Through a series of panels, rapid networking, special speakers, virtual booths, and a completely immersive virtual experience, attendees will be able to learn, support and connect with LatinX’s ever-growing wine community of producers, entrepreneurs and wine experts.
New York, NY – October 11, 2021 – Hispanics in Wine, a social organization, is proud to announce the full schedule of events from the very first LatinX State of the Wine Industry Virtual Summit, taking place on October 13, 2021. Presented in collaboration with Uncorked and Cultured and moderated by Gabriela Fernandez of The Big Sip, the one-day industry summit serves as an educational vehicle to share the impact of Hispanic and LatinX contributions to the wine industry and amplify leaders ensuring inclusion in one of the world’s oldest industries.
The inaugural virtual event will open at 3 p.m. ET, with a quick welcome networking session and meet and greet with the event’s supporters virtual exhibit. From trade professionals to the press and wine-loving consumers, attendees will have the opportunity to network with each other, as well as with event sponsors and community partners, who will promote special offers. , opportunities and initiatives. Following the session, the official event will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET with exciting panel discussions and 1-1 conversations with industry leaders and guest speakers, moderated by Gabriela Fernandez of KVON’s The Big Sip.
“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous support we have received from the industry, especially our trusted event sponsors and community partners, who have been with us from the start,” said Lydia Richards and Maria Calvert, co-founders of Hispanics in Wine. “We are counting the days to our inaugural event, where we will showcase the incredible talent and power of our beloved community, and we hope this event becomes a staple in our industry.”
The main sponsors of the event include Napa Valley Vintners; a non-profit trade association focused on inspiring its 550 members to consistently produce the highest quality wines, provide environmental leadership, and champion diversity and inclusiveness in its community and the wine industry ; Sippd, an innovative wine app launched in early 2021 using artificial intelligence to learn about user’s unique taste preferences and provide consumers with personalized wine ratings for more than 40,000 wines online and in restaurants; and SevenFifty, an online marketplace and communications platform that helps importers, producers, distributors and retail buyers connect with each other and do business in a modern world.
Summit’s community partners, a group of like-minded organizations focused on diversity and inclusion efforts within the industry, include Lift Collective, a multi-channel platform for all, promoting advocacy and innovation through mentorship, professional development opportunities and a corresponding annual conference; The Roots Fund, a non-profit organization focused on securing the path of communities of color in wine by providing resources and financial support through scholarships, wine education, mentoring and business trip ; and Black / Brown, the world’s leading strategic consulting and diverse impact content studio that drives business growth at the intersection of digital, diversity and youth.
“Building community and awareness are important for lasting systemic changes within the wine industry,” says Angela McCrae of Uncorked & Cultured. “Through Uncorked & Cultured’s partnership with Hispanics in Wine, we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by expanding our Sip Consciously directory to include Latinx wine entrepreneurs and creating a space for wine professionals to preview and career growth opportunities during the very first LatinX State. of the Wine Industry Summit.
The full program of events will be as follows:
- 3:00 p.m. ET – Welcome to Speed Networking and meet our supporters
- 4:10 p.m. ET – Voices of the Vineyard
- 4:40 p.m. ET – Allyship & Advocacy for Vineyard Stewards
- 4:55 p.m. ET – 10-minute quick networking break
- 5:10 p.m. ET – Marketing and Media for Hispanic Consumers
- 5:50 p.m. ET – Conversation with Chris Rivera of Seis Soles
- 6:20 p.m. ET – Disruptors are shaping the future of wine
- 7:05 p.m. ET – Farewell and Final Speed Networking
Registration for the event can be found HERE, with a ticket cost of $ 10 per person. With our mission to continue giving back, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to a non-profit organization supporting the LatinX & Hispanic wine community.
For additional updates on the summit, be sure to follow the Instagram pages @HispanicsinWine, @UncorkedandCultured, and @TheBigSipSeries, as well as the official summit page @LatinXWineSummit, or contact the Hispanics in Wine team at [email protected].
About Hispanics in Wine
Founded in 2020 by Lydia Richards and Maria Calvert, Hispanics in Wine ™ is a social space dedicated to the presentation of Hispanic / Latinx’s roots in the beverage and hospitality industries. Whether it’s a grower, sommelier, retail store, restaurant, or vineyard steward, we are committed to supporting the great work and business ventures that our communities do within the industry. Representation is important, Hispanics in Wine aims to encourage and connect people from diverse backgrounds to pursue their dream career paths in the industry across the organization; as well as helping wine brands and businesses meet the needs of the Hispanic / Latin population in the United States, whose purchasing power is expected to exceed $ 1.9 trillion by 2023 (Nielsen, January 2020).
About Uncorked & Cultured
Uncorked & Cultured is a media company that curates original content, consumer research, e-commerce, and global retreats to connect conscious consumers with like-minded brands. Our platforms are a destination for sharing content and experiences centered on culture and upliftment, as a marketing solution to the lack of inclusion in the global luxury, travel and wine industries.
About Gabriela Fernandez
‘The Big Sip’ is an audio podcast series hosted by Wine Down Media’s KVON 1440AM radio that disseminates knowledge about the ‘sip’ that counts, highlighting and amplifying the black and brown pioneers breaking down barriers in the food, wine and arts industry. Each show offers listeners the opportunity to learn about various leaders, pioneers and risk-takers pioneering a more equitable and inclusive world by centering a wine-loving and mindful conversation around their experiences, challenges, accomplishments and efforts. to address the lack of diversity and inclusion in industries that have historically and systematically capitalized on their work without equal representation.