Harvest Seminar Videos
Femmes du Vin Harvest Seminar | Diversity and Inclusion - Setting the Table for All Women in Wine
In this seminar we explore the evolving role that women are playing in the wine industry and discuss how to ensure that all women are a part of that wave. We will start by defining what ‘diversity and inclusion’ means in practical rather than theoretical terms. We will discuss the state of the industry—what’s changing, what isn’t, and various initiatives in place to bring all women into the conversation and into a diverse set of jobs within the wine industry. Our panelists tell us how they carved their own paths and how not only to be allies but to elevate, mentor and support women. We will talk about what work requires our immediate attention and how we can all be part of the solution. Join host Priya Rao together with Panelists Jancis Robinson MW, Julia Coney, June Rodil MS and Ntsiki Biyela as they probe this most important topic. Powered by Wines of South Africa.
Femmes du Vin Harvest Seminar | Natural Wines - Revival of Traditional Techniques in a Modern World
Natural wine has made a resurgence in the last few years and is being served at hip bars all over the world. What is pushing this trend in popularity? Together with some of this category’s leading experts, we will explore what qualifies as ‘natural’ wine since it has no legal definition, and what has propelled a return to this traditional approach of wine making. We will also discuss the marketplace for these wines and how to sell, store and serve and enjoy natural wine best. Join host Nadia Pugh together with Panelists Pascaline Lepeltier MS, Nicole Campbell, Krysta Oben and Isabelle Legeron MW as they uncover the mystery of natural wine.
Femmes du Vin Harvest Seminar | Vegan Wines - Embracing Green Wines and a Plant-Based Philosophy
With plant-based and Vegan food trending for several reasons including environmental, animal rights and health reasons the world of wine is also changing. An uptick in this plant-based philosophy and top Plant-based restaurants has created an emerging trend in the wine industry that requires our attention. It is not only trendy, it’s important and it’s here to stay. We will dive into what makes a wine Vegan or Vegan Friendly, what are the certifications around them and why a winery would choose to (or not to) certify. Finally, we will discuss how to pair wines with plant-based foods and how to find wines that qualify as Vegan friendly and certified. Join host Jen Huether MS, together with Frances Gonzalez, Sunny Gandara, Gilian Handelman, and Barbara Philips MW as they unpack the how’s and why’s of going green. Powered by Jackson Family Wines.
Femmes du Vin Harvest Seminar | Made With Care, For Our Future Generations
Understanding Carbon Neutral wines and learning from a New Zealand Perspective. From the commitment of being net carbon-zero by 2050 to continuously evolving sustainability initiatives, environmental impact has always been an integral part of the New Zealand wine industry. The belief is held that nature’s resources belong to the earth, and people are welcome to use these resources, as long as they do so respectfully. This custodial responsibility is preserved in the Māori concept of kaitiakitanga, meaning guardianship and protection. For New Zealand’s wine industry, it represents a commitment to protect the places that make their famous wines and mitigating the impact wineries have on future generations. Today, 98% of New Zealand’s vineyard producing area is SWNZ certified, with 7% also operating under recognised certified organic programmes. Join host Michelle Bouffard as she discuss what’s currently being done, as well as what’s next for the industry, from some of NZ’s female leaders - Alice Rule (3sixty2), Charlotte Read (New Zealand Winegrowers), Karen Titulaer (Villa Maria) and Rachel Taulelei (Kono). Powered by New Zealand Winegrowers Canada.
Femmes du Vin Harvest Seminar | Rioja, The Roots That Connect Us - Understanding the Supply Chain
How does a glass of wine make it from the vineyard to its final destination, your glass? In this seminar, we will experience the journey from a region with a rich ancient, classic and modern history and a true wine culture that defines it. We will explore the life of a grower, a winery owner who carries a family legacy on her shoulders, and a passionate marketer who has to swim in the waters of a highly competitive and saturated industry. Join host Jacky Blisson MW together with panellists Ana Fabiano, Cristina Forner and Carmen Perez Garrigues to unpack what happens before that first sip. Powered by Rioja.
Femmes du Vin Harvest Seminar | Fair Labour, Advocating for Human Equality from Vine to Glass
Join us for this panel discussion where we look at how the concept of sustainability in wine can be re-shaped to include fair labour and workers' rights from the vineyard all the way to the glass. We will discuss how the wine industry can move forward through the challenges of Covid-19 without losing contemporary wins for women’s participation in the labour force. Our panellists share how they have taken charge of their own career paths and shed some light on how women can advocate for themselves in their workplaces, even as many of us pivot to freelancing. Join host Nabilha Rawji together with panellists Charlene Theodore, Emily Wines MS and Elaine Chukan Brown who will shed some light on this important topic. Powered by Advini
Femmes du Vin Harvest Seminar | Women in Power, Napa Valley Style - A Look at Leadership of Women
The women leaders of the Napa Valley—whether they be CEOs, winemakers, marketing directors or winery owners--are focused on empowering and inspiring women to find their voices, promote equality, create a work/life integration, and provide peer-to-peer mentoring in an uplifting and inspiring environment. These Napa Valley ladies lead the way in championing females in the wine industry. In this seminar, we will probe what Napa Valley is doing right to propel women forward and hear from Emma Swain, Priyanka French and Kelli White as they share their best practices in mentorship, hiring, education and career development. Hosted by Renee Sferrazza from @wine.by.renee Toronto-base entrepreneur in the world of wine. Powered by Napa Valley Vintners
Femmes du Vin Harvest Seminar | Femmes du Bourgogne 2, Meet the Women Changing Burgundy Today
In this seminar, we dive into the history and stories of true Femmes du Vin power-house women. Featuring three fierce Femmes du Vin - Gaëtane Carré, Lauriane André, and Axelle Marchard de Gramont. Owners and winemakers of their prospective vineyards, these ladies are leading the way in what was the ultimate boys club. Together we will taste through the wine from each Domaine and hear from Burgundian wine expert Marie-Antoinette de Szczypiorski - an educator, journalist and impeccable taster from her years at Bettane+Desseauve. Lesle Gibson, Founder of the Gibson Family Group will share her passion and love for the region and how each of these strong women is part of the future and modern lens of Burgundy today. Hosted by Angela Aiello, Super Wine Girl, this seminar will inspire, delight and make a mark on both your palate and your heart. Powered by Gibson Family Group.
Femmes du Vin Harvest Seminar | Femmes du Bourgogne 1, Understanding Burgundy Blind Tasting
Blind tasting can be a daunting experience for even the most knowledgeable wine professional. Join us to witness a Master Sommelier, a Master of Wine and a global ASI Sommelier Competition winner apply and explain their personal deductive practices through three wines from Burgundy. Deepen your understanding of the role of tasting blind and what it teaches us about quality, style and origin and more importantly, about ourselves. Learn to distinguish the diverse practical standards of Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI), The Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) and The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW). Wines provided by Gibson Family wines. Join host Emily Pearce together with our blind wine tasting panel Veronique Rivest, Elyse Lambert MS and Elsa Macdonald MW as we uncover the secrets of the world's top tasting systems. Powered by Gibson Family Group.