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Uncorked Access

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Accessibility Consultants for the Wine and Hospitality Industries

Uncorked Access believes in our two-pronged approach: advocating, educating, and holding accountable the established wine industry, as well as encouraging the Deaf community to engage, learn, and take advantage of employment and leadership opportunities.

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Imbibe 75

January 2023

Uncorked Access is honored to be selected to be part of the annual listing of 75 people, organizations, and places who will shape the way you drink in 2023. Laura and Peter are thrilled to start this new year with a bang and look forward to the fruition of our works!

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Deaf Wine Professionals Gathering

December 2022

Uncorked Access hosted first virtual gathering of Deaf Wine professionals! We talk a lot about the potential for Deaf employment and leadership in the wine industry, but it’s important to note that it’s already here…
Brilliant Deaf minds are already in this industry, lending their skills, perspectives, knowledge, support. All have experienced the “only Deaf in the room” journey. They are David Uzzell, formerly of Mozzeria, Michelle Morris of DCanter Wine Boutique, Michael Hellman of Vino Polish, Tara Beltrami of Casa Larga Vineyards, and Anne Kearney Logan, Phd  in Viticulture & Enology at Cornell University. 
We know that our network of d/Deaf wine and hospitality professionals is going to grow by leaps and bounds in 2023, and we can’t wait to do more of this!

Check the links for our participants' websites in the resource page.

Wine Enthusiast Future 40

August 2022

Peter Cook was selected to be part of the 2022 Wine Enthusiast Future 40 list, which recognizes tastemakers who inspire innovation and are bringing the drinks business into the future. (WE) Peter joins Laura, who was selected for the 2021 Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker list.

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2021 Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker

August 2021

Laura was selected as a 2021 Wine Enthusiast 40 under 40 Tastemaker.

"She has since brought her passions together via Uncorked Access, a start-up she cofounded with Deaf ASL poet Peter Cook that offers resources to support Deaf beverage professionals and wine lovers. Meanwhile, she’s also propelled a career in wine academics as an educator for Vin Social, a virtual hospitality platform and quarterly wine subscription that partners with sustainability-driven wine producers to provide tastings and education for businesses and other groups."

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Featured in Wine Enthusiast !

We are excited that the mainstream wine industry is starting to spotlight our diverse communities. This is long overdue, and we're thrilled to be part of it!

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