Women in NY Wine Scene: Not the ‘Gods of Food’ Story

Over at Eater NY, wine editor Levi Dalton, reacts to Time magazine’s now-infamous omission of women from its “Gods of Food” story. As the food media erupted with an onslaught of battle cries, Dalton’s first thought was, “That would never happen in wine.” Why? According to Dalton, part of it is the wine media’s active supportive of women in sommelier positions. Chief among them: New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, whose clear support of women via his “Wines of the Times” tasting panels (to which an invitation offers “the kind of welcome pat on the back that can help foster careers”) has, he argues, had a major impact on the greater dialogue. [Eater NY]