Yesterday, Alicia spoke and led a guided tasting at the Women in Wine Leadership Symposium in New York — an invitation-only gathering featuring leading women wine professionals from across the world.
That’s Alicia above (left) with Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon, another one of the featured panelists at yesterday’s event.
Known as “Detroit’s First Lady of Wine,” Madeline made history when she became the first American woman, the second woman in the world, and the ninth American to earn the coveted Master Sommelier title. She also made news at the time by passing the notoriously challenging exam on her first attempt — something very few of her colleagues have achieved.
See this superb profile of Madeline in the Atlantic to read more about her trail-blazing career and life.
Chapeau bas, Madeline! Alicia was thrilled to get to meet you and interact with you!
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Women have superior taste, smell, and visual skills….I bet she is a crackerjack blind taster…..