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WOMEN WINEMAKERS

Now, we have the propensity to be a tad irreverent when it comes to alcoholic beverages, honestly, we just don’t want to be another one of these merchants that describes aged Chateauneuf-du-Pape as tasting of “unwashed Périgord truffles, freshly harvested from clay rich soil which have then been driven through a loganberry bush in a 1987 Ford Cortina, 1.2 diesel engine of course.” Actually, that’s a pretty great tasting note *makes mental note to bust out that comment at next Christie’s tasting*.

However, in this particular circumstance we feel a degree of solemnity is required, you see, this page is dedicated to female winemakers. “Lady with reds is vinifying with me!” God, just when you’re trying to be serious for once, Chris De Burgh bursts in with poorly constructed references to 1986 pop classics!

We’ll try again, *shoots unyielding glare at Chris* whilst the numbers are increasing dramatically every year, women are still in the minority in the winemaking world. For a long time, a woman at a professional tasting would be beyond a curiosity, like so many other industries, the wine glass seemed to be above the glass ceiling. It’s undoubtedly moving in the right direction but not fast enough, we reckon, thus the wines highlighted below showcase some of the finest wines grown, vinified and bottled by women.

“Sisters are fermenting it for themselves!” Great now the Eurythmics have shown up *sigh*.

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  • Rolling Shiraz 2016 - Australian Red Wine

    Rolling Shiraz 2015

    £9.75

    £9.75

    In the early 1980s people discovered the virtue of the Central Rangers. What would they be? You might rightly enquire...
  • Marieta Albarino 2017 Spanish White Wine

    Marieta Albarino 2017

    £10.50

    £10.50

    According to the producers, Marieta is the first semi-dry Albariño ever tasted in the DO Rías Baixas. W...
  • Anette Closheim 'Rouge' 2015 German Red Wine

    Anette Closheim 'Rouge' 2015

    £11.75

    £11.75

    It was frustrating. Britta had a soft spot for well-built men; but she also liked the gentle touch. A little subtlety...
  • Anette Closheim 'Savvy' 2016 Vegan and Vegetarian White Wine

    Anette Closheim 'Savvy' Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £12.75

    £12.75

    Klaus was head-over-heels. Granted, he'd only seen Adelheid's picture, and - of course - fallen for her witty yet eng...
  • FP Branco by Filipa Pato Portuguese Wine 2017

    FP Branco by Filipa Pato 2017

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Luis Pato is one of Portugal's leading winemakers. Comparing him to Darth Vader seems cruel, but the force is very st...
  • Chianti Classico Olinto 2015

    Chianti Classico Olinto 2015

    £15.50

    £15.50

    LL Cool J once told us not to "call it a comeback;" apparently he'd been there for years. Yet, we think that's a sham...
  • First Creek Hunter Valley Shiraz Red Wine

    First Creek Hunter Valley Shiraz 2014

    £16.50

    £16.50

    "Own label wine brands." Words which, rightly or wrongly, send a shiver down many a spine. A phrase which sounds like...
  • Goodman Nikkal Pinot Noir 2017

    Goodman Nikkal Pinot Noir 2017

    £20.00

    £20.00

    If you happen to be a secondary school History teacher, you may find yourself bombarded with questions by snot nosed ...

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