My one souvenir from a weekend at the Wonder Women of Wine gathering bears a single slogan, but multiple messages. Wine for the People is a community-minded producer of Texas-grown natural wines, led by the unstoppable Rae Wilson. Promise you'll try her Sangiovese, okay? But beyond that, "Wine for the People" is an ethos for our industry. … Continue reading Wine (and Hope) for the People
It may seem like the last thing the world needs is another holiday wine roundup. I get it. But when you realize how many of those lists exclude women, as well as limited-production wineries, you are left wanting more.
This fall, my startup endeavor Woman–Owned Wineries launched a wine club highlighting some of my very favorite female wine entrepreneurs. Our current feature spotlights winemaker and social entrepreneur Ashley Trout. Ashley’s most recent endeavor Vital Winery is based 100% on donations–-from the fruit to the bottles to the labels. All profits support a health clinic primarily serving winery workers. In light of my … Continue reading On Showing Up & Serving Others: An Interview with Ashley Trout
I personally find it refreshing to encounter a winery story that doesn't begin with "wealthy exec retires to Napa to live the wine country dream". That's all fine and good--but that narrative ignores the stories of so many other hardworking people.
At a time when the nation seems to really need a drink, I'll be offering wine. (Hey, we all make an impact in different ways, okay?) The wine will not be not for sale. Instead, you will be able to access the wine by making a donation to your choice of featured charities.