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Women of the Vine & Spirits expands into Europe

US-based industry group Women of the Vine & Spirits is to expand into Europe and will kick off proceedings with a breakfast meeting during trade show VinItaly.

Women of the Vine & Spirits’ Deborah Brenner with Maggie Henriquez (middle), and Marilisa Allegrini (right)

The group, which was founded by Deborah Brenner in 2014, will host a networking session at 9:30am local time on 11 April for the trade and press, when it will formally announce its Europe activities.

Confirmed advisory board members for the region include Stephanie J MacLeod, master blender at Bacardi’s John Dewar & Sons; Marilisa Allegrini, Allegrini Estates CEO; Beatrice Cointreau, owner and CEO at Admirable Wines; Margaret Henriquez, president and CEO at Krug Maison de Champagne; Stevie Kim, VinItaly International managing director; and Jancis Robinson MW, wine writer and critic.

VinItaly delegates looking to attend the breakfast should register via the Women of the Vine & Spirits website.

Last month, The Distilled Spirits Council partnered with Women of the Vine & Spirits, providing funding to enable the organisation to further personal development and career opportunities work.

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