Nasty Woman Wines Launches in Oregon

by Alexander Frane on Jan 31, 2017 in Wine

Pantsuit Pinot Noir is the name of a new wine coming out of Oregon. The label doesn’t resemble the average Willamette Valley Pinot; instead of a tree or a flock birds in sepia, the bottle features a photo of a young, strong woman. The words “Nasty Woman” are printed across in vibrant, bold letters—a reference to the slur that was thrown at Secretary Clinton during the third presidential debate in 2016 and subsequently reappropriated by members of the political left. This is Nasty Woman Wines, founded by Meg Murray on Election Day, and she’s using it to get more women to the table in policy and leadership positions around the world.

Murray has been in the wine industry for more than a decade, primarily in marketing and direct to consumer sales. Prior to that she worked in politics, having studied international studies and political science at university. Nasty Woman Wines was originally conceived of as a fun side project and celebration of the United States’ first female president; Murray had worked to assure that the copyright on the name would be filed on the day of the election, November 8th, 2016. What was intended as a celebration turned to movement to empower women.

On November 9th, when she was overcome with grief, her five year old daughter worked to comfort her, and asked, “How old do I have to be when I run for President?” That struck her; the question of “when.” rather than “if.”  She was inspired to focus on Nasty Woman Wines as a priority, rather than a side project, becoming “extremely emotionally and financially invested” in it.

It’s more than just a gesture, as Murray is giving consumers an opportunity to put their money “...literally where their mouths are.” Besides the encouraging names (Pantsuit Pinot Noir, Progress Pink, and Pave The Way Chardonnay to name a few) and labels, the company works for progress by donating 20% of its net profits to charitable organizations. Primarily, Nasty Woman Wines contributes to The Women in Public Service Project, a bipartisan organization committed to  “reaching a minimum of 50 percent of all decision-making positions in public service held by women by 2050.” Currently, women roughly fill only 22% of these positions.

Pantsuit Pinot Noir is the first bottle to be available to the public, and is set to ship in February. Pave The Way Chardonnay, Progress Pink (a rosé), and Boss Lady Bubbles will be released shortly thereafter. Additional wines, like a red blend and a sparkling wine, are in the works, and limited release wines will be available to #GetNasty Wine Club members first. Nasty Woman Wines is launching an IndieGoGo campaign to get the funds necessary for a much wider distribution, including internationally. “It doesn’t end at our borders,” says Murray. With her help, and more like her, it won’t.

Photos via John Valls Photography
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Ring The Alarm! A Brooklyn Brewery Just Released Bieryonce, A Beer Dedicated to Queen B

Ring The Alarm! A Brooklyn Brewery Just Released Bieryonce, A Beer Dedicated to Queen B

The female owned and operated Lineup Brewery has released Bieryonce, a German pilsner named after and dedicate...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Dec 5, 2017
Where to Drink Festively in New York City This Holiday Season

Where to Drink Festively in New York City This Holiday Season

Speaking of good spirits, we're rounding up the most festive bars and pop ups in New York City....read more ›

by Kerry Jepsen Dec 5, 2017
This Winemaker is Releasing A 'Saturday Night Live' Line

This Winemaker is Releasing A 'Saturday Night Live' Line

Live from New York, it's Saturday Night Wine! Your late-night Saturday drinking choices just got more thematic, as winemaker Lot18, in collaboration w...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 30, 2017
SPONSORED
Remnants of the World's Oldest Wine Found in Georgia

Remnants of the World's Oldest Wine Found in Georgia

Researchers have found 8000-year-old pottery in Georgia that contains remnants of wine compounds, making it the earliest evidence found thus far of wi...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 28, 2017
Where to Toast to Repeal Day 2017 in New York City

Where to Toast to Repeal Day 2017 in New York City

Repeal Day is the Day when, back in 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, repealing the 18 Amendment - which means booze became l...read more ›

by Kerry Jepsen Nov 28, 2017
Do You Realize The Flaming Lips are Teaming Up with Dogfish Head?

Do You Realize The Flaming Lips are Teaming Up with Dogfish Head?

In early 2018, the Flaming Lips will take a break from battling pink robots and crowd-surfing in giant balloon...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 28, 2017
Things No One Asked For: The SIXOVERONE, A Multi-Bottle Opener

Things No One Asked For: The SIXOVERONE, A Multi-Bottle Opener

SIXOVERONE is making a six-bottle opener, just in case you don't have time to open each bottle individually....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Nov 27, 2017
You Can Now Get Whisky in Pouches

You Can Now Get Whisky in Pouches

Those who long for the days of drinking Capri Suns but also enjoy tasting new Scotch whiskies every month are in for a treat, as there is now a servic...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 27, 2017
Where to Drink on Thanksgiving 2017 in New York City

Where to Drink on Thanksgiving 2017 in New York City

Sticking around the city for the Thanksgiving holiday? Whether you're with friends or family, making a bar stop after the turkey is a perfectly accept...read more ›

by Kerry Jepsen Nov 21, 2017
Drake's Dad Makes Fun of Him in New Ad for Virginia Black Whiskey

Drake's Dad Makes Fun of Him in New Ad for Virginia Black Whiskey

Dennis Graham, an R&B singer, very suave gentleman, and Drake's dad, stars in a new ad with his son to promote his new brand of whiskey, Virginia Blac...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 21, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close