#TSRPositiveImages: For those of you who enjoy a nice glass of wine while traveling on an airplane, doing so on #DeltaAirlines means you’ll also be supporting Black business!
Delta is partnering with #NapaValley’s first and only black-owned winery as part of their 20-year commitment to supplier diversity.
#BrownEstate wines will be served on select Delta flights, an idea that came from a Black Delta employee, according to @Delta. This is why representation is so important!
They celebrated the partnership with a surprise tasting today on a flight from #SanFrancisco to #NewYork, but the wines will be featured on the domestic Delta One wine menus for the winter 2019-2020 rotation.
The wines featured will include Brown Estate’s 2017 Betelgeuse Sauvignon Blanc and 2017 Chaos Theory red blend, which were selected by Andrea Robinson.
The idea to partner with Brown Estate came from 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, which grew into a larger relationship between Delta and the winery.
“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,” said Heather Ostis, vice president — Supply Chain Management. “Seeking employee perspectives and leveraging unique ideas brings us closer to meeting that goal, while creating the highest quality experience for our customers.”
Following Scott’s suggestion, a selection of Brown Estate wines were passed to Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson for consideration in the airline’s seasonally rotating wine menu. Robinson’s wine selection process involved a final tasting of more than 1,500 bottles, and only the very best selections earn Robinson’s stamp of approval.
Two Brown Estate selections made the cut! This is a super dope move and we’re happy to see Black employees in higher positions advocate for black businesses!