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Majestic seeks new Diversity in Wine scholarship applicants

Published:  06 March, 2023

Leading retailer Majestic is inviting 12 new candidates to join its industry-leading Diversity in Wine scholarship programme.


New Golden Vines scholarship aims for wider BAME representation

Published:  09 January, 2023

The Gérard Basset Foundation, in collaboration with Wine Owners, Lay & Wheeler and IG Wines, has unveiled a new Golden Vines Scholarship for members of the BAME/BIPOC community who wish to break into the wine trade.


BAME Wine Professionals announce winners of Louis Roederer Bursary

Published:  18 November, 2022

BAME Wine Professionals, the not-for-profit initiative that shines a light on wine talent in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, has revealed the winners of its annual Champagne Louis Roederer Bursary.


Inside Hospitality report finds disturbing lack of support for minority ethnic groups

Published:  26 April, 2022

The second edition of the Inside Hospitality report has found worryingly high levels of racism in the workplace, cemented by 28% of Asian, 37% of Black and 39% of mixed ethnicity respondents experiencing or witnessing racism in their current place of work.


Most Wanted Wines launches new artist range

Published:  14 January, 2022

Globally sourced brand Most Wanted Wines has introduced a new range called the Most Wanted Collective. The collection encompasses five single-varietal wines with labels designed by leading UK artists, including London based street artist Jelly J, contemporary fine artist/painter Chris Hawkes, and fashion designer/illustrator Pete Obsolete.


Louis Roederer BAME Educational Bursary recipients announced

Published:  15 December, 2021

BAME Wine Professionals, the diversity-promoting website created by Mags Janjo and


Basset foundation unveils new BAME/BIPOC scholarships

Published:  19 May, 2021

Liquid Icons, the fine wine research and content production company founded by the late Gerard Basset OBE MW MS and his friend Lewis Chester, has unveiled a series of new scholarships for BAME/BIPOC students.


Diversity talk urges wine industry to own up to its privilege

Published:  22 October, 2020

Wine education to diploma level costs upwards of £10,000 – a number which has been used to highlight the issues involved in making the wine industry a more diverse and inclusive place.


Majestic unveils ‘Diversity In Wine’ Scholarship

Published:  17 September, 2020

Majestic is launching a new, all expenses paid scholarship to put up to 50 candidates from BAME or diverse backgrounds through their WSET Level 2 qualification.


Online wine platform launches with 50% discount to BAME students

Published:  10 September, 2020

A global online wine education platform using a new approach to tasting wine, and offering a 50% sponsorship to all BAME students, has been launched by Nick Jackson MW. 


Adding colour to wine

Published:  26 August, 2020

September will see the launch of The Colour of Wine, the first in a three part online series of events aimed at raising awareness of the contribution of people of colour in the drinks trade.


Soapbox: Five steps toward wine industry diversity

Published:  05 August, 2020

Black wine professional Magnavai Janjo urges the trade to swap discomfort for progressive conversation and sustainable steps towards greater inclusivity. 


Waking up to the whiteness of the trade

Published:  25 June, 2020

I was invited to write this blog following an email I sent Harper’s editor Andrew Catchpole expressing my disappointment over the magazine’s silence on race and diversity in the UK wine industry in light of the global Black Lives Matter movement following the murder of George Floyd.