COVID-19 Resources & Information
Women of the Vine & Spirits' goal during these unprecedented times is to be a beacon of assistance, service and hope to our members and our on-premise colleagues who need our support more than ever.
Complimentary Access through June 15, 2020
In response to COVID-19, Women of the Vine & Spirits is providing complimentary access to our community through June 15, 2020 to those affected by the virus such as sommeliers, bartenders, F& B managers, buyers, and anyone in hospitality, on-premise, restaurants, etc. This special plan provides access to member resources including live webinars and live chats, recorded webinars, the WOTVS Support Group, and resource downloads, but does not provide access to the directory, Global Symposium presentation videos, "Wine Consumption by Gender" report findings, or job board listing details.
To sign up for this plan and participate in our relevant personal and professional content Click Here to be taken to the sign-up page.
Share with your colleagues! We invite you to spread the word and share this opportunity with your colleagues, friends, family and anyone you know who is being impacted by COVID-19 who could benefit from access to our resources and our community.
Apply for Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Scholarships
In addition, we encourage all interested to apply for Women of the Vine & Spirits scholarships to continue to further your educational, personal and professional development in the alcohol beverage industry. Our charitable arm, Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, 501(c)(3), is currently accepting applications. The application deadline is June 30, 2020. Learn more about the various scholarship opportunities including WSET, Continuing Education, Professional & Leadership Development, Master Sommelier and more by visiting our Foundation page Here. Apply today!
Live Chats & Webinars
Attend our live chats and webinars focused on relevant topics and issues facing our members and community. For a listing of upcoming events Click Here to view our calendar.
WOTVS Support Group
The WOTVS Support Group provides an opportunity for members to share personal experiences, coping strategies, creative ideas, best practices and more. We encourage all of our members to participate, connect and collaborate as we all navigate through these challenging and uncertain times. Click Here to join.
We have compiled a number of articles, fact sheets and best practices on a range of topics to assist our members during this time. Topics range from a guide to working from home, how to sell remotely, tips to lead teams through crisis and more. View and download our resources Here.
Newly added resources include National Restaurant Association Re-Opening Guidance & Kroger's Blueprint for Businesses.
Additional Resource Links & Relief Funds
- Bartender Emergency Relief Fund (US Bartenders Guild)
- Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (National Restaurant Association)
- California Restaurant Association Foundation
- One Fair Wage Emergency Fund
- Restaurant Workers Community Foundation
- CORE – Children of Restaurant Employees
- Another Round, Another Rally
- Southern Smoke
- United Way Emergency Relief Fund (Contact your local office)
- Texas Restaurant Relief Fund
- Western Maryland Distributing Co. Bartender/Server Relief Fund
- The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund
- The Lee Initiative
- One Louisville Covid-19 Response Fund
- COVID-19 Resources for Women-Owned Businesses (WBENC)