Women in the Wine and Alcohol Industry

Women in the Wine and Alcohol Industry

Women in the Wine and Alcohol Industry

It's March and you know what that means – time to celebrate the incredible achievements of women! As we gear up for International Women's Day, let's take a moment to reflect on the amazing things that women have done to get us where we are today. And guess what? The world of wine and alcohol is no exception when it comes to women making their mark. Let’s look back on some significant contributions they have made for us!

  1. Helen Mackenzie

Helen Mackenzie was a Scottish chemist who invented the hydrometer, a tool that measures the density of liquids and is still used in the production of alcohol today. Her invention was critical to the development of the modern distilling industry, as it allowed producers to more accurately measure the alcohol content of their products.

  1. María de la Concepción Palomares

Often called the "father of California wine," Agoston Haraszthy was a Hungarian immigrant who founded the Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma County in the mid-19th century. However, his wife, María de la Concepción Palomares, is believed to have played a significant role in the winery's success. According to some accounts, she was the one who introduced Zinfandel grapes to California, which became one of the state's most popular varieties.

  1. Helen Lansdowne Resor

Helen Lansdowne Resor was an American advertising executive who rose to prominence in the early 20th century. She was one of the first female executives in the male-dominated field of advertising, and her groundbreaking work helped pave the way for other women to succeed in the industry. She is best known for her work on the Bacardi Rum campaign, which helped to establish the brand as a popular choice for cocktails. So if you love Bacardi in your cocktails, she is your hero!

  1. Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson is a British wine critic, journalist, and author who has been writing about wine for over 40 years. She is widely regarded as one of the world's leading wine experts, and her opinions and recommendations are highly respected by wine professionals and enthusiasts alike. She created a system for rating the quality of wine that is now widely used by wine professionals around the world.

  1. Dr. Ann C. Noble

Dr. Ann C. Noble is a sensory scientist and inventor who has made significant contributions to the field of wine tasting and analysis. She is best known for creating the Wine Aroma Wheel, a tool used by wine professionals to describe and evaluate the aromas and flavors of wine. The Wine Aroma Wheel has become a standard in the wine industry, and is used by wine tasters and enthusiasts around the world.

  1. Deborah Brenner

Deborah Brenner is an American entrepreneur and author who is known for her work promoting gender equality in the wine and spirits industry. She is the founder of Women of the Vine & Spirits, an organization that advocates for the advancement of women in the alcohol industry. Her  book "Women of the Vine: Inside the World of Women Who Make, Taste, and Enjoy Wine" highlights the experiences of women in the wine industry and explores the challenges they face.