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Percent of wineries in the U.S. that are owned by African Americans, according to Phil Long, owner of Longevity Wines and President of the Association of African American Vintners (AAAV). “Careers in wine are not often visible in black communities,” he says. The AAAV sponsors internships and scholarships for aspiring wine professionals and helps to raise awareness of the wines made by black winemakers in the U.S.

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