There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women. – Madeleine Albright
I bet my readers are probably wondering what on earth I was doing in a different drink blog’s event. To really simplify things, I decided to outline my reasons:
- I believe there is room for more than one person in the field of online beverage writing, and that no one has a monopoly on it (I am a big fan of winefolly.com, winewankers.com, ozclarke.com… I can go on all day). Each one has their own voice to lend to the topic, and each perspective (I have a particular preference for the academically sound yet entertaining ones) is unique and interesting.
- I think that the Philippines has so much potential for growth in the wine category, and those who understand the topic should find ways (whether through accessible classes, media, and even events) to share the information in a relatable (yet intelligent) way.
- To echo the quote I used to start this article, Filipinas (especially those in such a niche, traditionally male-dominated field such as alcohol) should help and support each other in whatever way we can.