Lady of the Grapes links with Corney & Barrow to celebrate women in the wine

Lady of the Grapes wine bar and retailer has joined forces with Corney & Barrow Wine Merchants for a celebration of women in the wine industry next month.

The event, hosted by Lady of the Grapes’ owner, Carole Byron, will be held at the venue in Covent Garden on March 5, and it will feature a panel of expert guests.

Rebecca Palmer, wine buyer and associate director for Corney & Barrow, will be joined by winemakers Vivien Ujvari (Barta Winery, Hungary) and Wendy Outhwaite (Ambriel Winery, Sussex), to share their stories and journeys of working in the wine industry.

The evening event will including a tasting of six wines from Barta and Ambriel. Each will be presented by the winemaker and paired with an amuse bouche. 

Byron said: “It was when I first started in the wine industry that I realised there were not a lot of women. I want to support all women, from those who work in the vineyard to others selling wine in the shop. I thought it would be good to sue the global reach of International Women’s Day to champion women in the wine trade. My aim is to try and make them more visible through our wine list, because it is not just men who make wine.”

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day, which takes place on Friday March 8, to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Tickets for the event, which will take place 6pm to 8.30pm, are priced £30 per person, and these are available directly from Lady of the Grapes on 020 78364152 or via Eventbrite:

The wine flights and matching small plates will also be available at Lady of the Grapes from 5 to 8 March. On IWD itself a special food and wine pairing meny will be available.

Lady of the Grapes is a wine bar, restaurant and shop in London’s Covent Garden. It was set up with the aim of shining a light on female winemakers and the majority of the wines are organic, biodynamic and natural. 

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