Kathleen Hanna of the feminist punk rock band, Bikini Kill, started a revolution in the 1990s by yelling, "Girls to the front" at their shows, believing it was important for girls to see other girls' art. Girls seeing girls doing what they love helps to inspire those who think they can't, raising a generation of strong, confident Rebel Girls.
Beaujolais is for rebels, for passionate iconoclasts. Like the artists of the underground punk scene, the winemakers of this small, often underestimated French region have rejected expectations and championed the underdog. Beaujolais has produced some of the most revolutionary thinkers in natural wine, and the work of these men and women has energized a movement.
Join our Director of Education, Brittany Galbraith, and Kermit Lynch National Sales Manager, Lisa Strausser-- who up until recently was the only female National Sales Manager for the company-- for a class dedicated to a group of Rebel Girls who are keeping the riot spirit of Beaujolais alive. You'll learn about the work of: Nicole Chanrion, the "boss of the Côte" and the OG revolutionary who changed the culture in the 1980s as one of the first women vignerons in Beaujolais; Michele Smith-Chapel, New York sommelier-turned-winemaker who farms underdog Cru vineyards by hand; and, Anne-Sophie Dubois, a Champagne-born, Burgundy-trained winemaker who is shifting perspectives on how wine is made in Beaujolais.
Grab your best (Rebel) friend and tune-in as we explore the region through the lens of these three inspiring women winemakers. This class is all about girls amplifying the voices and stories of other girls doing revolutionary stuff. Girls to the front!
Rebel girl, rebel, girl. Rebel girl, you are the queen of (our) world. Rebel girl, rebel girl. / That girl thinks she's the queen of the neighborhood. I got news for you. She is! -Bikini Kill
This bundle includes admission to the class and 5-oz pours of the following wines:
- Anne-Sophie Dubois Fleurie L'Alchimiste 2019
- Chapel Chiroubles 2018
- Nicole Chanrion Côte de Brouilly 2019
Bundles are only available for pick-up - Tuesday, April 27th after 11am. Please use the 'note' in your shopping cart to indicate Burlington or Stowe pickup.
Not located in VT? Grab the class ticket, open a bottle of Beaujolais, and tune in!