Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation receives $10,000 Donation from Edrington

Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation receives $10,000 Donation from Edrington


October 25, 2018 (New York, NY) – The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, Ltd. is pleased to announce it has received a generous donation of $10,000 from Edrington. The funds will support women in the alcohol beverage industry with scholarships and awards for the purpose of helping them to advance in their careers in the food, wine, spirits, hospitality, or viticulture industries through education, leadership, and professional development. 


“This is the second donation the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation has received from Edrington, and we are incredibly thankful for their generosity and support of our mission to provide women with the education, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive in the alcohol beverage industry,” said Founder & CEO, Women of the Vine & Spirits Deborah Brenner


The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation offers scholarships each year. Scholarship opportunities include: The Professional & Leadership Development Scholarship, which awards two recipients with attendance at the Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium; Student Scholarship for applicants already enrolled in an accredited food, wine, hospitality, viticulture, or other alcohol beverage industry related postsecondary program; Continuing Education Scholarship for applicants towards the cost of professional advancement courses regarding the food, wine, hospitality, and/or viticulture industries, and new this year, scholarships for those attaining their Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications.


“Edrington is pleased to be a corporate member of Women of the Vine & Spirits and support the Foundation with this donation,” said Director of Corporate Affairs & Social Responsibility, Marc Bromfeld. “Our ethos is steeped in a culture of Giving More Together and we are committed to fostering gender diverse teams and talent development.”


For more information about the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation and the Edward H. Brenner Scholarship Fund, visit womenofthevine.com.


Women of the Vine & Spirits Corporate Members include Founding Member, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Diamond Members: Bronco Wine Company; Brown-Forman Corporation; Caesars Entertainment; E. & J. Gallo Winery; Moët Hennessy USA; and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Platinum Corporate Members: Brown-Forman; Delicato Family Vineyards; Frederik Wildman & Sons; J. Lohr Vineyards & Winery; Palm Bay International; Pernod-Ricard; Shaw Ross; Trinchero Family Estates; William Grant & Sons. For a full list of Corporate Members including those at the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Associate level, visit the Corporate Members tab at womenofthevine.com.


To become a member of Women of the Vine & Spirits, please visit womenofthevine.com. For those interested in Corporate Membership opportunities, please email info@womenofthevine.com or call 888.750.1863.


About Women of the Vine & Spirits
Women of the Vine & Spirits is dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide. Women of the Vine & Spirits is an organization for members to connect through our global and diverse network and collaborate across all industry sectors. Providing members with resources and opportunities to thrive is the cornerstone of our organization and success. We offer steadfast support for women at every position in the field with membership benefits that include: education, training, mentorship, entrepreneurship and networking as well as tools, services and resources for personal and business development. Together, we are a committed community taking action and making a positive impact on the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide. Save the date for the Fifth Annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, March 11- 13, 2019 in Napa, California. For more information, please visit womenofthevine.com.


About Edrington

Edrington’s ambition is to become the world’s leading premium spirits company. Edrington owns some of the leading Scotch whisky and rum brands in the world, including The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Highland Park, Cutty Sark, The Glenrothes, Brugal and Snow Leopard vodka. Edrington Americas added Tequila Partida to its portfolio in 2016 and Wyoming Whiskey in 2018. Edrington is headquartered in Scotland and employs around 3,000 people in its companies and joint venture operations worldwide, with over 70% employed overseas. The company owns its route to market in 13 countries, and operates the remainder through joint venture and third party agreements. Edrington Americas is headquartered in New York, NY with regional offices in Chicago, Miami and Orange County. Edrington’s principal shareholder is The Robertson Trust, which has donated over £252 million to a variety of charitable causes since 1961.

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