Our WSW Christmas Party Guest Speaker

We are delighted to host our first event of 2023 at The Wine Pair on Monday 27th February. On the night we will be joined by a special guest, Şenay Özdemir, founder of Women in Wine Expo.

About Senay Ozdemir

Award winning journalist Senay Ozdemir, is a true communicator and storyteller. While working and living in the US, Senay found a lack of Turkish wines when planning a dinner party for her Texan girlfriends. It intrigued her, and she began educating herself about the wine industry. What intrigued her even more is the fact that there were more women in the wine business than we all know. So, as a journalist, she concluded there was more that needed to be done to champion women in the industry and to publicly acknowledge and reward their work. 
Senay founded House of Red & White to import high-end brands from her native Turkey, she gave insight into the world of female winemakers with an inspiring TED talk in Amsterdam and in 2018 she started organizing the Women in Wine Expo to create a unique platform for women experts to connect with their peers. Now, Senay and her team are preparing the third annual global conference in London, to have women wine professionals gather, from East to West and from North to South.
Senay moderated hundreds of conferences including the inaugural Wonder Women of Wine in Austin, exactly where her wine adventure started when working as Journalism professor at the University of Texas. In 2019, she was one of the 5StarWines associate judges at the Vinitaly in Verona and in 2021 Senay is added to the jury members of the Turkish Wine Challenge in Istanbul. This summer she will be part of the Winelovers Wine Awards in Budapest. Senay is currently a WSET Level 3 Candidate.


TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/senay_ozdemir_insight_into_the_world_of_female_winemakers

Women in Wine Expohttps://www.womeninwineexpo.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womeninwineexpo/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womeninwineexpo/

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