As a female wine lover, it’s something that never ceases to annoy me. Picture this: you’re at a nice restaurant and the sommelier comes over with the wine menu. Almost every single time, the somm will place the menu in the hands of a man at the table instead of me. While I try not to let this bother me, it does.
There is sometimes an assumption that women don’t know as much about wine as men. This is a ridiculous notion.
Women are the main buyers of wine many places around the world, including the United Kingdom. According to this article from the Telegraph & Argus, research found that 80% of those leaving UK shops with wine were female, with almost a third being aged between 45 and 54.