Women and Wine: What DO We Like to Drink and Why? Featuring a 2009 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Giveaway

Women and Wine: What DO We Like to Drink and Why? Featuring a 2009 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Giveaway

Recently Dr. Vino created a poll asking his readers their opinions about “wine list[s] centered on wines made by women.” While I don’t consider myself a die-hard feminist, I agreed with 18% of the pollers who said, it’s a “great idea and long overdue.” I’m all about women and wine, and I think the wine industry cares a lot about what women like to drink. Apparently, we drink more wine than men. 

But what kind of wine? And why? Would you buy a bottle of wine just because it was made by a female wine maker such as Merry Edwards?
These ideas interest me, but He Sips thinks I’m silly. He says, I’m making too big a deal about women and wine. Most people who responded to Dr. Vino’s survey (62%) didn’t really care, selecting “whatever. I just want good wine.”
So maybe he’s right.

Whose side are you on?

To encourage you to share, I’m giving away my current favorite bottle by a female wine maker: a 2009 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc. You can read all about my love for this bottle here. This Sauvignon Blanc can be purchased through the winery for $30 a bottle–but I’ll give you one FREE (since the winery was nice enough to give us a bottle when we were there), if you enter the contest and WIN:

2009 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

Giveaway Rules:

simply leave a comment below that addresses the issue of women and wine. If you’re stuck, answer these:

Would you buy a bottle of wine just because it was made by a female wine maker?

Who is right? He Sips or She Sips?

Here are some rules:

  • Comment as much as you would like, but you will only get an entry for your first.
  • You may receive an additional entry by linking on Twitter and
    leaving a link to your tweet in our comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest
    and leaving a link to it in our comments.
  • This giveaway is open to US Residents who are 21 or older.
  • The winner will be selected via random.org.
  • Contest ends Sunday, September 12 at 8PM CST.

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Tags: Giveaway, marketing, wine, women


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  • I would not buy a wine just because it was made by a woman. Then again, how many female wine makers are there? maybe you should make a list.

  • In reply to SarahS:

    Great suggestion. I think there are many more than you think. It would be a long list, but not impossible.

  • In reply to SarahS:

    On this question, I would have to side with He Sips. Kind of like deciding to dine at a female chef's restaurant or a male chef's place, I might be content knowing I'm supporting a woman, but in the end, it's the product that I'm most interested in. It better be good food or good wine, regardless!

    As for the second question, though, She Sips is always right! :)

  • In reply to SarahS:

    Veuve Clicquot & Madame Clicquot!!!! I'm interested to learn how many women are out there making wines. If I had a list I would certainly try them out. If there were good bottles I knew I liked, I would most certainly support the female endeavors and let other female friends know the deal.

  • In reply to ewhughes1:

    I guess I need to start working on this list!

  • In reply to SarahS:

    I would definitely buy a bottle of wine based off the fact that it was made by a woman. I feel like I don't hear about female wine makers enough and I think it's an exciting idea that I would want to support!

  • In reply to SarahS:

    Working in an industry myself that is male dominated (architecture) I would support a female winemaker and buy a bottle. That being said, male or female, I still have the same standards for the wines I enjoy.

  • In reply to SarahS:

    many people, including myself, are thinking more and more about the politics behind everything we eat (and consume). This is another aspect to consider and certainly isn't silly. We pick wines for genuinely silly reasons like a cool name or label, why not be proud of picking one that supports opening the playing field?

  • In reply to SaraKennedy:

    I couldn't agree more.

  • In reply to SaraKennedy:

    Of course I would buy it to try it. Wine is of course an expression of terroir at its best, but with the sourcing of grapes from multiple parcels it is also an expression of the maker. Any information that allows me to slow down even further while I'm sipping wine the better. Remind me of the weather, the landscape all of those elements enrich the experience.

  • In reply to mmmonger:

    I'm glad you agree. I'm all about slowing down to enjoy wine!

  • it would not influence my purchasing decision. but do like that more women are making wines as i am sure this will have a positive long-term impact on the industy. i know from my travels that many more women venture to the US to make wines as it is stil (unfortunately) unheard of in Europe where it is still an old-boys club.

  • In reply to themaestro:

    So true. The US is really ahead of Europe on this. Thanks for your comment.

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