It’s a scientific fact that women have more taste buds than men. In fact 35% of women qualify as ‘super tasters’ and only 15% of men but most of us know good when we taste it. Winemakers are super tasters, or they wouldn’t be in business long. Another interesting fact: the majority of LCBO wine purchasers are women age 40 and older, Which might add to the success factor of women winemakers.
While researching a recent article for County and Quinte Living Women of the Grape, I had the privilege of meeting fourteen of those Super Women Tasters who work in winemaking in Prince Edward County. Not only do they make great wine but they have added significantly to the development of the County as a respected wine region. The first five are part owners of the wineries as well as winemakers. Continue reading