The week in pictures

In honour of IWD 2019, we have published a short series of features on women working in and helping to shape the drinks industry today, whether that means being at the heart of the UK’s booming beer trade, driving the growing interest in wine in China, or influencing household brands in the world of spirits.

Women’s involvement with beer dates back millennia. Throughout the 9,000-year history of fermented drinks, archaeologists and historians have charted the role of women, both in the production and sale of beer. These days, though groups such as Women on Tap and Ladies that Beer, and initiatives such as International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day actively campaign to celebrate women in beer and safeguard against offensive marketing or sexism in the workplace. Phoebe French has listed the female brewers in the engine room of the UK’s beer industry.

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