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Published:  23 July, 2008

By Anastasia Edwards

Women of Wine UK (WOW) celebrated its launch on Monday at a party attended by over 100 women in the wine and spirits trade. Jancis Robinson MW OBE, WOW patron and the party's guest of honour, addressed the guests, urging women in the wine trade to to be more ambitious', especially as there are almost no women in top positions in the business side of the industry (see Ron Emler's City column, Harpers, 7 January 2005). Robinson said the WOW committee should work hard to redress the balance', and that it would be very nice to see women rising a bit higher in traditional roles' within the industry. She encouraged WOW to take on meaty projects' such as getting involved in policy-making; helping to organise the trade diary; and engaging in debates on ethical issues. She also urged WOW members to show your caring, sharing side' and raise money for charities such as Wine Relief. The event, which was oversubscribed by almost 40 women, was held in London at Yauatcha, in Soho, and was co-sponsored by Gosset Champagne, Yauatcha, Domaine du Closel-Chteau des Vaults, Bajoz and Stranger & Stranger, which designed the WOW logo.