Progress in the drinks business can sometimes feel glacially slow. But not in 2019. This year, as SevenFifty Daily’s editors put out a call for Drinks Innovators nominations—our annual awards platform for the ideas that are moving the industry forward—hundreds of people from around the globe responded.
The projects and initiatives submitted for consideration weren’t just clever, they were transformative, addressing everything from climate change to social equity in the industry. As a result, our 2019 honorees run the gamut, spanning wine, beer, spirits—and beyond. We recognized large companies like Diageo, for its game-changing new parental leave policy, and new startups like A Balanced Glass, a community focused on mental health and wellness in the wine business. And that’s just the beginning. From an organization developing disease-resistant grapes to an advocate propelling women into C-suite roles, the people and ideas we’ve spotlighted are far reaching, but their founders are united in one respect: These are the trailblazers forging new paths in the beverage alcohol space.
Join us in congratulating our 2019 Drinks Innovators.