Blockson Lecture: African Americans in the Wine Industry

The Blockson Collection for a conversation with three African American entrepreneurs who are shaking up the beverage industry.

The Wall Street Journal calls sommelier, winemaker and designer André Hueston Mack “a wine overachiever.” Mack was the first African American to be named Best Young Sommelier in America. Daniel Bryant, owner and creator of Running Tigers Wine, aims to educate through programs such as “Wine Tasting 101: African Americans in the Wine Industry,” at the University of California, Davis.  Bryant believes the African American community is typically overlooked by the wine industry, but he’s looking to change that. Brian Duncan is the wine director of Bin 36 Restaurants in Chicago, where he also develops house wines that are served in restaurants across the region.  

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