The 24th Annual Wine Star Awards Looks to Foster the Next Generation of Wine Enthusiasts
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The wine industry gathered at the Wine Enthusiast's 24th annual Wine Star Awards to celebrate and discuss the future of the industry amidst changing drinking habits. Wine Enthusiast Chairman and CEO Adam Strum emphasized the importance of making wine products relevant to millennials and their lifestyle. The awards ceremony honored Carolyn Wente of Wente Vineyards as an American Wine Legend, making her the first woman to receive the honor in Wine Star's history.
As an industry, we have to continue to find ways to make the products-in terms of taste, packaging and brands-relevant to them. And that is our theme for this entire evening.
Carolyn Wente, in her acceptance speech, paid homage to the generations that came before her and emphasized the importance of collaboration and the role of everyone involved in the wine industry. Other winners were also recognized for their contributions to the industry. Overall, the event highlighted the determination to navigate the future and make wine a part of millennials' lifestyle.
From the soil to the cellar, to the distributors and retailers and to everyone that has shared a bottle of Wente Vineyards-each one of you has played an indispensable role in our story.
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