On Fridays I have been trying to write about women in the wine industry. At first this column was only going to be about Italian women in wine but then I discovered the wonderful world of women in the industry right here in the US.
In March I met Julia of the great blog Wine Julia. We met at the Snooth PVA weekend for bloggers in New York during a Peking Duck/Oregon wine pairing. Julia actually hails from Oregon so she was pretty much in the know about all of the different wines from that part of the world. I also discovered after chatting that she used to own a wine bar and then became a writer. I am always interested in how different people get into the wine industry and from which angle. I love the 1/2 day vacation posts that Julia writes. I’m about to take a half day vacation today and go sailing on the Shearwater with a friend. Very excited.
I am pretty much a novice when it comes to Oregon wines. I know, I may be the only person in the US that hasn’t tasted all of the Pinots that are available, noir and gris. I’m hoping to take a trip out that way. I also was thinking of doing a comparison tasting between Tuscan pinot noirs and Oregon ones to see how they measured up.
Oregon is the home state of another of my favorite women in wine my friend, Danica Stitz who works for VOS Selections. Danica and I did diploma together at the International Wine Center and have remained fast friends ever since. She has an amazing palate and was a great tasting group partner.
What a nice surprise! The Oregon Wine Board actually brought this piece to my attention, and I appreciate the shout-out very much! It was great to meet you in NYC (and, thanks again for the shawl you loaned me on the chilly first night), I look forward to seeing you again in the future, cheers!
Julia – Great meeting you. Hope to see you in Oregon soon. :). SG
PS: I really look forward to reading about your Tuscan v Oregon thoughts!
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I’m finally heading out to Portland and I remembered this post I had written. I don’t know that I will be able to meet Julia but it’s fun to revisit posts from the past and people you meet along the way. Looking forward to trying lots of great wines and meeting new and old friends at the Society of Wine Educators conference next week.