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Nick Gillett: The sexist spirits sector – why we need to do better

Published:  18 September, 2023

Those of you who saw the recent Our Whisky Foundation survey results highlighting inequality in the whisky industry, will understand me when I say: I was not only shocked, but also ashamed. I suddenly felt very naïve, having previously believed that the spirits industry had made progress in terms of equality and equity, but the findings delivered by the research suggest otherwise.

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Portuguese diversity on show as exports rise

Published:  12 September, 2023

The breadth of Portugal’s diversity was on full show in London yesterday, where lower yields, good value and newly emerging grape varieties formed an interesting picture of one of the world’s fastest growing-in-popularity regions.

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Diversity panel highlights economic fail

Published:  13 June, 2023

With wine failing to attract a younger, diverse audience, there are compelling reasons for change. One of them is financial, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Hallgarten aims for industry springboard with ‘Inclusivity’ WSET course

Published:  01 June, 2023

Specialist wine importer, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, has announced it is running an ‘Inclusivity in Wine’ course in conjunction with the WSET, which will offer places free of charge exclusively for members of the hospitality industry from diverse backgrounds.

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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.

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WSTA moves to diversify board

Published:  01 March, 2023

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is seeking new board members who will help add diversity to its team, having revised its recruitment strategy.

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Producer Q&A: Praisy Dlamini, Adama Wines

Published:  27 October, 2022

Following on from the Her Wine Collection range from all-female South African company Adama Wines, Praisy Dlamini, winemaker and general manager, Adama Wines, talks to Andrew Catchpole about her new Amandla brand, inspiring the next generation and the importance of mentors.

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The Drinks Trust partners with Equal Measures to promote diversity

Published:  23 August, 2022

The Drinks Trust has partnered with the Equal Measures initiative to support marginalised and underrepresented people within the cocktail and spirits industry.

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Hennessy Partners with Golden Vines for diversity scholarship

Published:  11 April, 2022

Hennessy, the leading Cognac Maison and the premium spirits brand leader (#1 in value worldwide in 2021), is proud to support the newly introduced Hennessy Golden Vines Diversity Scholarship in Spirits in partnership with the Gérard Basset Foundation and Liquid Icons.

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Fine wine market hits new highs

Published:  05 January, 2022

The global secondary fine wine market has hit new heights in 2021, surpassing previous records and growing in variety. Andrew Catchpole dips in.

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Be Inclusive Hospitality launches new diversity survey

Published:  22 November, 2021

Charitable organisation 'Be Inclusive Hospitality launched its second inclusivity and diversity survey today (22 November), building on the inaugural project founded in 2020.

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Diversity scholars recognised at The 2021 Golden Vines Awards

Published:  11 October, 2021

The 2021 Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships have been awarded to Angela Elizabeth Scott from the USA and Dr Erna Blancquaert from South Africa.

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Foundation puts Basset front and centre as it unveils expanded remit

Published:  15 September, 2021

The charity founded by family and colleagues of the late Gerard Basset OBE MW MS has broadened its mission statement to include promoting diversity and inclusion across the hospitality industry, in addition to embracing a shorter title.

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Sud de France: Incredible white diversity on display

Published:  13 September, 2021

Tim Atkin MW has paid homage to huge breadth of white wine available across the Languedoc-Roussillon and the South West, even comparing its diversity to a South American wine cousin.

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The Diversity of Argentina

Published:  28 June, 2021

James Lawrence reports from the recent Harpers webinar.

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Chile’s diversity deserves more delineated DOs

Published:  27 May, 2021

The demarcation of Chile’s regions and sub-regions could and should be much clearer, focusing in with smaller local denominations to better reflect the diversity of the country’s winemaking.

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LWF: 'Fear of getting it wrong' is holding industry back on diversity

Published:  17 May, 2021

Trepidation around tokenism and not taking the right tack on issues of diversity and inclusion is stopping greater strides being taken in workplaces, it was said at this morning’s London Wine Fair (LWF) session on equal opportunities in the wine trade.

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Harpers upcoming webinar: The Diversity of Argentina

Published:  22 April, 2021

How up to speed are you with Argentina’s ever evolving vinous diversity?

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Over 40 black & ethnic minority students apply for Golden Vines scholarships

Published:  20 April, 2021

A total of 42 wine students from 23 different nationalities applied for the for the Taylor’s Port Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships programme, including students originating from Colombia, French Polynesia, Georgia, Iran, Jamaica, Malaysia, Nigeria, Peru, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago and Zimbabwe.

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Vineyard tour with Argento's Juan Pablo Murgia

Published:  22 March, 2021

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