SevenFifty Daily’s 2023 Drinks Innovators

What makes an innovator in 2023? That’s what we wanted to find out when we reached out to our readers earlier this year, asking them about the individuals and initiatives doing things differently—and creating positive change in the process.

It’s easy to repeat inherited mistakes or conduct business using tired, outdated, or unsustainable models; we looked for people who were breaking from the status quo, thinking not in present-day terms but for the future of the industry as a whole.

The hundred-plus nominations we received spanned all aspects of the trade from trailblazers behind the bar to freethinking retailers and forward-thinking producers. In the end, we narrowed the list down to just 11 award winners who work across wine, spirits, beer, and beyond.

Our innovators aren’t necessarily well-known industry names or veterans who have garnered decades of accolades; we wanted to spotlight the leaders of the future instead, whose work today has the power to transform the industry of tomorrow.

Join us in congratulating our 2023 Drinks Innovators!

Initiatives Moving the Industry Forward