The four women winemakers areÃ‚Â flying in to NY for a launch and celebration of Women’s History Month. They are hosting wine dinners and New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins isÃ‚Â opening the evening on March 9th at X20 in Yonkers with Peter X. Kelly.
Here’s some background, from the press release:
INÃ‚Â HONOR OF WOMENÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S HISTORY MONTH,
TOPÃ‚Â CALIFORNIAÃ‚Â WOMEN WINEMAKERS HOSTÃ‚Â DINNERS
ANDÃ‚Â INTRODUCE NEWÃ‚Â WINE FLIGHTS
Winemakers,Ã‚Â Marketta Fourmeaux, Dorothy Schuler, Carol Shelton and Signe Zoller introduceÃ‚Â their wines on the East Coast
Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚Â especially created for Women of the Vine Cellars
January, 27, 2008 – Women ofÃ‚Â the Vine CellarsÃ¢â€žÂ¢ is the first of its kind wine company to unite award winningÃ‚Â women winemakers under one label. Deborah Brenner, author of WOMEN OF THE VINEÃ‚Â®: Inside the World of Women who Make, Taste,Ã‚Â and Enjoy Wine (Wiley; November 2006) formedÃ‚Â this trailblazing new wine company while writing the book as a celebration ofÃ‚Â wine and women. Each of the winemakers creates high quality, hand-crafted,Ã‚Â limited production wines that truly demonstrate their individual style andÃ‚Â nuances of their region.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are veryÃ‚Â proud to introduce Country Roads, bottled and produced by Women of theÃ‚Â Vine Cellars, to the East Coast market. As part of our long-term vision we areÃ‚Â building a wine portfolio, like an art gallery, that features some of the bestÃ‚Â artisan women winemakers from around the world,Ã¢â‚¬? states Brenner. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â History Month is the ideal time for us to release our wines to since it wasÃ‚Â initiated by an educational task force ofÃ‚Â Sonoma County in 1978. Also, this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s theme isÃ‚Â WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Art Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it is a perfect pairing.Ã¢â‚¬?
As part of BrennerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vision to introduce these celebrated women andÃ‚Â their craft to a broader audience, FlemingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Steakhouse and Wine Bar ofÃ‚Â Edgewater, NJ and Radnor, PA created Ã¢â‚¬Å“Women of the VineÃ¢â‚¬? flightsÃ‚Â of wine. In honor of WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s History Month, the restaurants will be servingÃ‚Â red and white wine flights from the Country Roads portfolio for the entireÃ‚Â month of March. In addition, they will be hosting winemaker dinners with allÃ‚Â four women winemakers and Deborah Brenner on March 6th andÃ‚Â 10th.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are very happy to participate inÃ‚Â womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s history celebrations. This was a perfect way for FlemingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ofÃ‚Â Edgewater and Radnor to form a joint program with Women of the Vine CellarsÃ‚Â and to recognize womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s achievements all throughout history including theÃ‚Â wine industry,Ã¢â‚¬? said Buddy Chick, partner, FlemingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ofÃ‚Â Edgewater, NJ.
Women of the Vine Cellars will alsoÃ‚Â be celebrating Ã¢â‚¬Å“Wine as ArtÃ¢â‚¬? by hosting a winemaker dinner with IronÃ‚Â Chef Winner, Peter Kelly at his newest restaurant, X20 inÃ‚Â Yonkers. New York State SenatorÃ‚Â Andrea Stewart-Cousins will open the evening with an introductionÃ‚Â about WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s History Month on Sunday, March 9th and will be joinedÃ‚Â by all four winemakers from California and proprietor, Deborah Brenner.
In 1987, the National Women’s HistoryÃ‚Â Project petitioned Congress to expand the national celebration to the entireÃ‚Â month of March. Since then, the National Women’s History Month Resolution hasÃ‚Â been approved with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. Each year,Ã‚Â programs and activities in schools, workplaces, and communities have becomeÃ‚Â more extensive as information and program ideas have been developed andÃ‚Â shared.
Women of the Vine Cellars isÃ‚Â currently distributed in NY, NJ, PA and DE. For more information, please visitÃ‚Â www.womenofthevine.com <http://www.womenofthevine.com/>
About Women of the VineÃ‚Â Cellars: www.womenofthevine.com <http://www.womenofthevine.com>
WomenÃ‚Â of the Vine Cellars is the first-of-its-kind wine importing and marketingÃ‚Â company to unite award winning women winemakers under one label. WeÃ‚Â create high quality, limited production wines especiallyÃ‚Â hand-crafted for Women of the Vine Cellars. The results trulyÃ‚Â express the nuances of their worldwide regions and each woman’s uniqueÃ‚Â style.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Country Roads wines introduces these celebratedÃ‚Â women and their craft to a broader audience. We aim to simplify the premiumÃ‚Â wine buying process and to create a new category that identifies quality andÃ‚Â value.Ã‚Â Life is a journey. Enjoy it…Ã‚Â one sip at a time!”Ã‚Â Deborah Brenner, proprietor