This International Women’s Day (IWD), WSET are running a week of virtual events starting Monday 7 March to shine the light on leading women in wine.
This International Women’s Day (IWD), WSET are running a series of virtual events starting Monday 7 March to shine the light on the career paths of three leading women in wine. Through a series of live 20 minute interviews, we will celebrate achievements, explore career paths and reflect on lessons learned by talking to inspirational women from around the world.
On Friday 11 March, WSET's Bonnie Buchanan interviews Annette Alvarez-Peters, founder of a.p. Wine & Spirits Inc.
Annette says "The change I'd like to see in the drinks industry is... that our industry embraces diversity. The drinks industry lacks diversity in all areas from production to sales to leadership roles. We need to encourage and inspire individuals who have an interest in our community, while mentoring and bringing those along who have existing careers."
These sessions are free to attend and open to anyone looking to start or develop their career in wine.
The theme of #IWD2022 is #BreakTheBias, celebrating women’s achievement, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality.
Explore the series:
Monday 7 March | 5pm GMT - Michelle Bouffard DipWSET, author, journalist and founder of Tasting Climate Change
Tuesday 8 March | 3pm GMT - Emma Rice DipWSET, director and head winemaker at Hattingley Valley Wines
Annette Alvarez-Peters, Founder, a.p. Wine & Spirits Inc.
Annette is one of the most iconic and influential wine buyers in the USA. She spent nearly 37 years working for Costco Wholesale, the third largest global retailer, with her last 25 years in the Beverage Alcohol Department before finally retiring as Assistant Vice President and General Merchandise Manager. She is now running her own consultancy - annette a.p. Wine & Spirits Inc. - focused on business development and merchandising for the wine and spirits industry. Annette has been recognised by Market Watch, Wine Spectator, Wine Business Monthly, Decanter, Fortune and Wine Enthusiast as a top leader in the wine industry.