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Happy International Women's Day 2023

08.03.23

Happy International Women's Day! This year, we'd like to give a big shout-out to all the women who work at Jascots.

The theme for 2023 is #breakthebias, and we believe that every woman at Jascots is breaking the glass ceiling in the wine industry. We recognised in the past that the wine industry has long been a male-dominated world, making it a difficult nut to crack for an aspiring female wine professional. This is why it is important to highlight the incredible women who work hard to represent us. 

This year, we're taking over the industry one appellation at a time by sharing our favourite wines with you; see below for what our talented and knowledgeable women have chosen as their favourite wine right now!

Whether intentional or unintentional, the bias makes it difficult for women to advance.
We are aware of bias, and sufficient action is required to level the playing pitch.
Are you interested? Will you actively call out gender bias, discrimination, and stereotyping whenever you witness it?

#breakthebias


 

MARTINA POKORNÁ
Buyer

La Rosee Pineau d'Aunis, Domaine Jean-Francois Merieau, Touraine, Loire Valley, France

Wine of bright pink colour with silver reflections that is also referred to as “œil de perdrix” or “partridge’s eye”. It is made from a historic Touraine variety Pineau d’Aunis that brings a refreshing mouthful, supported by a round structure and intensity of red and white fruit. 

The slightly spicy and white peppered finish is typical of this variety. Great on its own but also a first choice for spring and summer lunch with salads, white fish and terrines.

 

 

 

CAROLINE KREY-JACOBSEN
Off Trade Manager

Mercurey Rouge Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Ninot, Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France

With Pinot Noir as my favourite red grape and Burgundy my go-to region, Domaine Ninot’s Mercurey Vieilles Vignes ticks all the boxes for me. Headed up by Erell Ninot, after taking over the reins from her father, she has well and truly placed the estate on the map of highly rated wineries in the Cote Chalonnaise. Mercurey is an up-and-coming appellation known for its fresh fruit-forward Pinot Noirs at relatively affordable prices. Bursting with bags of savoury red fruit this wine is an all-rounder; goes perfectly with lamb, venison, white fish or simply enjoyed on its own!

 

JO DRAPER
Senior Sales Manager

Alice Vieira de Sousa White, Douro, Portugal

Luisa and her sister Maria Vieira de Sousa are taking the Sousa winery to the next level. Now in the 5th generation of winemaking, they have both restored the family’s elegant Port house and are also making BANGING wines.

The Alice white is a sensational blend of Rabigato, Viosinho and Gouveio; it's zippy and perfect to rock into Spring.  I love these ladies and I love this wine!

 

 

ALICE RUANGCHAI
Finance Manager

Six Poets Chardonnay, California, USA

Six Poets Californian Chardonnay has recently become my favourite wine. It’s a very fine, crisp, and refreshing vegan white wine with oak, vanilla and aromas of freshly picked golden apples. To create a perfect and delicious meal, you can combine it with fish, canapes and roast chicken. Although it’s also great on its own. Highly recommended!

 

 

 

CHLOË BROWN​
Account Manager

Sacabeira Albarino, DO Rias Baixas, Iria Otero Mazoy, Spain

I recently had the absolute pleasure of meeting winemaker Iria Otero Mazoy and, to confirm, she is my new favourite person ever!

Iria makes outrageously delicious wine, working with grapes indigenous to the Rias Baixas and Ribeiro region. This Albariño is what Albariño is meant to be! After a year on the lees followed by further bottle age, this cracking wine shows brioche aromas with ripe fruit and salinity, it’s full, complex, and delicious. The Sacabeira is a local salamander that can be spotted in Iria’s vineyards which can only thrive in a habitat free of chemicals and pollution. If it’s good enough for that little salamander, it’s good enough for me!  

 

ABI BOWLES
Key Account Manager,
South West England

Bolney Brut, West Sussex, United Kingdom

It’s bubbly, it’s refreshing, it’s delicious and best of all it’s made by fellow woman in wine, the lovely Cara Lee in West Sussex. Nothing shouts spring’s coming like a glass of fizz and this one ticks all the boxes; zesty citrus fruit, elderflower and honeysuckle. Oh, and it’s from England’s most sustainable winery 2021 – what’s not to love!!

 

 

 

MONET ROBINSON 
Supply & Demand Planner

Brunello di Montalcino, Villa Le Prata, Tuscany, Italy

A rich red is always my go-to, and this doesn’t disappoint! Super interesting with both spicy and flowery notes, giving a lovely lengthy finish. Produced by Villa Le Prata in Tuscany, a family-owned vineyard managed by the lovely Benedetta.

 

 

 

 

FRANCESCA URBANOWICZ
Account Manager

Cuvee Florence, Domaine Les Goubert, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, France

I am a huge champion of females succeeding in any walk of life. Florence Cartier, the current wine maker of Les Goubert, is smashing it out of the park! Domaine Les Goubert’s Cuvee Florence is bold, smooth and luscious with notes of blackberry, plum and dark fruits. The flavours of oak, tobacco and leather complete the spicy and full bodied journey this wine takes you on. Paired perfectly with juicy steak, this robust wine shows Southern Rhone at its peak from a lady who is at the top of her game.

Find out more about their wines below!

DALFNERODAV19

Dalfarras Nero d'Avola, Victoria, Australia 2019

Australia

Tasting Notes

The bright cherry and raspberry fruits of this sit deliciously beside a…

Food Matches

Wood fire pizza, Tomato based pasta & Charcuterie

Red

Medium Bodied Reds

75cl

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merla

La Rosee Pineau d'Aunis, Domaine Jean-Francois Merieau, Touraine, Loire Valley, France 2020

Loire, France

Tasting Notes

Pale pink colour, with silvery tinge. This is the colour that is referred…

Food Matches

Fish tartare, Terrines & Light salads

Rose

Light, Dry Rosés

75cl

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BOLNEYBUBBLYNV

Bolney Bubbly, West Sussex, United Kingdom NV

England

Tasting Notes

This wonderful English sparkling wine has creamy, bread and toasty aromas…

Sparkling

 

75cl

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