Women in Wine
My signature events series, developed specifically with women’s networks and groups in mind
"The women’s movement is gaining impetus with every passing year and Women in Wine is my contribution to this vital effort."
Society expects men to ‘know about wine’. Many sommeliers (80% of whom are male) naturally give the wine list to the man, and pre-pour first to the man when a couple are dining together in a restaurant. The gender divide should play no part in wine tasting – indeed, studies show that women have superior tasting abilities to men, and perform better in blind tastings. Of the 56,000 who took the sommelier exams last year, the top eight performers were all female.
For my Women in Wine events, we taste six wines made by female producers – from Laura Catena’s Argentinian Malbec’s to Huia vineyards from New Zealand all of which is organic, vegan, vegetarian and minimal intervention.
We ask whether women have a different relationship to wine than men, how women buy, consume, share and taste wine – as well as looking at the different styles and techniques that female producers use to produce their wines as they smash through the glass ceiling and make wines that are among the world’s very best. We also explore how the next generation of young female wine producers and entrepreneurs will evolve their wine-making styles and what female-produced wines we can expect to be hitting the shelves over the next few years.
Women in Wine is a fantastic experience for your woman’s network or group – or just for a group of girlfriends who want to get together and enjoy exploring a female perspective on the wine world.