The Importance of
WOMEN'S VOICES IN WINE
At Belle & Bottle we believe in the power of women to challenge the status quo and create lasting change. Through our company and non-profit foundation, we've harnessed the transformative power of wine to drive this mission forward.
Each year, we proudly host the Belle & Bottle Awards—a wine competition and community that celebrates wine from the female perspective. A majority of the wine purchased in the US is by women, increasingly to a new, younger and more diverse audience. Our vibrant platform showcases wines in a way that speaks to this diverse female audience. The Awards elevate the voices of women in the wine industry and bring their exceptional talents into the spotlight.
Even with the majority of the wine purchasing power, we don't see this reflected in the pool of wine critics, owners and top winery positions. We plan to change this! The amount of talent and education among the women in this industry is truly remarkable. The time and dedication they have shown to their craft is really starting to flourish. Our dedication is to amplify these voices and give consumers a central location to learn about what is trending in the world of wine... all from a female perspective.
The impact of our work at the Belle & Bottle Awards directly benefits our foundation's mission to support female entrepreneurs in wine, sustainability, wellness, and wealth building. We believe that female entrepreneurship requires that extra-special quality we call Moxie, and our Belle & Bottle Foundation is dedicated to matching that spirit and energy with opportunity by providing them with the funding, mentorship, and resources they need to thrive.
When you support Belle & Bottle, you become part of a movement that empowers women, celebrates their achievements, and creates a more inclusive and equitable future. Join us in our mission to make a difference through wine and the unwavering determination of extraordinary women.
“We will use traditional competitions that wine buyers have come to expect but will approach in a way that incorporates how women are tasting and experiencing the wines. This will translate into better messaging to consumers as well,” said Laura Huston, founder of Belle & Bottle Wine Awards. “We will have the megaphone of the women who help us as Ambassadors and Judges, as well as content from top women in the industry throughout the year with winemaker features, interviews, and classes.”