WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 14- African American Vintners – Phil Long

Phil Long Pic In this episode, I was honored to bring you my up close and personal interview with Phil Long.  Phil talks about his role as President of the Association of African American Vintners and how this organization helps pave the way for aspiring members of the BIPOC community to join the wine industry.  And, he talks about his own journey and wine brand, Longevity Wines. 

 

Stay tuned until the end learn how you can apply for scholarship opportunities provided by the Association of African American Vintners in partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Academy.

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Karen Wetzel

Karen Wetzel

Karen Wetzel is a highly regarded, experienced Wine & Spirits Industry professional and a well-credentialed Wine & Spirits Educator. With over 30 years in the industry, she has experience in most every aspect of the distribution and supply chain and her expertise can help you jump start or advance your career.

Starting as a sales rep, Karen has held key positions within the distribution and supplier network including Category Manager, National Accounts Manager, Director of Sales and Director of Wine Education. She has helped countless others advance their careers through mentorships and best-in-class sales training courses. She has also developed wine & spirits education programs for employees, distributors and restaurant/retail trade partners with the goal of helping them thrive in our industry.

Karen is a WSET Certified Educator, has her WSET Level 3 in Wine & Spirits and WSET Level 2 in Spirits and holds expert certifications for Napa Valley, Rioja and American wines from the Napa Valley Wine Academy.

Today, Karen teaches at the Napa Valley Wine Academy. She also develops career development content and coaches Wine & Spirits Industry Professionals.

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