Wine Enthusiast, an American magazine specialized in wines included the Panamanian sommelier Lydia Richards in the list of the influential personalities of the industry for 2021.
Every year the prestigious American magazine specialized in wines; Wine Enthusiast, recognizes the most influential personalities in the industry with its list of the 40 best ‘tastemakers‘ of wine, beer and spirits.
This year’s list recognizes the 40 people under the age of 40 who have had an outstanding participation in the industry during this period.
Lydia Richards commented that it is the first time she has received this recognition from this prestigious magazine.
“I feel very honored on this occasion, particularly because I am the only Panamanian and one of the few Latinas on this list, but I take all these recognitions with great humility and at the same time, as a vehicle to continue my work promoting and supporting Hispanic entrepreneurs. /latinX/latin of the industry. Ultimately, it’s about creating a strong community that fosters growth opportunities for everyone. If one wins, we all win!”
This list is usually eagerly awaited every year and the main theme of this one is aimed at the young promises and their vision for the future who are redefining the hospitality industry as the pandemic continues to affect the market and the wine industry, liquor and beer.