Networking - Learning - Mentorship

A Bottle of Her Own

Whistler, November 4, 2016 – Women of Whistler’s next event, A Bottle of Her Own: Exceptional Wines and the Women Who Made Them introduces local women to successful business women in the wine industry.  Joanne Digeso hosts this fascinating look at the real-life stories of women who have made their mark on the world of wine as winemakers, winery owners, and industry trendsetters.

The event is being held at The Whistler Conference Centre, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm on Monday, November 14. Tickets are $42 for Whistler Chamber Members and $47 for non-members and can be bought online:

Through the ages, women with a passion for wine have frequently needed to break social and economic barriers, and to defy conventions and expectations, in order to exercise their talents and skills. Seminar guests will enjoy sipping the fruits of their ground breaking work while they hear behind-the-scenes stories of some of these important women’s lives. This is a great opportunity to discover some off-the-beaten-path wines that will make a splash on any occasion – and you’ll love sharing the stories with your guests while you entertain. Men are welcome to join us at this engaging event.

“An amazing chance to mix business with pleasure! Inspiring stories of women in the world of wine told by an accomplished sommelier, combined with unique wine tasting and networking. ” said Lynn Gadsby, Women of Whistler Organizing Committee Chair.

A little bit about speaker Joanne DiGeso:

Certified wine ambassador, writer, wine cellar portfolio manager & Sommelier at Hawksworth Restaurant

Joanne has one foot firmly placed in Whistler and the other in Vancouver. She recently returned from Verona as a certified Italian Wine Ambassador from VinItaly International Wine Academy and is involved in wine cellar portfolio management that focuses on sourcing and keeping of commercial and private wine lists. You can usually find Joanne nurturing wine exploration as a sommelier at Hawksworth Restaurant or as a seminar presenter at various events. A dedicated wine lover, Joanne writes for her website SommWine and is a Wine and Spirits Education Trust Diploma Candidate who aspires to one day becoming a Master of Wine.

The event will conclude with a Les Dames - Networking Session. Les Dames d'Escoffier is a leadership culinary organization composed of women who have not only achieved success in their professions, but who contribute significantly to their communities.

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About Women of Whistler

Women of Whistler, powered by the Whistler Chamber is Driving development for businesswomen in Whistler. WOW is an informed, inspired and influential network of women striving for excellence in business and personal success.  Leverage the power of our local, national and international resources to learn, mentor and share ideas in a supportive environment. For more information, visit

About the Whistler Chamber of Commerce

The Whistler Chamber is making business easy. Representing a robust 50% of the community - with over 700 members – we are the voice of business in Whistler and to the World. Whistler Blackcomb, Tourism Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler are our closest collaborators and partners. Whistler comes to the Chamber for timely support. We lift as we climb, building a community of leaders and elevating Whistler’s businesses.

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