[Inclusivity Series] How blockchain is driving diversity in wineThe wine world continues to work to overcome its shortcomings in diversity, equity, and inclusivity. The last years have seen a number of great initiatives emerge, but have they been enough? Enter blockchain, which has been dubbed “the great equalizer”: it lets anybody from anywhere join in. Its decentralized nature will provide extraordinary freedom, privacy, and innovation opportunities. It has already transformed the art world — and wine is next. Tune in for a fascinating discussion of this unexpected side effect of blockchain.
One of Argentina’s brightest wine talents, Valentina Litman, DipWSET (@valentinalitman) is an award-winning sommelier with experience spanning across continents. She worked at Martín Berasategui restaurant in Lasarte-Oria, Spain, becoming the 'Best Sommelier in the Basque Country' and led the wine team at Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. Today, she is fulfilling her dream of starting her own winery project with a friend, learning the art of winemaking in Catalonia, Penedes and is proudly serving as Head of Community at Club dVIN.
MJ Towler a.k.a. the @BlackWineGuy is the world’s first-ever African-American fine and rare wine auctioneer and the host of the popular Black Wine Guy Experience podcast.