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Women of the Vine & Spirits Announces Complimentary Access in Response to COVID-19

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27/04/2020 The organization is now offering complimentary access through June 15 to provide resources and support for all those affected in alcohol beverage, hospitality and on-premise industry sectors.

April 22, 2020 (New York, NY) – In response to COVID-19, Women of the Vine & Spirits, the leading global membership organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry, is providing complimentary access to its community through June 15, 2020 to those impacted by COVID-19. The organization, whose members include women and men from all sectors of alcohol beverage, is aiming to support those facing direct financial and lifestyle hardships such as sommeliers, bartenders, F&B managers, buyers, restaurant, and hospitality professionals.

“Our goal during these unprecedented times is to be a beacon of assistance, service and hope to our members and our on-premise colleagues who need our support more than ever,” said Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits.

To sign up for complimentary access through June 15, visit womenofthevine.com/covid19.

Additionally, Women of the Vine & Spirits encourages anyone interested to apply for scholarships through its charitable arm, the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, 501(c)(3) to continue their educational, personal and professional development in the alcohol beverage industry. The application deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. To learn more about the various scholarship opportunities including WSET, Continuing Education, Professional & Leadership Development, Master Sommelier and more visit the Foundation page at womenofthevine.com/foundation.

Women of the Vine & Spirits is an organization for members to connect through its global and diverse network and collaborate across all industry sectors. Providing members with resources and opportunities to thrive is the cornerstone of the organization and its success. Offering steadfast support for women at every position in the field, membership benefits include education, training, mentorship, entrepreneurship and networking as well as tools, services and resources for personal and business development.

The organization is filling its digital offerings to reach women and men around the globe, offering timely and relevant support via live zoom video chats and webinars, resource downloads, and a private members-only support group.

“This is where our grace meets our grit and our poise meets our power. Together, we can stay connected, sustain and prosper as an industry,” added Brenner.

The complimentary plan provides access to member resources include ing live webinars and live chats, recorded webinars, the WOTVS Support Group, and resource downloads, but does not provide access to the directory, Global Symposium presentation recordings, "Wine Consumption by Gender" report findings, job board listing details, or other groups. If you would like information about Corporate Membership, and full access to all member benefits for your employees, fill out the Corporate Member interest form, here.

Women of the Vine & Spirits Corporate Members include Founding Member, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; Diamond Members: Bronco Wine Company; Brown-Forman; E. & J. Gallo Winery; Moët Hennessy USA; and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates; Platinum Members: Beam Suntory; Breakthru Beverage Group; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines; Pernod Ricard; Republic National Distributing Company; Shaw Ross; and William Grant & Sons. For a full list of Corporate Members including those at the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Associate level, visit the Corporate Members tab at womenofthevine.com/corporate-members.

About Women of the Vine & Spirits

Women of the Vine & Spirits is the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry. Women of the Vine & Spirits is an organization for members to connect through our global and diverse network and collaborate across all industry sectors. Providing members with resources and opportunities to thrive is the cornerstone of our organization and success. We offer steadfast support for women at every position in the field with membership benefits that include education, training, mentorship, entrepreneurship and networking as well as tools, services and resources for personal and business development. Together, we are a committed community taking action and making a positive impact on the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide. For more information, please visit womenofthevine.com.

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