last night, i finished reading women of the vine: inside the world of women who make, taste, and enjoy wine. i got through the book very quickly because it was a combination of two of my favorite hobbies: reading and wine.
my mom brought my attention to this book after she attended an event with its author, deborah brenner. brenner is an alumna of university of delaware, the same college that alanna and i graduated from. she is also a "marketing executive-turned-wine label owner", which is a turn i would love my own career to take as well.
the "women of the vine" in brennan's book are winemakers, vineyard owners, founders of magazines and wine groups, and wine writers. one is even a master sommelier (one of only fourteen female master sommeliers in the entire world)! her interviews with these women cover all angles of making and enjoying wine and are absolutely inspiring.
wine spectator magazine hailed it "critical reading: the best new books of the year for any wine lover's library" and i definitely recommend it! you can order the book (personalized to you and autographed by the author) by emailing email@example.com.
|the author, deborah brennan. image via women of the vine|
in addition to the book, deborah also founded a group by the same name. women of the vine is "the first collaboration of sustainable family grape growers and women winemakers" (source). the group has a partnership with farm aid which supports the mission of keeping america’s family farmers on the land.
you can learn more about deborah brenner, her book, and the women of the vine at http://www.womenofthevine.com/.