[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.
A leading authority on Bordeaux and an acclaimed wine author, Jane Anson has been based in Bordeaux since 2003. She wrote numerous books on this region that she knows as the back of her hand, and has been a contributing editor and Bordeaux correspondent for Decanter magazine.
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.