BUILDING A BETTER WORLD ONE SIP AT A TIME
WE MAKE A Living BY WHAT WE GET, BUT WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE Give!
We take our roles as community members just as seriously as we do our tasting notes and recommendations.
We are part of a number of initiatives that support community service, inclusivity, alternative voices, environmental causes and human equality.
Helping TO EDUCATE
YOU ABOUT THE BRANDS
DOING GOOD &
Leading the Way
Follow along on social media as we highlight wines that contribute to the ethos of giving back to their community, their people, and the environment.
Angela speaks out about these brands on her social media channels, on TV and via articles on a campaign that she started called #WinesthatGiveBack and #DrinksDoingGood. On TV, in articles and on social media she highlights and brings awareness to wines from around the world that help contribute to a better world.
👉🏼 Tayu 1865 Pinot Noir from Viña San Pedro in Chile, launched in 2021 and sold out at the LCBO twice. A collaborative wine project with Chile’s Indigenous Buchahueico community. This project is one of the very first of its kind in the world. Angela helped to launch the wine and interviewed Winemaker Viviana Navarrete,
👉🏼 Angela and her team were an integral part of the “Don’t Poke the Bear” wine launch campaign in Canada, which won an ELSI award and supports anti-bullying in partnership with Kids Help Phone and Friends First. .
👉🏼Angela collaborated with Rockway Vineyards on the launch of their Pink Ribbon Rosé during campaign. For ever bottle purchased 10% of proceeds going to towards Breast Cancer Research. You can see her interview with Winemaker Simone Ardiel on her IGTV show 'The Juice'.
👉🏼 Angela visited Nk’Mip Cellars North America’s first Indigenous owned winery in Osoyoos, British Columbia and interviewed Justin Hall the estates winemaker who is a member of the Osoyoos Indian Band and is also one of the worlds first indigenous winemakers.
👉🏼 Angela was a spokesperson for Wakefield Wines and worked on an awareness project to Save the Seahorses across the world. She was on CTV Ottawa and CTV Edmonton talking about how to donate to Project Seahorse. This is a global initiative that first started in Australia on #WorldOceansDay where the winery partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) on a project to help save Australia’s Endangered White’s Seahorse from extinction.
👉🏼 Angela has also sat and sits on the board of directors for not-for-profit groups and contributes and supports causes that help move our industry and the world forward in a better place and has supported many not-for-profit organizations over the years and continues to do so in many ways.
👉🏼Angela currently sits on the BOD for youthLEADarts a national Canadian not-for-profit that helps youth and indigenous children develop confidence and find their voices through the arts.
👉🏼 Angela also continues to work to bringing all voices forward to help change and evolve the global wine industry through her features, interviews and conversations.
MAKING THE WORLD A Better Place, WITH WINE
Tullamore D.E.W. has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) to launch O’Everyone
Meet Justin Hall one of the very first indigenous Winemkaers in the world at Nk'Mip Cellars in BC
A Collaborative Wine Project with Chile’s Indigenous Buchahueico Community - WanderEater Magazine
The LCBO’s New Initiative is Helping Women with Diverse Backgrounds - View the Vibe
Praise Bottle Shop Gives One Person in Need Access to a Full Year of Clean, Safe Water With Every Wine Bottle Purchase Thanks to Their Drink Better Initiative - View the Vibe
#WinesthatGivesBack - CHCH TV Morning Live
#WinesthatGiveBack - HOLR Magazine
#WinesthatGiveBack Top 6 in the Six Wine Recommendations - View the Vibe
#WinesthatGiveBack - Wines of the Week - View the Vibe Part 2
#DrinksDoingGood - Wines of The Week - View the Vibe
Brian Schmidt, the winemaker at Vineland Estates Winery on Giving Back, Legacy and more
Korean-American Owned Cho Wines Breaks Ground on Vineyard in Oregon - WanderEater Magazine
Interview with Rockway Vineyards Winemaker about the Pink Ribbon Rosé Supporting Breast Cancer Research
America's best sommelier speaks up on breaking new ground and representation in Netflix film "uncorked" - Swagger Magazine>
Wakefield Wines & Sydney Marine Institute (SIMS) promote the SeaBnb Project to Save Australia's White's Seahorse - CTV Ottawa
Wakefeld Wines and Canada's Project Seahorse are helping to Save Seahorses across Canada and the World - CTV EDMONTON
Interview with Viviana Navarrete Top Chilean Winemaker for Tayu Pinot Noir. Collaboration with the Mapuche Indigenous families - 'The Juice'