Women Sommeliers Power the Profession’s Future

What's it like being a female in the male-dominated sommelier world? Women wine pros around the U.S. share their experiences, plus predictions for post-pandemic wine service

Women Sommeliers Power the Profession’s Future
Shelley Lindgren says the female presence in the Bay Area wine world has greatly increased since the '90s, when she didn't know of a single female sommelier in the area. (Kelly Puleio)
From the Mar 31, 2021, issue

Today’s female sommeliers often face gender-related career obstacles. Wine Spectator asks women wine pros around the U.S., many from Restaurant Award winners, to share their experiences and predict what wine service will be like post-pandemic.

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