My final session of SommCon was Viewing Wines Through The Lens of Diversity. The session not only included a dynamic discussion but we also followed along as the panelists did a blind tasting of wines from around the world. The wines were from China, Mexico, US, Israel and South Africa. The first picture shows wine descriptors that some countries may use since they do not always have access to certain fruits and veggies. It was a nice addition to the session!

The Panelists:

Lia Jones – Executive Director, Diversity In Wine and Spirits (Moderator)

Yannick Benjamin – Sommelier, Wine on Wheels/ Contento NYC

Sachiko Miyagi – Instructor, Sake School of America

Derek Epps – Event Marketing Strategist, E. & J. Gallo