All posts tagged: Women MPs

Dea Latis hosts event for women MPs

Women from the beer and pub industry were celebrated in Westminster last night at a beer and food tasting held by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, women in beer group Dea Latis, and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), sponsored by Ruth Smeeth MP for Stoke-on-Trent North. Guests experienced an exclusive tutored tasting by one of the country’s first female beer sommeliers Annabel Smith, whilst Members of Parliament met with leading brewsters from across the country, industry renowned beer writers and beer sommeliers to learn about the importance of women in the beer industry. With new research from AB InBev stating that women over the age of 25 now make one in six of all beer purchases and over 3.2 million saying they drink beer once or twice a week, the event aimed to help break the misconception that beer is a man’s drink and show that there is a beer that’s right for every occasion. Beer is also low in calories and has no fat, but does contain a host of other beneficial …

Cross party appreciation for beer by women MPs

In an evening designed to span political divisions, Dea Latis, the industry’s beer and women forum, hosted the first-ever beer tasting designed for women MPs at the House of Commons this week. A lively crowd of over 50 women (and some brave men) were guests of Charlotte Leslie MP, Meg Hillier MP and Jenny Willott MP who sponsored the event. The group were tasted six beers from around the country with food selected to match each beer style, ably guided by beer sommelier Annabel Smith. In her introductory speech, Charlotte Leslie suggested that women had the power to re-shape UK drinking habits and that it would be driven by “food and family” – demonstrated earlier by the arrival of Jenny Willott with her two small children to the event. In her address, Brigid Simmonds, the first female chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, reminded guests that 22% of people taking brewing qualifications were now women. Then Inge Plochaet, chief executive of AB InBev, highlighted some research which showed only 12% of women …