A Unique “Women Wine Event” will be held for the first time at Vinitaly April 10th

Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator unite to tell the stories of seven women-led Italian wineries.

Monica Larner of Wine Advocate and Alison Napjus of Wine Spectator will share a podium for the first time during Vinitaly 2022, this Sunday, April 10th. These two leading wine critics and journalists will combine their powers to tell the stories of seven women-led Italian wineries. Seven iconic women, seven signature wines giving voice to the history and narrative that reveals the true soulfulness of Italian wine.

The question is why?  Stevie Kim, Managing Director of Vinitaly International and principal organizer of the event, said “This has been a long-standing dream for me, and I’ve been advocating for this event to happen for many years.  Why has something like this never happened before?”.  What seems a no-brainer is actually very complex.

Competing wine writers have never hosted such events before. Wine writing has a lot to do with competition. Between magazines, between the writers themselves, and certainly among readership; wine writing is based upon opinions and personal analyses, with the most technical, elegant, exacting and alluring tasting notes carrying a lot of weight and shaping careers in the sector. Nonetheless, Larner and Napjus, natural rivals for readership and prestige, have crossed all the historic boundaries between their publications in order to show the wine world the power of women to unite.

These two female wine critic titans are collaborating to create a once-in-a-lifetime event, featuring seven equally iconic female producers from Italy. Marilisa Allegrini, of Amarone fame; Albiera Antinori, the Queen of Super Tuscan; Chiara Boschis, the only female Barolo Boy; Elisabetta Foradori, one-woman pioneer from Trentino; Elena Fucci, genius of volcanic soils; Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta, heiress to legendary Sassicaia; Arianna Occhipinti, firebrand from Sicily. These women will each present their signature wine, telling their personal stories with the support and engagement of Larner and Napjus.

As with the journalists, these producers have been competitors for many years and, in some cases, for many generations. They represent five different regions of Italy, and their ages span 40 years. Their wines constantly vie for market share and prominence across global markets. And yet, at Vinitaly 2022, they come together to share their wines and their stories in the name of hope and camaraderie. Never before has one wine event held so much significance or been such a role-model, leading the way for beating swords into plowshares, and hopefully not only the wine sector will sit up and take notice.

Registration and further details:  https://www.vinitaly.com/en/

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Liz-palmer.com named one of the “22 Best Wine Blogs and Influencers to follow in 2022”

Absolute Winery “THANK YOU” for including me [www.liz-palmer.com] as one of the

“22 Best Wine Blogs and Influencers To Follow In 2022”

Full list here: https://www.absolutewinery.com/best-wine-blogs/

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Happy International Women’s Day!!

How lucky am I to be surrounded by such “Inspiring Women” every day in my business and personal life!

These women inspire me, uplift me, motivate me and push me to be my best self every day.

Here’s wishing a “Happy International Women’s Day” to these women, and to the women who break the glass ceiling and pave the way for a better future!

Liz Palmer

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Madame Pommery to be honoured for International Women’s Day [March 8, 2022]

Champagne Pommery will be celebrating and recognizing the achievements of Madame Pommery for International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022.

Madame Pommery, one of the great widows who marked the history of Champagne in the 1800’s, played an essential role in the development of modern Champagne as we know it.

This year, focusing on gender bias, stereotypes and discrimination – challenges women have been fighting for many years, the house will recognize Madame Pommery as a woman who had great confidence in her decision making and used her success to help others – especially other women and workers.

Madame Louise Pommery took over her husband’s Champagne business in 1858 when she was widowed and left with an infant child. Madame Pomery wasn’t just a businesswoman but also an innovator – she came up with the invention of “brut” Champagne. At that time dosage was added to champagne which was varied and unregulated resulting in sweet wines; she wanted something more elegant and fresh. Madame Pomery also popularized the use of caves for aging Champagne and is credited with pioneering wine tourism.

It is interesting to note that Madame Pommery was the first woman in France to receive a state funeral, and was a key figure who valued difference and inclusivity.

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Registration is open for the 10th Anniversary Women in Wine Leadership Symposium [January 24, 2022]

The Winebow Imports’ Women in Wine Leadership Symposium (WWLS) is a forum for women to discuss their experiences, opportunities and challenges they face, and how they can build a more diverse, inclusive and successful industry.

This year’s symposium is the 10th-anniversary event and consists of two dynamic sessions:

1:00-2:15pm EST — Keynote Conversation:
Annette Alvarez-Peters – Founder of Annette a.p. Wine and Spirits Inc.
Jirka Jireh – Wine Consultant, Educator and Advocate
Mandy Oser – Owner & Wine Director, Ardesia Wine Bar
Moderated by Wanda Mann – East Coast Editor, The SOMM Journal & Founder, Wine With Wanda

2:15-2:30pm EST — Break

2:30-3:30pm EST — Working Together, Navigating Partnership Dynamics:
Adrianna Catena – Co-owner, El Enemigo and 4th Generation Vintner, Catena Wines
Alejandro Vigil – Co-owner, El Enemigo and Head Winemaker, Catena Wines
Sandra Tavares da Silva and Jorge Serôdio Borges, Co-Owners and Winemakers, Wine & Soul
Moderated by Cathy Huyghe – Co-Founder of Enolytics, Columnist at Forbes and Co-Creator of content for A Balanced Glass

Registration: https://bit.ly/3t1TZIu

Jan 24, 2022 — 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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