Power to the Women

A few months ago I received an invitation to a ‘Revolutionary Wine Tasting’ in London.  Although I knew I couldn’t make it, the tittle had caught my attention and I read on.

“Women  know nothing about  either tasting wine, drinking wine or producing it“.

Fiona Scott Lazareff has (had?) a rather daft friend who once told her that she was wasting her time trying to do anything with a wine list at the University Women’s Clubsince women  know nothing about  either tasting wine, drinking wine or producing it“.  [shock & awe]. So she went and proved him wrong creating a wine list (below) made up entirely of women producers.

I’m not one to believe that wine is necessarily better when women are involved in the process. But I’m sure there are quite a few fabulous women in the wine industry who should be recognized; And they’re not all on that list!
So, who would you add?




2011 Gavoty Tradition Rosé, Domaine Gavoty, Cotes de Provence

2011 Cuvee Clarendon Rosé, Domaine Gavoty, Cotes de Provence

(by Roselyne Gavoty)



Champagne Virginie Taittinger

(by Virginie Taittinger)


 2010 Rully Blanc –Mallard Gaulin

2011 Chablis, Domaine de la Conciergerie

2011 Chablis Premier Cru

 2009 Meursault

 2007 Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru, Grande Montagne

 (All the Burgundies are made by Ludivine Griveau  except  the Chablis from the  Domaine de la Conciergerie

by Christian Adine)


2010 Hunter’s Sauvignon, Marlborough, New Zealand

(by Jane Hunter)



2010 Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes, Pierre André

 2009 Beaune Premier Cru, Pierre André

 2007 Pommard Premier Cru,  “Clos de la Commaraine” Monopole, Pierre André

 2009  Corton Grand Cru, Clos de Chateau – Monopole,  Domaine Corton Andre

 (All made by Ludivine Griveau)


 2007 Chateau Kirwan, Margaux 3rd Growth

(by Sophie and Nathalie Schyler)

 2009 Charmes de Kirwan, 2nd wine of Ch. Kirwan

(by Sophie and Nathalie Schyler)

 2009 Chateau Paloumey, Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc

 (by Martine Cazeneuve)

2009 Chateau Haut Badon, St Emilion Grand Cru

 (by Martine Cazeneuve)


 2011 Chateau de La Chaize

 2011 Château de La Chaize, Cuvée Vieilles Vignes

 (by Caroline de Roussy de Sales)


 2009 Gigondas, Domaine des Bosquets, Famille Brechet

 2010 Cotes du Rhone Villages, Domaine de la Jerome

 (by Sylvette Brechet)


 2005 Cuvee Clarendon Rouge  Domaine Gavoty, Cotes de Provence

(by Roselyne Gavoty)


 2006 Marques de Reinosa Rioja Reserva, Bodegas

 (by Ana Isabel Rubio)


 2011 Hunter’s Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

 (by Jane Hunter)


2011 Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Merlot

 2010 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta

 (by Alexandra  Marnier Lapostolle