An international journalist, Senay was the first Turkish TV host and TV producer in Europe. She is the founder of SEN Magazine, which was elected “Best New Magazine of 2004”. Her work – mostly about women and media - has been profiled in Dutch, European and international magazines, as the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Forbes, New America Media and Austin American Statesman. Since 2013 she runs House of Red & White, a wine marketing company based in The Netherlands. While doing business in wine she was surprised that not many people know about women in wine. Which is why she dedicated herself to spread word stories of inspiring and ambitious women winemakers.
Wines from Sancerre have become her favorite white to drink all through out the year and uncorking a bottle of her own imported bottle of Urla Nexus gives her excitement when she’s craving a good red wine.
Mirjam could not resist, when Senay asked to join her in organizing events and campaigns to promote women in the wine industry. Mirjam has been an active advocate for female entrepreneurs for some time now and she very much enjoys a good glass of wine. So Mirjam is now part of the effort to get Women in Wine Events off the ground, in order to give female winemakers - and other women in the wine business - the attention they deserve.
Her favorite wines? Well, that depends on the context. Sometimes it is a nice Chardonnay (from the Bourgogne or from Chile) and on other occasions a good Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand can make her happy. Sometimes a fine red pinot noir can complete the moment, but a cabernet sauvignon, a tempranillo or a primitive can as well.
After finalizing Gymnasium in Budapest, Alexandra is now a third year International Business and Languages student at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. She combines her study with her work at House of Red & White. Coming from one of the only two European countries that has its own word for 'wine' (bor) that is not derived from Latin - she loves contributing to advancing women’s work in the wine industry.
Her favorite wines? Definitely the Béla and Bandi-chardonnay wines!