Years of Participation
Kelvin has been asked to shape a concept for a cocktail book with Kingston and design multiple bar programs, but his biggest project is Diaspirits. In the wine and spirits industry most importers, distributors, brands, and bars are white-owned and have been for centuries. The history of spirits has been written by the same colonial forces that helped establish the generational wealth that built these businesses, and that history leaves out the people and cultures that birthed spirits. Diaspirits is an importer dedicated to returning those stories back to the people, sharing brand ownership and profits with distillers, and improving a brutally inequitable supply chain.
As a Dominican Somm from the BX, his world can shift instantly from a high end Armagnac tasting, to hookah smoking in Washington Heights with his Dominican connection, to chillin, playing dominoes and getting into shit with his goons in the raw and mighty BX