Expanded Submission Process Hopes to Increase Diversity of Recipients
Wine Industry Advisor (WIA) has opened submissions for its annual Most Inspiring People award and is asking the industry at large to participate by nominating individuals who have made a lasting impact on the North American Wine industry. Nominees can be viewed as inspirational either by their approach to life or their approach to business and have influenced the future of the wine industry in a positive way.
In 2018, The Wine Industry Advisor began recognizing ten inspiring people from our industry each year. For the first time, WIA is opening the nominations to its readers, and in so doing, hopes to find those individuals who may be flying under the radar and show the true diversity of talent within our industry. The wine industry is extremely fortunate to have many exceptional people among its ranks, and this recognition is a way to highlight them and encourage and inspire future generations.
Nominees can be from any sector of the wine trade such as growers and winemakers, to writers and sommeliers, all the way up to managers and CEOs. Many of these leaders are home grown from various wine regions and others have brought their passion and ingenuity from other industries. Nominate the one person you think is making a positive influence in wine.
“The year’s ten Most Inspiring People should be a reflection of those who truly impact the wine community,” comments WIA’s managing editor, Stacy Briscoe. “I hope that by allowing our audience of wine industry professionals to submit nominees for this year’s selection, we can broaden our reach in search of 2021’s MIPs and truly highlight wine’s diverse talent spectrum.”
If you know someone who you feel should be recognized as one of this year’s Most Inspirational People, send your nomination to https://wineindustryadvisor.com/most-inspiring-people-2021
Nominations due November 15, 2021
Selections will be announced January, 2022.