We hope to continue to add news of opportunities for BAME professionals here. Check out these heartening initiatives for a start
Drinklusive, @drinklusive on Instagram
A social enterprise with an active and growing online community working towards equity and belonging in the UK drinks industry through dialogue, collaboration and positive action.
BAME in Hospitality
A not-for-profit organisation founded by hospitality leader Lorraine Copes with a mission to drive education, amplify voices, build community and accelerate racial equality within hospitality, food and drink sectors. This mission will be delivered through learning and development, partnerships and events.
Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Institute of Masters of Wine
Formed three Diversity Committees in July 2020.
The Drinks Trust
The UK drinks industry community organisation has been providing support, care and assistance to those who experience difficulties since 1886 and has recently added vocational and well-being support to its previous provision of financial and practical support.
Diversity in Wine and Spirits
Transforming the international hospitality community by implementing global diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as scholarships, grants and professional development resources to give everyone the opportunity to participate, achieve their highest potential and contribute to the drinks industry.
Wide-ranging programme aimed at celebrating diversity in the wine business, dedicated to educating and promoting more Black wine professionals in the US. The impressive team behind it include several Masters of Wine and prominent business people.
Guide to Black wine talent in the US assembled by Washington DC-based wine writer Julia Coney.
Open Wine Forum, @openwineforum
The Open Wine Forum (OWF) is an organisation aimed at helping to create a more diverse, creative and fairer wine world.
The Hue Society, @thehuesociety
Hue Society is a curated community that serves as a lifestyle hub for access to all things related to Black wine culture.
The Roots Fund, @rootsfund
Empowering under-represented minorities in the wine industry by providing resources and financial support through educational scholarships, wine education, mentorship, and job placement. Committed to investing in the black and indigenous wine community to provide opportunities to those seeking a career/education in all aspects of wine.
Wine Empowered, @WineEmpowered
Diversifying the wine industry by empowering women and BIPOC individuals with tuition-free education, mentoring services, and access to a wider network of sommeliers and hospitality professionals.