A Glass at the Table

Women and Wine

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In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Acker is proud to announce a virtual series spotlighting incredible women in the wine community! The wine world has been invigorated by a new wave of women winemakers, sommeliers, beverage entrepreneurs, winemakers, and wine lovers who have built and continue to innovate the industry's vast landscape. This conversation series will feature short segments, hosted by the women of Acker, broaching the topics of entrepreneurship, upending traditional gender roles, mentorship, and advocacy, as we come together over a glass of wine. These sessions will be pre-recorded and released directly to Acker’s social media channels for you to enjoy at your convenience!

FEATURING

Ann Colgin,
Founder & Co-CEO
Colgin Cellars

MONDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2021

Jordan Salcito,
CEO & Founder,
Drink Ramona

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2021

Silvia Altare
Proprietor & Winemaker
Elio Altare

FRIDAY, MARCH 12TH, 2021

Ann Colgin, Founder
& Co-CEO Colgin Cellars

MONDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2021
As a vintner, an art collector, and an avid philanthropist, Ann Colgin is a renaissance woman with a playful and elegant personality. A native of Texas, Ann completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University followed by an M.A. at New York University. She completed the Sotheby’s Decorative Arts Course in London, began her career in the auction world in New York, and later was the Director of the Sotheby’s West Coast Wine Department based in Los Angeles. In 1988, Ann attended the Napa Valley Wine Auction and fell in love with the region. She began spending summers and holidays in the area exploring the many aspects of the wines made there. After years of searching for a prime vineyard location, a hillside vineyard was discovered which would become the foundation for the creation of Colgin Cellars in 1992.

Ann is currently an Executive Committee Member of the Board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Centre Pompidou Foundation. Since 2009, Ann has chaired LACMA’s Collectors Committee Weekend, helping to add over $30 million of art to the permanent collection of the Museum. She is a founding vintner and Honorary Trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, where she served as Auctioneer for the first twelve years, helping to bring in more than $191 million for at-risk and underprivileged children. Ann and her husband, Joe Wender, are lead investors in Camille Giroud, a negociant in Beaune, France. They have two adorable Coton de Tulear dogs, Gevrey and Mazis, named for vineyards in Burgundy.

Laurence and Justine Feraud Proprietor & Winemaker
Domaine du Pégau

SUNDAY, MARCH 14TH, 2021

Véronique Drouhin
Head Winemaker
Maison Joseph Drouhin

TUESDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2021

Rebekah Wineburg
Winemaker
Quintessa

THURSDAY, MARCH 18TH, 2021

Ann Colgin, Founder
& Co-CEO Colgin Cellars

MONDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2021
As a vintner, an art collector, and an avid philanthropist, Ann Colgin is a renaissance woman with a playful and elegant personality. A native of Texas, Ann completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University followed by an M.A. at New York University. She completed the Sotheby’s Decorative Arts Course in London, began her career in the auction world in New York, and later was the Director of the Sotheby’s West Coast Wine Department based in Los Angeles. In 1988, Ann attended the Napa Valley Wine Auction and fell in love with the region. She began spending summers and holidays in the area exploring the many aspects of the wines made there. After years of searching for a prime vineyard location, a hillside vineyard was discovered which would become the foundation for the creation of Colgin Cellars in 1992.

Ann is currently an Executive Committee Member of the Board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Centre Pompidou Foundation. Since 2009, Ann has chaired LACMA’s Collectors Committee Weekend, helping to add over $30 million of art to the permanent collection of the Museum. She is a founding vintner and Honorary Trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, where she served as Auctioneer for the first twelve years, helping to bring in more than $191 million for at-risk and underprivileged children. Ann and her husband, Joe Wender, are lead investors in Camille Giroud, a negociant in Beaune, France. They have two adorable Coton de Tulear dogs, Gevrey and Mazis, named for vineyards in Burgundy.

