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Les Dames d’Ecoffier New York Hosts The Next Big Sip Webinar



Beverage Experts Share Industry Trends and Takeaways for 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 26th, 2021, NEW YORK, NY)—Business leaders from all sectors of the beverage industry will share projections and best practices for off-premises services, diversity and inclusivity and other key issues impacting the hospitality space in a webinar on February 8th.


“The Next Big Sip,” presented by Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY), will feature five wine and spirits experts who will explore a host of critical issues and opportunities that have emerged during the pandemic, and will discuss takeaways for 2021. The second annual webinar will take place at 5pm (EST) on Zoom.


Topics include sustainability and natural wine; the launch of Prosecco Rosé and hard seltzer; the growth of bourbon and other spirits, and of Rosé wine as a year-round beverage. Other subjects include virtual tastings, and the creation of wine clubs and other communities to engage audiences. In addition, sommeliers, restaurateurs and other beverage professionals will share their stories about weathering the pandemic in 2020 and how they have pivoted to new business models and practices.


The Next Big Sip panelists include:


Anna Christina Cabrales, Founder, @Sommation_Live
Gabriela Davogustto, Wine Director, Clay Restaurant
Christy Frank, Owner, Copake Wine Works
Samara Rivers, Founder, The Black Bourbon Society and Diversity Distilled
Dia Simms, CEO, Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal (backed by Lebron James)
The panel will be moderated by Kristen Bieler, Editor-in-Chief of SevenFifty Daily and Beverage Media


This is the second LDNY hospitality webinar of 2021, following “Breaking the Silence: Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” which took place on January 19th.


To register for The Next Big Sip, click here.


About Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY
LDNY is an unparalleled collective of forward-thinking and successful female leaders in all sectors of the food, beverage and hospitality industries. Located in the most dynamic and competitive city in the world, LDNY is the founding and largest chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), an experienced 501c3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to advance and support aspiring professional women in food and beverage, as well as to champion critical industry issues. LDNY’s vision is guided by three objectives: Education, Advocacy and Philanthropy.


To learn about upcoming LDNY events, visit or follow @lesdamesny on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.