Women in Wine: Ana Mendez Gil

Versatus, evokes the heft of wedding silver and the delicacy of crystal goblets. This masterpiece is the handiwork of third-generation wine-maker Ana Mendez Gil of Genus De Vinum, in Ourense, Galicia.

Innovators: Abacela

The only thing rarer than original thought is, perhaps, the courage to act on it. “One of the criteria for doing a harebrained thing like starting a winery is you have to be a romantic idealist,” Earl says.