Movers and Shakers: Women Making Waves in Spirits, Beer & Wine

Unnamed. Oct. 2018. 282p. photos. ISBN 9781944700645. $23.99. COOKING
OrangeReviewStarFollowing in the footsteps of Fred Minnick's Whiskey Women, this first book from Ewing, a veteran bartender and writer for publications including Punch and Serious Eats, asks what it's like to be a woman in the American alcohol industry. Women have been involved in making alcoholic beverages from the beginning, and Ewing showcases their many roles, including bartender, winemaker, marketer, and, CEO. She looks at women working in the beer, wine, spirit, and bar industries as well as beverage writers. Interviewees include writer Alice Feiring, Master Blender Joy Spence, and gin maker Melissa Katrincic. These conversations make it clear that women face many challenges in the industry, including discrimination and being taken less seriously, highlighting their perspective as leaders in organic beverages and expanding advertising to focus on new markets.
VERDICT Will have strong appeal to those interested in women's work as well as the history and people in the beer, wine, spirit, and bar industries.

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