It’s long been reported that women have a better palate than men for all food and beverage tastes. This especially holds true with wine. Women winemakers are a growing cadre and our region proudly boasts an impressive representation (27)–see fall 2009 Piedmont Virginian article–with the national average closer to 15% of women as winemakers.
Washington, DC hosted a number of wine events this week including the Vital Voices Conference, an event at the State Department and a sold-out dinner at Kennedy Center honoring women in all types of leadership positions. The beverage industry was well represented and several wine pours were from the wines of Women of the Vine Cellars.
As the week of events concludes, tonite’s the nite: Head over to DC’s popular Eatonville restaurant for a “Food and Folklore” event featuring Corcoran Vineyards wines with Lori Corcoran and sommelier Mary Watson-DeLauder in attendance. Deborah Brenner of Women of the Vine will be there, too. The $45 four-course dinner has just a few seats left.