In this month’s episode about wine shopping in France, we talk to owner of Cavewoman wines, Alison Eastaway, about how she creates a comfortable space for enthusiastic beginners to explore, choose, and learn. She shares how she helps customers select wines as well as how anyone can feel more confident when wine shopping in France or elsewhere. She also explains how she herself selects wine for the boutique.
About our guest on the Wine Shopping in France Episode
Alison Eastaway is the owner of the shop Cavewoman wines. Cavewoman helps clients find the right bottle without the snobbery often associated with wine shopping. And, the wine selection is at least 70% made by female winemakers or domains owned by women.
Products, places and people mentioned in our Wine Shopping in France episode
In Wine it’s Not What You Know, but Who You Know (post by Alison Eastaway)
Jennifer Greco’s cheese workshops at Cavewoman
Cocktail & Cheese pairings with 52Martinis and Jennifer of Chez Loulou
Bar Lourinhã (where Alison’s cocktail of the month comes from)
Cocktail of the Month: Bar Lourinhã’s Harlem End
30ml (1 ounce) dark rum
30ml (1 ounce) freshly brewed espresso
15ml (½ ounce) Pedro Ximénez
15ml (½ ounce) Lucano Cordial Caffè
Dark chocolate to garnish
Fill a shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.
Big thanks to…
Alison of Cavewoman wines
World Radio Paris for editing and production
Son Little for the music we use
and YOU for tuning in, downloading and listening!
If you liked this Wine Shopping France episode, you might enjoy our episodes:
Wine Philosophy with Susan Herrmann Loomis
Women & Champagne with Cynthia Coutu of Delectabulles
Digital Evolution in Wine with Sébastien Burel
Is France Really at the Top of the Wine World? with Preston Mohr
How to Pair Wine & Cheese with Preston Mohr
Being Black and Female in Booze Industry with Tanisha Townsend
You can also find more of the best Paris cocktail talk at:
52 Martinis site or if you’d like to carry me around in your pocket, download the iOS app, Paris Cocktails.
Paris Cocktail Talk is available on iTunes, World Radio Paris, 52 Martinis or wherever you get your podcasts.