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Sommelier Series: Spotlight on Female Winemakers

January 17 @ 6:30 pm


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Join our Sommelier, Sam Mushman, as you taste wines from some of the brightest and most talented female winemakers in the world of wine. Ranging from sparkling to complex reds, you will be able to taste great wines along with a variety of lite bites, while learning the stories on how these female winemakers stamped their name in the wine industry.

Chandon Sparkling Rosé, California

About Pauline Lhote…

Pauline grew up in Champagne, France, and she spent years working in the industry before joining Chandon in Napa Valley in 2006. Needless to say, Pauline is an expert in crafting beautiful sparkling wines, and this Chandon California Rosé is a perfect example of her expertise.

Aslina Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch South Africa

About Ntsiki Biyela…

Ntsiki became South Africa’s first Black female winemaker in 2009 and the first Black winery owner in 2016, it was truly a big deal. Five years later, she is still rocking it with her winery, Aslina, named for her beloved grandmother.

Joseph Drouhin / Macon-Villages, Chardonnay, Burgundy France

About Véronique Drouhin…

Born on December 1st at the Hospices de Beaune, exceptionally on a Wine Auction Day postponed that year, Véronique had a predetermined destiny. To complete the picture, she grew up alongside her brothers, running through the vineyards. She chose the path of oenology at the University of Dijon and was the only woman in her class of 1985. Her education took her to Bordeaux and naturally to the family estate, where she worked alongside winemaker Laurence Jobard, as well as to Oregon to write a new chapter in the Drouhin family’s history.

Whiplash Jamieson Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir, California

About Linda Trotta…

Linda started her career in winemaking over three decades ago in California’s Sonoma Valley and continues to be a trailblazer in the industry. Trotta also serves as chair of Wine Women — a professional organization that advocates for the advancement of women working in the wine industry.

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January 17
6:30 pm
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Stone House
50 Stirling Road
Warren, NJ 07059 United States
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