The wine industry has been a male bastion for centuries. And though women are now highly visible in the wine industry, their contribution to the wine world mostly remains under-recognised. With women being proudly championed for their talent in other industries, hearing of the success stories of women winemakers only through the grapevine strikes an archaic note.
Fortunately, in recognition of this, some London establishments including bars, private member’s clubs and restaurants are taking steps to reveal and celebrate the women behind the bottle. One such establishment is the refined Chelsea restaurant Daphne’s, which has launched a special section to its wine list comprising 40 excellent wines made by women.