As I’m sure you all know, it’s International Women’s Day today - a chance to thank the women in our lives (ourselves, in some cases!), and to acknowledge that, for some, it’s still a difficult world to navigate. It’s also a chance to acknowledge the uphill struggle for some women in the wine industry - although things seem to evolve and progress constantly on this front, so hopefully the positive direction of travel continues!
If I had to nominate just one woman in the wine world who impresses me greatly I would suggest Alison Nightingale from Albourne Estate in West Sussex. On a tour and tasting at the Estate a couple of years ago, I found her energy and passion infectious, and was amazed at the hard work and her total dedication to the development of the Estate . She seems to be learning and evolving all the time, and the wines, consequently, are getting better and better.
My other ‘nomination’ as such, is (predictably!) my lovely nearly-18 year old daughter, who has the kindest of hearts, the most inquisitive of brains and is a wonderful companion to have (but I would say that, of course!)…
Is there any particular woman in the wine industry or outside of it that had influence or inspired you?