Networking - Learning - Mentorship

A Bottle of Her Own: Exceptional Wines & the Women Who Made Them

Monday November 14 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | Whistler Conference Centre

5:15-5:30pm Registration 5:30-7:00pm Seminar 7:00-7:30pm Networking Session with Les Dames d’Escoffier
Chamber Members: $42 | General Admission: $47
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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.  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 groundbreaking 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.  Don't be shy! GUEST SPEAKER: Joanne Digeso Certified wine ambassador, writer, wine cellar portfolio manager & Sommelier at Hawksworth Restaurant Twitter | LinkedIn 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.   This event will finish with a Les Dames Networking session Website  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. Les Dames d’Escoffier, British Columbia Chapter, is a society of professional woman. Our purpose is to promote the understanding, appreciation and knowledge of food, wine, hospitality, nutrition, food technology, the arts of the table and other fields as they relate to these disciplines; to promote improvement in supply, preparation and service in these areas and to promote the education and advancement of, and to supply advice and assistance to, women in careers related to food, wine, hospitality, nutrition, food technology, the arts of the table and other fields as they relate to these disciplines.

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