DLynn Proctor, Martin R. Reyes MW, Mary Margaret McCamic MW.
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 color.
Co-hosts Katherine Cole and Martin Reyes along with two distinguished experts discuss the big issues in dining and drinking culture, relating to sustainability, human rights, and contemporary life. Digging into deep topics that tie food and beverage to the most important debates of the day: The wellbeing of migrant farm laborers, the environmental sustainability of the food system, racism in food media, and sexual harassment and assault within the wine industry.
The Four Top is winner of both the James Beard and IACP awards for Best Culinary Podcast and has been a featured podcast at PodCon.
Paige Comrie is an associate for Reyes Wine Group and additionally runs her own blog where she features her favorite wines and the stories behind the label. She holds her WSET Level 3 Certificate, and I met her while instructing for Grape Experience. Learn More
Culinary Art Scool
The first school specialized in Culinary Arts in Northwest Mexico. They started their activities in 2003, at a strategic point: the city of Tijuana in Baja California. Very close to the border with the United States and the wine region of Ensenada, where more than 90% of Mexican wine is produced. Learn More
Founded in 2005, Grape Experience offers all four levels of The Wine & Spirits Education Trust’s (WSET) wine, spirits, and sake certification courses in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Boston regions, as well as online. In 2012, WSET recognized Grape Experience as their Wine Educator of the Year. Learn More
Offering internationally endorsed wine courses, custom Sommelier + Chef at home private tastings and events and specialty foods in Mexico. Learn More
San Francisco Wine School
San Francisco Wine School strives to help people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier David Glancy, it is the largest wine school in the country offering the most thorough approach to wine study. Learn More
The Institute of Masters of Wine
The inspiration for it all, a dream of mine since 2006. Did you know I applied and was turned away from being a student in 2010? If at first you don’t succeed… drink a ton more wine! Find out more about the top wine industry credential in the world. Learn More
Meghan Vergara is a Certified Sommelier with over 15 years experience working in world class culinary and wine markets such as New York City and Napa Valley. Veritas Consultants offers services from small wine tastings to large scale wine education for corporate groups and Sommelier lead trips through wine country. Learn More