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Join us for a three-part series ‘The Colour of Wine’, as we explore the wine industry from perspectives that have previously been unheard.

The wine industry is notorious for being white, male, elitist, and often intimidating. We examine what stepping into this industry is like, as a person of colour, experiences encountered, and opportunities for change.

The panel discussion will be followed by a wine pairing with foods from the heritage of our panellists, and a short Q/A.

Throughout the colour of wine series, we have panellists based in the UK, and France from a variety of occupations including Sommelier, Writer, Educator, and Producer.

This event is in partnership with WSET Global (The Wine and Spirit Education Trust) and Nyetimber.


Episode 1 – Wednesday 2nd September at 8pm, watch it here.

The Panel
Elisha Rai – Co-Founder of craft wine Folc Rose
Sumi Sarma – Founder of Sumilier
Aleesha Hansel – Freelance Wine Writer
Pursuit of Grapeness (Saira) – Wine Communicator


Episode 2 – Wednesday 16th September at 8pm, watch it here

The Panel
Nada Ahmed – Wine Ambassador at Kained
Tanisha Townsend – Chief Wine Officer of Girl Meets Glass
Audrey Annoh-Antwi – Sommelier/FOH at Lorne Restaurant.
Anoushica Matthews – Sales at Liberty Wines / Events at Sweet Spice Wines


Episode 3 – Wednesday 30th September at 8pm, watch it here

The Panel
Mag Janjo – Sales Director at MJ Wine Cellars
Shane Jones – Wine and Sake Educator
Louie Rodrigues – Communications Consultant at Corking Digital
Fikayo Ifaturoti – Sommelier at 67 Pall Mall


Check out our blog post of Black and Asian Wine Producers along with where you can purchase their wines within the UK.