On November 8, 1976, the landmark investiture and reception dinner for Les Dames d’Escoffier, led by founder Carol Brock, was held at the French Consulate, welcoming 50 pioneering women as its first members. In the intervening years, lies a tale of dedication in overcoming the enormous gender barriers that existed, as well as persistence in discovering the many qualified professional women who were, in fact, there, but largely invisible.

Our mission is to support women in the worlds of food, fine beverages, and hospitality through education, community service, scholarship, and mentoring.

The Next Big Sip, presented by Les Dames d’Escoffier NY, is a Zoom Webinar featuring five wine & spirits experts who will explore a host of critical issues

MONDAY February 8th

5-6 PM EST

The Next Big Sip, presented by Les Dames d’Escoffier New York, will feature five wine and spirits experts who will explore a host of critical issues and opportunities that have emerged as a result of the pandemic, and discuss takeaways for 2021. Topics to include sustainability and natural wine; the launch of Prosecco Rosé and hard seltzer; the growth of bourbon and other spirits, and of Rosé wine as a year-round beverage. In addition, the panel will share stories about weathering the pandemic, pivoting to new business models and practices, conducting virtual tastings, the creation of wine clubs, and more.

A portion of proceeds to benefit LDNY Scholarship Fund. Support our scholarship fund via ldny.org or smile.amazon.com



Moderated by Dame Kristen Bieler, Editor in Chief, SevenFifty, a prominent NY-based trade publication.

$20 Members (w/ code) $25 Non-Members / $15 (Students (w/ code). For member and student discount code, contact ldnyprograms@gmail.com

Our Panel:

Anna Christina Cabrales, founder of @Sommation)Live

Christy Frank, owner of Copake Wine Works

Gabriela Davogustto, Beverage Director and Owner of Clay Restaurant

Dia Simms, owner of Los Lobos 1707 Tequila/Mezcal (backed by Lebron James)

Samara Rivers, founder of The Black Bourbon Society and Diversity Distilled


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