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Delta Air Lines partners with black-owned winery

The partnership is apart of the air carrier's mission to celebrate it's 20-year commitment to supplier diversity.
Credit: Brown Estate

Delta Air Lines has announced it's new partnership with a black-owned winery out of Napa Valley, California.

According to Delta, the partnership is apart of the air carrier's mission to celebrate it's 20-year commitment to supplier diversity. 

The company said the black-owned wine will be featured on the domestic Delta One 2019-2020 winter wine menu. The airline will feature wines such as 2017 Betelgeuse Sauvignon Blanc and the 2017 Chaos Theory red blend.

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Heather Ostis, Vice President of Supply Chain Management told Delta that "Partnering with innovative, diverse suppliers from certified small-, minority- and women-owned businesses like Brown Estate is fundamental to Delta's strategy to keep climbing year-round."

The announcement came at a surprise wine tasting at the San Francisco Delta Sky Club, according to the company.

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"The innovative idea to partner with Brown Estate started with Carlyne Scott, a member of Delta's black community business resource group (BRG) and BRG Program Manager. Scott originally suggested the winery as a special for Black History Month, and that seed germinated into a larger relationship between Delta and the winery," according to Delta.

Brown Estates was established in 1996, according to their official website. Through today, they remain the only black-owned winery in Napa Valley.


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