Wine Consultant Chantelle Pabros Weighs in on Women & Wine in 2016

Wine Consultant Chantelle Pabros Weighs in on Women & Wine in 2016

By Brandee Sanders, Foodable Contributor

For professional wine and food industry veteran Chantelle Pabros, working in the heart of New York City’s wine industry isn’t just about being a female sommelier and seller in a traditionally male dominated field. It’s also the balancing act of investing and educating in the intersections where women and wine collide.

Sitting across from me in buzzy Rockefeller Center, she’s impeccably dressed and razor sharp when I begin diving into where those two elements are headed in 2016. Pabros rattles off a series of stats, including one from Time Magazine’s 2014 study, in which the “Majority of home equity loans, new car loans, and U.S. savings bonds are now owned by women (51 percent, 52 percent, and 54 percent, respectively), and 59 percent of personal loans for education are made to women.” In short, women are now holding the luxury purse strings and coming into their own in a new way, including that of buying wine and other investments.

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