To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, WineGB has teamed up with Women in Wine London to stage a series of inspirational Instagram Live interviews with female professionals who are shaping Great Britain’s wine industry today.
Running for eight days, from International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March through to 15 March, the series of Instagram Live interviews will put a spotlight on some of the industry’s most exceptional women, spanning some of the many different career paths available. As well as looking at those who are working in viticulture and winemaking, the series of interviews will also feature those who have founded successful wine businesses, those working in retail, hospitality and communications.
Those being interviewed are:
Lynsey Verrillo, co-founder, Blackbook Winery, London
Sophia Longhi, wine communicator and influencer @skin+pulp
Laura Rhys MS, Global Ambassador, Gusbourne
Sam Linter, MD and Head Winemaker, Bolney Wine Estate
Tamara Roberts, CEO, Ridgeview Wine Estate
Alex Valsecchi, Vineyard Manager, Albury Organic Vineyard
Rebecca Gibb MW, wine writer
Rebecca Palmer, wine buyer, Corney & Barrow
The range of careers and career paths these interviewees have taken will be discussed and hopefully some of the advice shared will actively encourage anyone interested in joining the UK wine industry or the wider wine trade at large.
Each of the eight 30-minute-long discussion interviews will be hosted first, live, on WineGB’s Instagram channel at 6pm each evening. For those who cannot view the sessions live, replays will be available on IGTV, and on WineGB’s YouTube Channel as well as on the WineGB and Women in Wine websites.
“The eight women who will be featured throughout the week will no doubt inspire and educate our viewers not only about the UK’s wine industry, but the diverse range of career paths available within this sector,” comments Julia Trustram Eve, WineGB. “In today’s digital world, social media is one of the most powerful and effective ways to build relationships and develop a really engaged community, which is why we are broadcasting these interviews on Instagram Live,” adds WineGB’s digital marketing manager, Joana Albogas.
Having started just a few years ago, Women in Wine London now has over 500 members, who work across over 70 companies. Commenting on the Women in the Great British wine industry social media campaign, founding member Regine Lee MW said: “We are really pleased to be working with WineGB for International Women’s Day. The global theme for this year is “Choose to Challenge”. This fits into our aims to engage in the key issues we face by way of debate and discussion during our events. Now more than ever, it is important to hear from trailblazers who inspire us to challenge the status quo in the British wine industry.”