Posts with the label "women in wine"


JJ Prüm Masterclass

JJ Prüm Masterclass

Tuesday 21st April 2020
by Justerini & Brooks

Katharina Prüm from JJ Prüm - Tuesday 21st April

Our Justerini & Brooks Buyer, Julian Campbell had the great pleasure of speaking with Katharina Prüm from Joh Jos Prüm over a glass of Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling, Spätlese, 2010. Watch the full video below.


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The Wonderful Women of Wine

The Wonderful Women of Wine

Thursday 8th March 2018
by Justerini & Brooks

We all have our romantic image of ‘Winemaker’ – stood proud on rolling hillside, in worn Timberland boots, jeans, slightly crumpled shirt and hardy jacket – and most of the time that image is male. 

As the riddle goes, a boy and his father are out for a drive when they are involved in a car accident. The father dies at the scene, his son is alive but in critical condition, and is rushed to hospital for surgery. When the boy arrives in A&E, the doctor takes one look at him and says, “I can’t operate on my son.” How is this possible? Of course, the doctor is his mother. 

We are all guilty of our assumptions, our “single stories” and gender biases, and it doesn’t stop at doctors, firefighters, and military pilots. When I show customers our portfolio, they will often stop at a winery and exclaim, “Oh, I love his wines!” leaving me to gently agree that yes, her wines are indeed fantastic. 

Historically this may ring true. Wine-making is a gruelling, physical job – crushing grapes is hard work! There are many winemaking regions where land ownership would have been passed to the sons and not the daughters. But there are electric crushers, and laws have changed. However, as any woman in wine will tell you, changes in technology and law are only the beginning. Attitudes too must change. Here are some of our favourite winemakers who are doing just that.