Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 10-119th December, 2012 by Lucy Shaw
The final instalment of our top 50 most powerful women in wine reveals those ranked from 10 to 1.
This is it. Having ranked numbers 50-11, we bring you our top 10 most powerful women in wine at the forefront of both wine trends and consumer opinion forming.
Designed to draw the trade’s attention to the increasingly important role played by women in the wine industry, the final ten on our list, based in the UK, US, France and China, are at the top of their game.
From 35-year-old Judy Leissner, who has turned Grace Vineyard into both a globally recognised brand and a flagship for Chinese fine wine, to Danièle Ricard, who was appointed chairman of the board of the world’s second largest drinks company Pernod Ricard this August, and Annette Alvarez-Peters, whose position as director of wine buying for US retailer Costco makes her one of the most powerful wine buyers on the planet responsible for shaping consumer tastes via wines that she feels merit space on Costco’s shelves.
Can you guess who took the top spot?…
To see the previous 40 most powerful women click on the numbers below:
The list can be found in its entirety in the December issue of the drinks business, out now. Disagree with our order or feel we’ve left someone important out? Have your say in the comment box below.