Movers and Shakers: Women Making Waves in Spirits, Beer & Wine // Hope Ewing
Please join us for a special event at the beautiful (woman-owned) St. Clair Brown Winery in downtown Napa! Entry is free, and St. Clair Brown's wine and beer will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:00 and Hope will being speaking at 6:30!
In Movers and Shakers, successful and innovative women share their fascinating stories and honest advice for professionals, novices, and anyone curious about how careers are made and passions are discovered. From a master brewer who traveled across the US to connect female beermakers, to the women of Mexico who introduced the world to Mezcal, one woman's mission to bring organic farming to Peru, and Jamaica's first female Rum Master, Hope Ewing discovers what drives and inspires these talented women around the world. In travels from New York City to New Orleans, Los Angeles to San Francisco, veteran bartender Ewing looks for answers beyond simply what it's like to be a woman working in liquor, and discovers how women are paving the way for others, and creating a more inclusive and sustainable world full of delicious drinks.
Hope Ewing grew up in a haunted house surrounded by forest and sheep pastures in western New York State. After a decade raising money for New York City arts organizations, she received an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and promptly moved to Los Angeles, where she finally became serious about bartending. Combining the twin passions of writing and drinking, she seeks to illuminate how intoxication and culture intersect, for
better and for worse. Her work appears in PUNCH, Serious Eats, and other fine publications. She lives in LA with her partner and step-chihuahua, and her favorite drink is all of them.
It's a collection of industry advice and tips, it's a beverage history lesson, and it's a proudly feminist look at the professional challenges women face. It also includes useful, inspiring personal anecdotes on how these women built their careers, overcame obstacles and continue to fight them--with ideas on how to grow a more inclusive industry, to boot.