Women in Wine | Top Women Wine Critics

Women in Wine | Top Women Wine Critics

Women Critics

It is said that women tend to have more sensitive palates than men which makes it no wonder that there are more and more women in the world of food and wine emerging now more than ever.

Whatever the case may be, these are some of our favorite women in the world of wine. Here are 5 wine critics whose names you should know.

1) Corinne Mentzelopoulos
Known as one of the most important women in the world of wine, Mentzelopoulos both owns and manages the Bordeaux Wine Estate. She is currently worth over half a billion dollars and has built an empire after inheriting the winery from her father in her later twenties. Her daughter is now following in her footsteps.

2) Jancis Robinson
Wine critic for Financial Times, Robinson is a British wine critic and writer and was even labeled the most “respected wine critic and journalist in the world,” by Decanter magazine.

3) Jilly Goolden
For over 18 years Goolden has been a wine critic for a tv series on BBC2 Food and Drink. This British journalist has become a household TV personality.

4) Laura Jewell
Having earned the Master of Wine, with less than 400 of these titles distributed throughout the world, Australian born Jewell is a wine master who is difficult to contend with. After 30 years in the field, Jewell is one of the most important names in the world of wine known internationally.

5) Lalou Bize-Leroy
Managing one of France’s top wine estates, Bize-Leroy is a French businesswoman and owner of one of the leading wineries in the Burgundy wine region.

6) Camilla Lunelli
Heir to the Cantine Ferrari family fortune, Lunelli knows a thing or two about wine. Along with her extensive tasting knowledge of sparkling wine, Lunelli also manages the marketing and communications for the family company.

The list is endless when it comes to women’s role in the world of wine and is ever growing!