Women of the Vine & Spirits™ Announces European Expansion

Women of the Vine & Spirits™ Announces European Expansion

World’s leading organization supporting women in the alcohol beverage industry expands into Europe, announcing powerhouse lineup of European Advisory Board Members

 

Women of the Vine & Spirits (womenofthevine.com), the world’s leading membership alliance dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, announced today its expansion into Europe during the 51st edition of Vinitaly International.

 

The announcement was made before a group of trade and press in Verona, Italy by Founder & President of Women of the Vine & Spirits, Deborah Brenner. Alongside Brenner for the inauguration were three members of the newly formed European Advisory Board, Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates, Marilisa Allegrini, Chief Executive Officer, ADMIRABLE Wines, Béatrice Cointreau, and Managing Director, Vinitaly International, Stevie Kim.

 

“I am honored to be joining the European Advisory Board of Women of the Vine & Spirits. This is a wonderful organization that connects intelligent, accomplished and interesting women who all share the goal of advancing the position of women working in wine and spirits,” said Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates, Marilisa Allegrini.

 

Anyone across the globe can become a member of Women of the Vine & Spirits and participate in online discussion forums, regional events, summits, webinars, connect with others via the membership directory and attend the annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium held every March in Napa, California. With the guidance of the European Advisory Board, Women of the Vine & Spirits will grow its presence in Europe creating more opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie between members and corporate partners worldwide.

 

“Our first objective is to thoroughly understand the European culture and hear from women in the wine and spirits industries what they need to advance their careers and foster gender diversity in their companies,” said Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits, Deborah Brenner. “Women are an increasingly important force in driving trends and alcohol sales, therefore, it makes perfect sense that the industry has so much to gain from more diversity. Having more women in leadership roles across the globe drives innovation and creativity which directly impacts the bottom line.”

 

European Advisory Board Members include:

 

Marilisa Allegrini, Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates

Béatrice Cointreau, Chief Executive Officer, ADMIRABLE Wines

Maggie Henriquez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug Maison de Champagne

Stevie Kim, Managing Director, Vinitaly International

Stephanie J. Macleod, Master Blender, John Dewar & Sons Ltd.

Jancis Robinson, OBE, MW, Wine Critic, Journalist & Wine Writer

 

About Women of the Vine & Spirits™
Women of the Vine & Spirits is a membership-based alliance that empowers and equips women worldwide to advance their careers in the alcohol beverage industry. Women of the Vine & Spirits offers extensive education, advocacy, training, mentorship, networking and steadfast support for women at every position in the field, particularly through the annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium which will be held March 12 – 14, 2018 in Napa, California. For more information or corporate partnership inquiries, please visit womenofthevine.com or email info@womenofthevine.com