Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are

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:
 
Drinking Wine is the Best Mental Exercise, According to Science

Drinking Wine is the Best Mental Exercise, According to Science

Can drinking wine actually be beneficial to your health? A professor of neuroscience at Yale may have found an answer....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Apr 12, 2017
This Summer, You Can Drink Your Rose Out Of a Forty

This Summer, You Can Drink Your Rose Out Of a Forty

A company called Forty Ounce Wines is now selling this warm-weather wine in forties, giving drinkers a whole new way to drink 'rose all day.'...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Apr 10, 2017
New Bars to Look Forward to This Spring in D.C.

New Bars to Look Forward to This Spring in D.C.

DC's ever-changing food scene is adding plenty of new bars and restaurants this spring. Check out these five new spots opening soon!...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Apr 10, 2017
SPONSORED
Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are
Follow in Anthony Bourdain's Footsteps with 'Explore Parts Unknown'

Follow in Anthony Bourdain's Footsteps with 'Explore Parts Unknown'

Ever feel inspired by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's world travels? Wish you could trace his steps and go o...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Apr 10, 2017
The Best Brunches You Should Try in D.C. This Spring

The Best Brunches You Should Try in D.C. This Spring

With the new season comes new brunches and revamped menus. If you're looking for a new spot to sip mimosas and Bloody Marys, check out our list of rec...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Apr 4, 2017
Buffalo Trace is Now Aging Bourbon in 300 Year Old Barrels

Buffalo Trace is Now Aging Bourbon in 300 Year Old Barrels

Oak barrels are an essential part of what makes bourbon bourbon. For one, there's a legal requirement that bourbon be aged in newly charred oak contai...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 31, 2017
Southern Tier Releases Girl Scout Cookie Flavored Beer

Southern Tier Releases Girl Scout Cookie Flavored Beer

New York based brewery Southern Tier has announced their latest spring release - 'Thick Mint,' an imperial stout brewed with chocolate and mint. ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 28, 2017
D.C.'s Most Delicious Springtime Cocktails

D.C.'s Most Delicious Springtime Cocktails

The seasons are changing, and so are the cocktail menus at these D.C. restaurants and bars; celebrate the start of spring with one of these refreshing...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Mar 28, 2017
This Bartender Made Real-Life Versions of Cocktails from 'The Simpsons'

This Bartender Made Real-Life Versions of Cocktails from 'The Simpsons'

Have you ever dreamt of trying a cocktail only seen before in a cartoon, like the 'Flaming Homer' from The Sim...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Mar 23, 2017
Behind the Bar: Camille Ralph Vidal, Global Brand Ambassador for St. Germain

Behind the Bar: Camille Ralph Vidal, Global Brand Ambassador for St. Germain

In this installment of Behind the Bar, we were lucky enough to interview Madame St. Germain herself, Camille V...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Mar 23, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

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

Close