Tatiana Glenn was born and raised in San Luis Obispo County, California, one of the state’s largest regions for winemaking. Her perception of the wine industry has always been based on a noticeably homogenous and affluent community servicing tourism; her family, being Afro-Latinx and living in low-income housing, did not reflect the general demographic of the area and thus she has had a difficult time envisioning what her future would hold not seeing people in the area who looked like her. She found inspiration and solace in music and hospitality, and has been working in audio visual technology for wineries and breweries. She aspires to understand the process of grape growing, winemaking, and environmental factors that affect wine character.
Her dream is to start her own Black-owned winery that pioneers ecological sustainability, diversity, and artistic creativity in the industry from top to bottom.
With a background in finance and accounting, Victor moved to Boston in 2018, but prior to that was living in his native Mexico, a country best known for its rich tequila culture. Unbeknownst to most of the world and Victor himself, Mexico hides a rich variety of wines worth trying from some of the oldest wineries in the Americas.
When his sister and brother-in-law started Tozi Imports, a Mexican wine importer and distributor, he knew he wanted to help them shine a light on the wine industry from his home country. His goal is to combine his expertise in business with an expanded knowledge of wine to be able to join and bolster his family business.