Daily Wine News: Women in the Wine Industry

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restaurant-glass-wine-glasses-largeKaren MacNeil addresses issues regarding women and the wine industry. “We know there are women in all aspects of the industry from viticulture and winemaking to sales and marketing. But there aren’t many women at the top… In our own industry, women make up 62% of undergraduates in the Viticulture & Enology program at UC Davis, yet women represent just 10% of all the winemakers in California. And only 4% of those women own their own wineries, while 48% of men own theirs.”

In response, Julia Coney pens an open letter to Karen MacNeil and the wine industry. “After reading through the SOMM article and the blog post by Karen, where are the women who look like ME? I am curious out of the 50 women interviewed were there any African-American women interviewed?”

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