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Vin (wine) + Influence =

Using wine as a vehicle to effect change. What’s your vinfluence?

Hi, I’m Shannon Westfall, a Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) based in Brooklyn, NY. I believe that wine is much more than just a drink—it’s art, science, geography, history and culture. It is a medium for exploring the world and bringing people together.

I launched Vinfluence in 2016 to share my passion for wine through a carefully curated wine club focused on domestic wine producers. Since then, my offering has evolved to include a range of wine-related event and consulting services, and I’ve partnered with Convive Wine & Spirits to access and offer wines from around the globe.

Vinfluence is a purpose-driven business and my platform for promoting sustainable viticulture and diversity within the wine industry. In my wine club and when making wine recommendations, I prioritize featuring wines from women winemakers / winery owners and from wineries that demonstrate respect our environment through sustainable farming and production practices. I believe that when you purchase wines like these you’re voting in favor of the values they reflect, and I believe that drives change.

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