Women in Wine Vol. 24 – Erica Crawford
“ON A CHILLY MONDAY NIGHT
I headed over to Claw Daddy’s in the Lower East Side to meet up with one of the most influential women in the world of wine, Erica Crawford. Yes that Crawford, the co creator of Kim Crawford wines. While Erica is not with KC anymore, her and her husband, Kim, have taken on a new adventure with LoveBlock.
I had a chance to chat with Erica over steam pots, lobster, crab and even alligator as we tasted through the new LoveBlock lineup, which will be coming to the US market next year.
Check out my chat with Erica below about everything from how she got started in wine and her favorite wines right now.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE WINE INDUSTRY?
It was in the early stages of the modern NZ wine industry, the mid-1990’s. Essentially, we had two babies, thirteen months apart, so going back to my management job in the medical science/analyzer industry wasn’t going to work.
Kim, my husband, was working at a local winery, so we had that part, the needed space, covered. We bought grapes from growers and were fortunate that the winery allowed us to make our own small batch at their facility. I put the valuable skills I learned from my previous profession to work, and we were up and running! The rest is history, really.”
Read the full article here.