Susan Sokol Blosser Receives Diploma of Honor

September 26, 2019 by




Now for some exciting news:
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Our co-founder Susan Sokol Blosser was recently honored as the sole recipient of the 2019 Diploma of Honor by the Fédération Internationale des Confréries Bachiques (also known as the FICB). This award is given to individuals who have been globally recognized for their expertise and achievements in relation to wine and who support the values of the wine brotherhoods. Susan is one of only a few Americans — and only the *second* American woman in history — to receive this honor.
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The FICB was founded in 1964 in Paris, France, as a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting and promoting wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts around the world and raising funds for scholarships. While it is called a brotherhood, there are many female members. Susan Sokol Blosser was inducted as a “Supreme Lady,” the highest level of membership.
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Susan is humbled and thrilled to be listed among past recipients of this award, which includes notable wine industry leaders such as Gina Gallo, Michel Rolland, and Jean-Charles Boisset.
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Susan’s other honors include an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Portland, citing her entrepreneurship within the context of environmental and social responsibility, a Lifetime Achievement award from the Oregon Wine Board, and induction into the national Women for WineSense Hall of Fame—the first non-Californian woman so honored.
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We couldn’t be more proud of Susan’s accomplishments as a true pioneer in the American wine industry, creating a values-driven entrepreneurial business focused on doing what’s right for people and planet!
 
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