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Season 2 Episode 4 – Wine Tasting & Ditch Gender Labels

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The ladies of Words, Wine and Women are ringing in the New Year with Episode 4 of Season 2 and they’re back at Lou’s On The Hill, the modern and luxurious Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. To start off this episode’s Wine Worthy Conversation, Certified Sommelier and luxury jewelry and fashion consultant, Grace Giovannetti joins the ladies for a quick wine tasting.

Designer Wines

Grace introduces two bold and beautiful Sicilian red wines that blend the elements of fashion and the fine arts with our favorite beverage! These selections are unique not just because of the way that they taste; these wines are also very aesthetically pleasing. World-renowned fashion designers created the labels for these bottles of wine and sales proceeds from each designer bottle sold helps to restore classic Sicilian art.

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Feudi del Pisciotto ‘Valentino’ Merlot – Sicily, Italy

This red wine produced by Feudi del Pisciotto features the signature Couture red rose label designed by Valentino. Grace points out how this Merlot has an initial aroma of red fruits, like plums, complimented with notes of olives to create a spicy and toasty finish.

FeudidelPisciotto_VersaceNerod’AvolaSiciliaIGT_bottleThumbFeudi del Pisciotto ‘Versace’ Nero d’Avola – Sicily, Italy

This wine features Nero d’Avola, a grape variety that best represents Sicily’s winemaking identity as well as the signature Medusa head bottle label designed by Versace. Grace noted deep aromas of red cherries, currents and blueberries with a spicy, toasty finish that comes from French oak barrels.


Wine Worthy Conversation: #DitchGenderLabels

After a little wine tasting, the ladies shared their favorite childhood toy. Get ready for some nostalgia because these toys are sure to jog your childhood memories:

  • Jacque – a stuffed bear named Teddy (that she still has today!)
  • Beth – Barbie’s and Fashion Plates
  • Candice – A Cabbage Patch Kids doll that wore the outfit she came home in from the adoption agency
  • Shannon – Light Bright and Speak & Spell
  • TaraMatchBox Toy car collection

Then, the ladies got real about what some might feel is a sensitive topic. Why do certain retailers separate toys into sections “only for boys” or “only for girls” and not both? Last year, after Target announced that they would be eliminating “boys” and “girls” signs from its toys and bedding departments, consumers replied in both high praise and extreme outrage.

So the ladies ask, does this topic even concerns kids or is this really more of an issue that adults have with acceptance and change? Do kids notice when retailers divide toys into ‘boys’ or ‘girls’ colors, themes, and styles?

The hosts of Words, Wine and Women agree that any separation of gender sends a limiting message to kids about what they think they are “supposed to” like and who they are supposed to be.

Do you think promoting gender neutral toys today will change the perceptions of genders in the future?

  • Don’t Care (0%)
  • Unsure (0%)
  • No (17%)
  • Yes (83%)
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Join The Conversation

What do you think about toy stores removing the gender designations for toys? Do these gender gaps deny children the chance to make the choices they really want?

Tell us what you think in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Use #DitchGenderLabels and let your voice be heard!

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