BRIX Wine Shop Hosts ShePartakes Women in Wine Celebration

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ShePartakes supporters and guests gathered at the beautiful BRIX Wine Shop to celebrate women leaders in the wine industry Tuesday night. They tasted four delicious wines made by women, paired with cheese and charcuterie from South End Formaggio. They also heard from five female experts in the wine industry over the course of the entertaining and educational event.

ShePartakes was honored to have women leaders in the wine industry at the party to share their wisdom. Each woman told her story and gave advice about ordering wine in a restaurant, pairing wine with food, and whether to tip a sommelier (it’s nice, but not expected). They also talked about how they were able to thrive in the male-dominated wine industry.

The speakers included Helen Gallo, the Northeast VP of Winebow who has been in the wine import business for over 30 years; Mary Masters, the VP of Classic Wine Imports and an experienced sommelier; Tanya McDonough, Wine Director at Straight Wharf Restaurant; and Carri Wroblewski and Klaudia Mally, the joint owners of BRIX Wine Shop.

Wroblewski and Malley, who founded BRIX together in 2003, spoke about their decision to open a wine shop, and about their favorite female wine makers. Every month, Wroblewski and Malley compile six wines to be bought together in a BRIX Six, and, in honor of Women’s History Month, this month’s limited edition six-pack consists of delicious wines that were made by women.

The package includes a bottle of bubbly from Maria Elena Jiménez and Marta Casas of Parés Baltà in Spain, whites from French and Austrian winemakers Nathalie Oudin and Barbara Wimmer, Donatella Colombini’s Rosso di Montalcino, Laurence Féraud’s Côtes du Rhône, and Stefania Rocchi’s Castelvecchio.

To get your own limited edition Women and Wine BRIX Six, you can visit a BRIX shop in the South End, the Financial District, or Nantucket. You can also contact them at info@brixwineshop.com or 617-542-2749, ext. 2. The collection runs until April 8th for $125, of which five dollars will be donated to SheGives.

Be sure to follow ShePartakes on Facebook and Twitter for information on future events.

Check out even more photos from the evening by scrolling through the gallery below. 

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Photo Credit: Salty Pixels | saltypixelsstudio@gmail.com

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