In this episode, the first of a four-part series featuring interviews with tastemakers honored in our annual 40 Under 40 list, we’re talking about inclusivity. Wine doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive or culturally exclusive, so why does it often come across as such?
Associate Managing Editor Emily Saladino explores how wine has such an elite, inaccessible reputation in the U.S. despite its popularity, and how it could become more welcoming and approachable to more people.
There are a lot of people working in wine who are eager to share their enthusiasm and expertise, including episode guests Chevonne Ball, owner and founder of Dirty Radish travel company, and Zidanelia Arcidiacono, Pinot Noir winemaker at Sonoma Cutrer. Their perspectives and personal experiences help us answer some big-picture questions: How can wine ditch its sometimes-snobby reputation and bring more people to the table?
You can read more about Ball and Arcidiacono, as well as all of this year’s 40 Under 40 Tastemakers, here.