Wednesday, 03 April 2024 13:25

Influential & Inspiring

Written by  Staff Reporters
Erica Crawford Erica Crawford

New Zealand's wine industry shone in Cuisine Magazine's list of 'Aotearoa New Zealand's TOP 50 most influential & inspiring women in food & drink 2024'.

New Zealand Winegrowers General Manager Brand, Charlotte Read, joined winemakers Alice Rule, Jane Cooper, Jannine Rickards, and Lauren Yap on the list, along with Loveblock owner and sustainability leader Erica Crawford, New Zealand wine and food champion Celia Hay, Invivo Marketing Manager Rachael Everitt, and liquor retail specialist Aroha Jakicevich.

Many of the other women on the list are deeply involved in hospitality, including the celebration of New Zealand wine.

In introducing the list, Cuisine Editor, Kelli Brett noted that influence comes in many forms.

"It can be found in someone who has an established brand and access to a massive number of people, but also in someone who works quietly in the background to instigate positive change."

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