« Femmes de Vin » club : A new team and new challenges!
The "Femmes de Vin" club is the national representative body for all the regional associations; its aims are to actively defend the values and interests of everything related to wine in general.
The new team
The club has just elected a new committee.
"Femmes de Vin" was formed in 2009, on the occasion of the Vinexpo wine fair of the same year, by Chantal Pegaz (Etoile en Beaujolais association) and Marie-Laurence Saladin (Femmes Vignes Rhône association); it covers today, 7 regional associations and some 200 members in all.
Acting as a form of fellowship to support businesswomen in wine, it also enables such information as technical, commercial and legal matters to be exchanged;
the newly elected team will ensure that the club's principles are upheld with some new goals.
President: Anne Parent (Femmes et Vin de Bourgogne association)
Vice-president : Valérie Rousselle (Eléonores de Provence)
Secretary : Mélanie Pfister (diVINes d'Alsace)
Assistant secretary : Christelle Betton (Femmes Vignes Rhône)
Treasurer : Joêlle de Lescure (Etoiles en Beaujolais)
Assistant treasurer : Pascale Rivière (VINifilles du Languedoc)
More and more action in the interests of wine ! – this means its culture, its heritage, its economy, in fact its very nature!!
A major objective of the "Femmes de Vin" club is to impose itself as an important lobby, one to be contended with, seen and heard – in other words, the VOICE of wine. It wants to be involved and consulted in government decisions, just as professional organizations, have its own website and be active on social internet networks. Whenever the opportunity arises, club members want to be able to express the importance of this unique culture: wine.
With this in mind, the club will concentrate on means of educating and informing the public on wine in general and the positive aspects when consumed in moderation; the first stage will be in Autumn, on the national theme day for schools "Ecoles en vendanges" when the subject of the grape harvest will be studied.
During the Vinexpo 2013 wine fair, "Femmes de Vin" will issue a formal proposal in opposition to the "comportementale" tax to be levied on wine by the government.
Contact à Vinexpo : Anne PARENT : 06/87/85/03/16 ou Valérie Rousselle : 06/85/73/22/12