On Showing Up & Serving Others: An Interview with Ashley Trout

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

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Hey, Hardworking Women: We See You

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.

Reading list: #Timesup behind the bar

I whipped up this little reading list of journalistic work for anyone interested in digging deeper into the #metoo and #timesup movement within the world of wine, food, and hospitality. Take a gander, and please let me know what I've missed--I'd love to know what you're reading, too! >>   #86This: A Conversation about Harassment, Gender, … Continue reading Reading list: #Timesup behind the bar

It’s not (just) about wine

Anyone who knows me, knows that lately, I've been scheming and dreaming more than usual. I've been mapping out business plans, researching licenses, and market testing. I've been asking folks with similar business plans how they succeeded (and how they failed). I've been gathering an army of collaborators to help me achieve my mission.