Interview: Nika Shevela, Wine Alphabet

My first language is Spanish, since I was born in Chile. I didn’t speak a word of English until I was five, when we immigrated to Canada. (*I was silent for most part of that year, adjusting to all the changes in my short life, so let’s say six). I began to learn French in…

Iconic Women in Italian Wine

My daughter is going through another sleep regression. This is a period when, after sleeping well for weeks or months, her sleep pattern takes a turn for the worst: she has trouble falling asleep or she plain refuses to fall asleep, she wakes up three, four or five times at night and then just wants…

The Good Life

Después de una breve pausa escribiendo sobre vinos y viajes aquí en este blog, estoy en ello de nuevo. Disculpe el lapso, pero estaba (estuvimos) en Italia, después de haber sido aceptado como fellow de la Fundación Santagata para la Economía de la Cultura. Suena sofisticado, y lo fue. La pequeña oficina en la que…

La dolce vita

After a brief hiatus from my wine blogging, I’m at it again. Please excuse the gap in my writing but I was (we were) in Italy, having been accepted as a fellow at the Santagata Foundation for the Economics of Culture. Sounds fancy, and it was. The small office where I was based was located…

Entrevista: Jade Gross, Jade Gross Wines

En 2015, empecé este blog como una forma de mantenerme involucrada en el mundo del vino mientras trataba de encontrar mi lugar en él. Unos meses antes, había tomado un “año sabático” (más bien un acto de fe) y cambié Toronto por Oporto. Decidí llamar este blog Bottled Bliss porque, siendo fan del mitólogo americano…

Interview: Jade Gross, Jade Gross Wines

Back in 2015, I started this blog as a way to keep myself active and involved in wine as I tried to find my place in it. A few months prior, I took a “sabbatical” (read leap of faith) and traded Toronto for Porto. I decided to name this blog Bottled Bliss because, being a…

Mujeres invisibles

En el boletín de Caroline Criado Pérez, autora de Mujeres Invisibles, el mes pasado, ella pregunta a sus lectoras/suscriptores si leer Mujeres Invisibles nos hizo cambiar de opinión. Y cómo. Si no has leído el libro, te recomiendo que lo leas de inmediato porque realmente te abre los ojos.  En su libro, con una investigación…

Being invisible in wine, travel and tourism

In Caroline Criado Perez’s, author of Invisible Women, newsletter last month, she asks her readers/subscribers if reading Invisible Women changed our minds? And if so, how.  If you haven’t read her book, I’d recommend getting it immediately because it truly is eye-opening. An exhaustively researched book, Criado Perez examines how gender bias and a gender…

Entrevista: Irene Guede, La Chica de la Garnacha

“Es impactante cuando tu vas a un banco de imagenes y pones por ejemplo ‘mujer enóloga’, porque necesitas una foto de una mujer en un contexto técnico del vino, y son todas fotos super sexistas, del cuerpo de la mujer con el vino pero muy desvinculado. No tiene nada que ver una cosa con otra.”…

Interview: Irene Guede, La Chica de la Garnacha

“It’s shocking when you go to an image bank and put, for example ‘female winemaker’, because you need a photo of a woman in a technical context, and they are all super sexist photos, of women’s bodies with wine.” Irene Guede, La Chica de la Garnacha Irene Guede is a storyteller and content creator based…