Ep. 1089 Exploring Diversity, Confusing Optics For Inclusion | Wine2Wine Recorded Sessions

Welcome to Episode 1089; Exploring Diversity- Confusing optics for inclusion.

Welcome to Wine2Wine Business Forum 2021 Series. The sessions are recorded and uploaded on Italian Wine Podcast. wine2wine is an international wine business forum, held annually in Verona Italy since 2014. The event is a key reference point for wine producers and a diverse variety of wine professionals eager to develop and grow their wine business worldwide.
About today’s session:
The western world’s mainstream media outlets and wine and food industry still have a difficult time understanding that visibility does not, on its own, create an environment of diversity and inclusion (and often is simply tokenism) and the white mainstream still lack understanding of the difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. Only when the mainstream accepts and gives space to people of colour to create their own paths outside of the “traditional” and ensures that BIPOCs are in decision making roles with respect to the stories to be told, how they are told and who is telling them will diversity and inclusion be what it should be – which is a truer representation of society – rather than just a superficial marketing message solely for optics.
About the Speakers
Gurvinder Bhatia IWE
Gurvinder Bhatia is the editor-in-chief and publisher for Quench Magazine – North America’s longest-running and Canada’s most widely distributed wine and food publication. Although he has written for Quench for over two decades and been on the editorial team for the past 15 years, Gurvinder purchased the magazine in 2021, and is committed to the magazine’s evolution to be a much truer representation of our society. Gurvinder is also the wine columnist for Global Television Edmonton, an international wine judge and the president of Vinomania Consulting.

Connect
Instagram: @gurvindervino_onthego
Twitter: @EdmontonWineGuy

Moderator
Giovanni Bertani
Giovanni Bertani of the Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve estate near the historic city of Verona is heir to a grand tradition of winemaking in northeast Italy’s Veneto region, where his family name is synonymous with many of the region’s finest, most admired wines.
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Twitter: @Gyoz73
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