Women in Wine

By Allie Hypes

Beneath the grape and beyond the bottle of every wine stand the humans and stories that imbue each drop a life’s taste. Be it the prowess of recognition by chateau or humble decadence of organic fermentation the humanity of wine making is palpable, though so often lost amidst the primacy of imbibing, like so many ancient traditions made daily routine. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the predominant assumption within wine- be it the selling, the tasting, the voices or knowledge we recognise- appears to be male.
Which as we all know is not only a false bias but a product of global socio-cultural nuances that frankly extend beyond the confines of this wine protégée’s pay grade.
The bottom line is this: Women are wine, just like their male counterparts; our stories, sense of taste, and undeniable skill are intrinsically vital to understanding and honouring a trade whose story continues to unfold.
So, this is a fervent and resounding show of acknowledgement and support for giving due credit to the diverse array of stories and humans behind wine, specifically the women at the helm of wines we know and love.
Below is all the wine we sell that owes its existence to the women that craft it. Because at the end of the day, don’t we all?
Angeline Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 75cl
Peter's thoughts: "It is rich, loads of blueberries and freshly picked blackberries. The palate is balanced, a spicy note with a core of tobacco and leather and an elegant long finish. 90/100"  Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley and...
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Angeline Vineyards Chardonnay 2018 75cl
Peter's thoughts: "So my supplier sent me the wrong vintage to try, so this arrived and I hadn't tasted it, so this is my review on the 2017 vintage. Oak is there with a burnt butter aroma, a bit like...
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Chateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2019 37.5cl
"Bright with lovely apricot aromas and then some peach skin and citrus on the palate. A really lovely fresh and clean style of white Bordeaux" Peter's Points: 88 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and...
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6% offChateau Haut Rian Rose 2019 75cl
"A little dusty earth coming off with fresh floral notes coming off. Loads of strawberry and a hint of white pepper coming off. " Peter's Points: 89 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and they spent...
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Only 1 leftChateau Haut Rian Rouge 2017 75cl
"A bright fresh red with sweeter blackberry fruit. The palate has the cabernet noticeable with earthy, veggie fruit coming through. Very soft, gentle tannin and a little spice on the finish." Peter's Points: 88 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate...
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Chateau Siaurac 2014 75cl
"Attractive truffle, graphite and plum notes intermixed with mocha and black cherry cascade from the glass of this supple, chunky, fleshy wine. There is good glycerin, purity and overall character to this wine, which can be drunk over the next...
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Chateau Sigalas Rabaud 2004 75cl
"A lovely rich, fruity style of wine with loads of honey on the nose. The palate is so sexy, rich and yet with beautiful acidity, marmalade, sweet curry spice and really balanced." Château Sigalas Rabaud has been in the Sigalas...
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Cossetti Barolo 2015 75cl
Tasting Note: A long ageing refined wine with a garnet red colour and orangish highlights that intensify over time. Intense aromas of red and violet fruit, with a fully ample and velvety flavour and a spicy, light vanilla finish. Producer:...
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Cossetti Gelsomora Gavi 2019 75cl
Tasting Note: Intense straw yellow colour, fresh and persistent aroma with hints of floral and fresh fruit. Dry and pleasant on the palate with a fresh and harmonious flavour. Producer: In the 1891 Giovanni Cossetti starts an activity that soon...
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Domaine Fiona Leroy Maranges Blanc 2018 75cl
Established in the Maranges AOC by the young, and dynamic, producer Fiona Leroy. Moreover, the 2018 is her first vintage. The domaine is situated in the attractive and secluded village of Dezize-Les-Maranges at the most southerly point of the Cote...
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Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune 2018 75cl
Domaine Tollot-Beaut has sat modestly in the centre of Chorey-lès-Beaune since it was set up by the Tollot family in the 1930s. Nathalie Tollot is the most Chorey-lès-Beaune Bourgogne Rouge Chorey-lès-Beaune Corton Grand Cru welcoming of hosts and her wines...
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6% offFalse Bay "Bush Vine" Pinotage 2014 75cl
Perfect Pinotage - youthful, vibrant and fruity. This wine has a bright nose of summer pudding and cream. The palate has a savoury earthiness redolent of its sandy provenance. An independent company, owned by Waterkloof founder Paul Boutinot, False Bay...
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6% offFalse Bay "Old School" Syrah 2017 75cl
Tasting Note: Very smart varietal Shiraz, savoury but polished and seriously appealing. Dark garnet with a violet rim. Fresh lifted berry fruit that draws you in! Full yet elegant with bramble aromas and cream, cassis and black cherry flavours on...
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6% offFalse Bay "Slow" Chenin Blanc 2016 75cl
Wild yeast fermentation is key to this benchmark Chenin Blanc. The long wild yeast ferment provides bready aromas and additional complexity to the wine. Dried herbaceous notes, including fennel and aniseed from the nearby Fynbos, dominate the nose, followed by...
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False Bay "Windswept" Sauvignon Blanc 2020 75cl
Elderflower, citrus and pear galore - a lovely bracing Sauvignon Blanc. An independent company, owned by Waterkloof founder Paul Boutinot, False Bay Vineyards aims to make 'real' wine affordable. These are sustainable certified wines bottled in South Africa and naturally...
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24% offFalse Bay Autumn 12 Pack

False Bay Autumn 12 Pack

£81.60 £108.00

A special deal on three of our favourite sub £10 wines. The brilliant False Bay wines made by the talented Nadia Barnard are certified sustainable from mature vineyards that are wild yeast fermented and vegan friendly. This case of 12...
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Mar 7 Manzanilla Pasada Sherry 75cl
Vinos Mar 7 are found in the centre of Sanlucar de Barrameda in a unique and privileged spot, given that it is a site on which a century old winery began. The location, from which wines have been cultivated since...
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Rola de Branco 2018 75cl
Tasting Note: "On the palate this wine reveals a very fresh and crisp grip, reporting citric and tropical fruits to your tastebuds to create an extremely smooth yet vibrant almond peel complexity with a long finish." Producer: Ana Rola was...
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Only 1 leftRola de Tinto 2019 75cl
Tasting Note: "Rola Douro Tinto shows the fruit of a vineyard with character in the soil and the terroir of Douro at its best. This creates a wine, which is very concentrated on the nose, then revealing red fruit on the...
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Rola Little Sweet Rola 2016 37.5cl
Tasting Note :"It is a scrumptious wine, with touches of white flowers and orange peel on the nose with a fresh and elegant body. On the palate this wine reveals freshness, minerality with a beautiful acidity, with well integrated white...
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Only 1 leftRola Vinha das Marias 2016 75cl
Tasting Note: Robert Parker Wine Advocate – “... Gorgeous for its mid-palate finesse, focus and precision is a big winner...” – Robert Parker points: 92+" “...Ana Rola created this opulent and rich small-production structured wine from the western end of...
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Vieux Chateau Bayard 2016 75cl
"I love this wine - sweet black cherries, some subtle mint notes, nice balance with a slight earthy hint." 90/100 Peter's Points Vieux Château Bayard has been in the same family for eight generations and always run by women. Marie-Laure...
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