International Women’s Day is here! And it’s sunny too - at least where I am- so all the better!
I thought it would be nice to hear if anyone got any particular woman they think had contributed to the world of wine, or perhaps nothing to do with wine - but still would like to mention her?
I can’t profess to know much about women in the wine world, but there is one woman I read a lot about - and seek out the wines of, and that’s Susana Balbo from Argentina. In interviews she always comes across as a positive, hardworking and determined woman, who really helped to change Argentina’s winemaking, at a time when there were virtually no women about to offer a role model.
This month there is also a fascinating interview in The Wine Enthusiast, where several female winemakers from Montalcino (one of whose wines TWS stock) talk about their challenges in a very male-dominated environment. Apparently they make some of the best Brunello out there.
For a non-wine related woman/girl, I’ll always vote for my daughter The best girl I could have ever asked for, and a fantastic human being all round.
Would love to hear your suggestions!