Sustainability is critical to the success and future of the wine industry. In Germany Goes Green, join Vinexpo and Wines of Germany USA for a deep dive into how German wineries and producers are adapting to and mitigating climate change – with a focus on the sustainable, organic, and biodynamic wines coming out of one of Europe’s most esteemed wine producing countries.
To enjoy the complete tasting experience, featured wines are available for delivery via MYSA Natural Wines. The seminar’s wine list includes:
2020 Peter Lauer Riesling Barrel X, Mosel (Organic)
2018 Helmut Dolde Silvaner Weisser Jura, Württemberg (Sustainable, Vegan)
2018 Schmitt Rosé, Rheinhessen (Biodynamic)
About Wines of Germany: Wines of Germany is the exclusive U.S. office of the Deutsches Weininstitut (German Wine Institute). We are focused on creating greater awareness and increased sales of German wine in the U.S. through educational and promotional activities, encompassing all qualities, varieties, and styles of German wine available in the U.S., particularly Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc. We are the primary information source on German wines for U.S. consumers, members of the wine trade, and the media.
Holly Berrigan is the founder of MYSA Natural Wine, the premier destination for buying, discovering, and learning about natural wine online. As a serial entrepreneur and current sustainable agriculture student, she’s built a platform focused on sustainable consumption through partnerships with organizations like 1% for the Planet and The Carbon Fund. She has a WSET Level 3 certification with Distinction, is a member and writer for the Porto Protocol and Slow Food USA and is a student in Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Stockbridge.
Rania Zayyat, Founder, Lift Collective & Wine Director, Bufalina
Rania Zayyat is the founder of Lift Collective, a non-profit organization created as a result of her experience in wine culture during her formative years. An esteemed sommelier, wine educator, and gender equality advocate in the wine industry, Zayyat is passionate about creating equity in the wine industry via Lift Collective and its respective annual conference. In addition to serving as Lift Collective’s Board President, Rania is the co-founder of Be The Change, Virtual Job Fair and Initiative, is a founding member of the Hue Society Council of Resources, and is the Wine Director at Bufalina in Austin, Texas.
Whitney’s love affair with wine began in 2010 while working part-time in wine retail and culinary events. She became a CMS Certified Sommelier in 2012 in four months after completing the International Culinary Center’s Sommelier Intensive program. Over the past decade, Whitney has used her expertise in wine to accelerate her career in corporate events and brand experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 gave her the freedom and space needed to reconnect to her love for wine; while furloughed from her day job, Whitney launched the popular blog and Instagram account WHIT + WINE. Through WHIT + WINE, Whitney educates consumers on the complicated but delicious topic of natural wine.