Women in Wine Virtual Tasting with Master of Wine Lydia Harrison
The days of the wine world being some sort of extended riff on minor characters from a Jeeves and Wooster novel are well behind us.
The modern wine world is a shimmering talent pool of female winemakers, viticulturalists, distributors, critics, and managing directors. And, if our sales and customer database are anything to go by, wine consumers are predominantly female too.
Join us as we we welcome Master of Wine Lydia Harrison and four of our top team members to celebrate all women in wine.
We're hosting three online tastings to share these inspiring stories and achievements with you for International Women's Day 2021.
The tastings will begin at 7pm on each evening and will last for 90 minutes. You will receive a zoom link the day before.
You'll be tasting along with Lydia these six female-centric wines
2019 Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco (Trentino, Italy)
- a masterpiece in skin-contact amber wine from this rarely seen grape variety.
2019 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand)
- The only wine we have consistently stocked since we launched Vagabond in 2010 is Jules's classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Still as popular as ever today.
2019 Signature Rosé (Mendoza, Argentina)
- Susanna was intent on studying nuclear physics at university in the early 1980s but the political environment meant it was too dangerous to travel for it. A loss to physics but a gain for wine. This wine shows there's more to pink wines than the coast of Provence.
2017 La Potazzine Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy)
- Tuscany's Montalcino region produces some of the most emblematic wines of Italy. Giglioa and her daughters, Viola and Sofia, are high achievers in this exalted zone.
2018 Age of Grace Viognier (Greyton, South Africa)
Forging a life in the wild unknown wine terrain of Greyton? Tick. Making some of the best Syrah in South Africa? Tick. Having your winery, home and entire way of living burn down in a bush fire yet being able to start again? Sadly, proudly, incredibly it's a tick again.
2018 Roc des Anges Cotes de Catalanes ’Segna de Cor’ (Roussillon, France)
Majorie hails from Grenoble and was inspired by the wines of France's northern Rhone such as Cote Rotie and St Joseph before setting out to make wine in the Catalan country of Frances deep south. She's been in charge since she was 23 and makes beautiful wines of soul and place.