March is Women’s History Month, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to spend this month featuring women who work in the wine world and share some of their contributions. Historically, wine has been a male-dominated industry across the globe, but in recent years, women are becoming more and more influential.
To start off the month, we want to write about a journalist and natural wine advocate – none other than Alice Feiring. Feiring has been based in New York City since the 1990s and is one of the original voices that promoted natural wine. In 2011, she won “Online Communicator of the Year” by the Louis Roederer International Wine Writer Awards for her writing and her newsletter “The Feiring Line.”
While writing for the NY Times, Feiring realized the long list of additives going into wine that were twisting it from a natural product of fermentation into a guise of what it should be. This, she states on her website, is what catalyzed her foray into natural wine and the desire to share her newfound knowledge with the world.
Feiring can be polarizing in the wine industry – never afraid to call out hypocrisies or voice her opinion, she can be trusted to give her readers her honest opinion. Since her first book was published The Battle for Wine and Love: Or How I Saved the World from Parkerization, she has served as a guidepost for those of us in the wine world who are seeking out the very best that wine has to offer.
Since her first book, Feiring has written four more about her love of wine as she shares her knowledge and experiences traveling the world tasting wine.
You can follow Feiring on Twitter (@alicefeiring) and sign up for her newsletter to learn more about natural wine from her perspective. She has already and is still doing amazing work to promote natural wines and educate consumers everywhere.
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