Piedmont's Women Take Charge

Piedmont's Women Take Charge
From left: Daniela Rocca, Monica Rocca, Enrica Scavino, Claudia Cigliuti, Isabella Oddero, Chiara Boschis, Elisa Scavino and Silvia Altare. (Molchen Photo)
From the Oct 31, 2018, issue

They talk about what it's like to be a woman in a business traditionally dominated by men. Several lament that for years when dining out locally, the wine list was always given to a male at the table. Enrica Scavino, who with her sister Elisa is responsible for the brilliant wines at Paolo Scavino in Castiglione Falletto, recounts an experience in which a male server came around with the bottle and asked her, "Do you drink?"

Fortunately, the days when waiters assumed that women were not interested in or knowledgeable about wine are largely behind us. Women have been successful in all aspects of the wine industry, from production to distribution to sales.

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