Here we go again: Red wine healthy or not?

The Cleveland Clinic took another look at the heart benefits, or the theory that there is one, from red wine. — Read on http://www.wdtn.com/news/ohio/here-we-go-again-red-wine-healthy-or-not/ Here’s a look at my research on the subject. Moderate Consumption of Wine is Good For Your Health If Jesus turned water into wine, maybe he did it for the healthContinue reading “Here we go again: Red wine healthy or not?”

What It’s Really Like to Be a Black Wine Professional | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

From bringing hybrid wine to the forefront to prioritizing mentorship, here’s how Black wine professionals are making their mark and facing challenges. — Read on http://www.winemag.com/2023/02/27/black-wine-professional/ Really great article with lots of resources to dive into further. The focus is on Sommeliers, vineyard owners, and Winemakers so if you’re an industry professional slinging a bagContinue reading “What It’s Really Like to Be a Black Wine Professional | Wine Enthusiast Magazine”

Beckstoffer To Kalon and the Mystery Bottle | Wine-Searcher News & Features

An intriguing lawsuit pits an opportunistic wine company against a Napa heavyweight. We know which side our money is on. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher — Read on http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2023/02/beckstoffer-to-kalon-and-the-mystery-bottle Looks like I found the basis for my next book!

Part 2 New Connections 

Well, they say there is nothing like being on the ground to understand another country and all it has to offer. During my short visit to Kenya, all of my preconceptions were dismantled, and in their place, I found new friends and a beginning of an understanding of the terrain of a foreign land.  ThisContinue reading “Part 2 New Connections “

We need a new language for talking about mixed-race identities | Letters | The Guardian

Letters: Jenanne Fletcher, George Harrison, David Douglas James Chan and Richard Milner on the lack of appropriate terms to describe people’s varied backgrounds and cultures — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/01/we-need-a-new-language-for-talking-about-mixed-race-identities Great piece on identity and the core idea behind my first novel.

Breaking Out of The Glass Box

All one has to do is look at the Board of Directors for any distributor, wine region, or other wine-related organization to see that these boards are not inclusive. Leadership is not given away quickly, and if the position is not directly related to selling wine, you will be hard-pressed to find an inclusive atmosphere. Equally, the largest Black-owned wineries have less than stellar records regarding personnel in positions that are unrelated to the face of the company or came from nepotism. Most of the established Black-owned wineries are with large distributors with little BIPOC throughout their organizations. Many brands that enjoy the most significant revenues from the BIPOC community have little outreach to support them these communities in their time of need; some of these brands have even expressed displeasure with Black people drinking their wines in the past.

Passing is not just a ‘Black Thing’

http://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUyJp8t/ In search of diversity and representation in the media we consume it may have seemed like we are battling from a non existent pass but Hollywood has always had diversification, but did it just keep it hidden? What roles do the actors themselves have in representing diversification? Why does diversification even matter? As aContinue reading “Passing is not just a ‘Black Thing’”