Annie Shi,
Partner & Beverage Director
of King Restaurant

SATURDAY, MARCH 20TH, 2021

Chiara Boschis,
Winemaker & Proprietor,
E. Pira - Chiara Boschis

MONDAY, MARCH 22ND, 2021

Katharina Muller & Samantha Adams
Assistant Winemaker & Assistant Cellarmaster, Gabriëlskloof

TUESDAY, MARCH 23RD, 2021

Ann Colgin, Founder
& Co-CEO Colgin Cellars

MONDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2021
As a vintner, an art collector, and an avid philanthropist, Ann Colgin is a renaissance woman with a playful and elegant personality. A native of Texas, Ann completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University followed by an M.A. at New York University. She completed the Sotheby’s Decorative Arts Course in London, began her career in the auction world in New York, and later was the Director of the Sotheby’s West Coast Wine Department based in Los Angeles. In 1988, Ann attended the Napa Valley Wine Auction and fell in love with the region. She began spending summers and holidays in the area exploring the many aspects of the wines made there. After years of searching for a prime vineyard location, a hillside vineyard was discovered which would become the foundation for the creation of Colgin Cellars in 1992.

Ann is currently an Executive Committee Member of the Board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Centre Pompidou Foundation. Since 2009, Ann has chaired LACMA’s Collectors Committee Weekend, helping to add over $30 million of art to the permanent collection of the Museum. She is a founding vintner and Honorary Trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, where she served as Auctioneer for the first twelve years, helping to bring in more than $191 million for at-risk and underprivileged children. Ann and her husband, Joe Wender, are lead investors in Camille Giroud, a negociant in Beaune, France. They have two adorable Coton de Tulear dogs, Gevrey and Mazis, named for vineyards in Burgundy.

Géraldine Godot,
Technical Director,
Domaine de l’Arlot

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24TH, 2021

Diana Snowden Seysses
Snowden Vineyards,
Domaine Dujac,
& Domaine de Triennes

THURSDAY, MARCH 25TH, 2021

Martine Saunier
Renowned Importer
Founder of Martine's Wines

FRIDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2021

The first woman to establish a wine importing business in the U.S. in 1979, Martine Saunier is responsible for bringing some of France’s greatest names, like Henri Jayer and Chateau Rayas, to our shores when she felt that the wines available in America were not up to her exacting standards. Her portfolio at Martine’s Wines runs the gamut from wines of great value to some of the world’s most acclaimed names. Martine is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and was formerly on the national board of the American Institute of Wine and Food. She is a Chevalier du Tastevin and she has been decorated twice by the French government with the title of Officier du Mérite Agricole. Since passing the torch to a new generation of owners for her import company, she has begun a new career as a film star and producer. Her first documentary, “A Year in Burgundy,” which tracks several of her top winemakers through a year in the lifecycle of their vineyards, was released in 2013 and she’s since produced “A Year in Champagne” and “A Year in Port.” Martine is a true gem in the industry, full of exquisite stories and unique personal insights.

Ann Colgin, Founder
& Co-CEO Colgin Cellars

MONDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2021
As a vintner, an art collector, and an avid philanthropist, Ann Colgin is a renaissance woman with a playful and elegant personality. A native of Texas, Ann completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University followed by an M.A. at New York University. She completed the Sotheby’s Decorative Arts Course in London, began her career in the auction world in New York, and later was the Director of the Sotheby’s West Coast Wine Department based in Los Angeles. In 1988, Ann attended the Napa Valley Wine Auction and fell in love with the region. She began spending summers and holidays in the area exploring the many aspects of the wines made there. After years of searching for a prime vineyard location, a hillside vineyard was discovered which would become the foundation for the creation of Colgin Cellars in 1992.

Ann is currently an Executive Committee Member of the Board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Centre Pompidou Foundation. Since 2009, Ann has chaired LACMA’s Collectors Committee Weekend, helping to add over $30 million of art to the permanent collection of the Museum. She is a founding vintner and Honorary Trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, where she served as Auctioneer for the first twelve years, helping to bring in more than $191 million for at-risk and underprivileged children. Ann and her husband, Joe Wender, are lead investors in Camille Giroud, a negociant in Beaune, France. They have two adorable Coton de Tulear dogs, Gevrey and Mazis, named for vineyards in Burgundy.

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