The Diversity in Wine Leadership Forum brings together leaders of organizations with a core commitment to diversity and equity in the wine industry.
This event will include a panel discussion consisting of professionals who promote greater accessibility in hospitality industry.
A recent study by the Open Doors Organization found that disabled diners spend an average of $35 billion dollars at restaurants annually, and that 75% of people with disabilities dine out at least once per week. In 2012, the U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy noted that people with disabilities are the “the third largest market segment in the United States.” This market potential becomes even larger when friends, family, caregivers, colleagues, and others connected to disabled consumers are considered.
Peter and Laura both hold the WSET Level 3 advanced certificate. It was an honor to share Uncorked Access' vision and explain the intersection of the Deaf community and wine!