Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine, Design &
a little bit of Black

A conversation series started by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Sabine Marinescu, Janina Poesch and Mirja Schwartz

A salon night in Stuttgart held regularly, initially limited to a small group of ladies. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you are a female creative and would like to join, please do email us. The number of attendees is limited, but varies according to the capacity of each event. We try our best to make our events free of charge and our reservations open to all on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, please get in touch if you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or be a guest speaker.

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February 9, 2023, 7:00 pm in WINO veritas & DESIGN

As we all know, there is truth in wine - but there is also often a lot of overconfidence. We're all familiar with the phenomenon: After one (or two) glasses of win, you sometimes feel obliged to answer an e-mail in a highly professional manner, but in the end you are being too honest. Typical drunken e-mailing "drailing" ...

Our next evening will not only be about the imprfect world of communication, our hosts will also show us through examples of mistakes, misunderstandYngs or simply different opinions about something (whether in a drunken or sobber state) are just as much a part of everyday life as the successful projects that everyone brags about.

True to the motto "All that glitters is not gold", Julia Kühne and Maha Shoukri welcome us to their shared office space at Christophstr. 6 in Stuttgart.

Julia Kühne, founder and managing director of the communications agency Gold und Wirtschaftswunder, and Maha Shoukri, business development manager at the music, sound and voice agency HearDis!, will be telling us a few anedoctes from their daily work - embedded in the corresponding sound files, of course.

Vioneers is responsible for the wine tasting this time. Sommelière Theresa Schmidt will introduce us to special wines from female winemarKers, which is sure to lead to one or two honest conversations.

For a small fee of 10€ to be paid in advance via PayPal ( - Subject: LWD), incl. various wines, canapés and a small snack. Please register by 6 February 2023 at
Tickets are limited.

BTW, any spelling mistakes are only due to this one daMn glas of wein, honestl1

December 8, 2022, 6:30 pm LADIES, WINE & DETOX

Holiday season is just around the corner. Holiday? For most of us, it's rather the time when we feel stressed and rush back and forth between the things that still need to be done in the year that's coming to an end.

But before that, we want to take a short detox break with you.

We will be welcomed by Ulrike Brucher in the rooms of UnternehmenForm, where she is responsible for personnel, PR and marketing. With Studio Milk, she has created a place of rest and relaxation, of coming together. She will talk about her unusual life path, the challenges of self-employment and how she came to embrace a mindful lifestyle and how she inspires others to do so.

Culinary wise we will be spoiled by Elisabeth Trovato and a small but fine selection from her LALA Health Bar. She will also give us an insight into her experiences as an entrepreneur and how she manages the balancing act between family and work.

We look forward to welcoming you at our salon LADIES, WINE & DETOBX on December 8th, from 18:30 at UnternehmenForm , Furtbachstraße 18.

Please register bindingly until December 6th:

For a fee of 10 Euro, to be paid in advance via PayPal (, various wines and a small snack are included. Please indicate LWD as subject when paying.

We are very much looking forward to enjoying stimulating conversations in a relaxed atmosphere and a glass of wine or two.

July 21, 2022, 6:30 pm LADIES, WINExperience & DESIGN

This time we will take you - literally - on a little journey: We will go directly to the vineyards, where we will not only taste wine and get to know the producers, we will also learn more about wine marketing, the development of a city and tourism brand and an effective corporate design.

We will meet in Fellbach, right in the middle of the action: Catrin Rathgeb, who in her function as head of the city's overall marketing with FELLBACH ERLEBEN primarily wants to provide a stage for the wine experience, will be waiting to welcome us at our first stop, the Aldinger winery.
After a joint cellar tour and wine tasting by the Aldinger family, we will go together to the Heid winery. There, Carolin Hermanns (left and right hand of Markus Heid) will give us an insight into their wine making.

Catrin will tell about her heart project FELLBACH ERLEBEN. As a sparring partner she will be supported by Lara Dähne. The studied communication designer is part of the team of Superultraplus Designstudio since 2018, which is responsible for the visual appearance of the appearance. Of course, there will be a tasting by the winemakers - as well as a small snack. It will be a memorable evening!

With a small of 25€, various wines as well as a small snack are included. Number of participants is limited, please register until July 15, 2022 at

We are very much looking forward to seeing you!

October 20, 2021, 6:30 pm Ladies inspired by Wine & Design

We will meet where two of our favourite topic happen - wine & design - The club traube, founded by Sabine Harms. Our wonderful hostess and her team from viDeli - foremost Noemi Lilla - will treat us to wine, snacks and share their profound knowledge with us about how wine inspires them: in life and at work!
We also welcome Heike Zuschke - aka Mrs. Zet - another inspiring woman, who also loves wine not (only) in its drinkable form. The communication design graduate with a focus on exhibition design uses her knowledge and enthusiasm to turn wines and wineries into brands. Join this exciting round of discussions at our Salon at club traube, Pfarrer-Georgii-Straße 10 in Stuttgart.
The event requires a contribution of 20€ and a bindingly registration (limited tickets) until October 19, at

3G rules apply. We will have to check the appropriate certificates. Thank you for your help!

Juli 29, 2021, 7:00 pm Ladies, Wine & Design meets Fumes & Perfumes

Finally: We can meet in person! This time at a special place with a special lady. Monica Menez will guide us through the exhibition "Fumes & Perfumes" in the Züblin parking deck. Monica will not only tell us something about the unusual exhibition format, but also a little more about herself and her award-winning work. We are happy, Sabine Harms from the wine shop viDeli will provide a selection of wines for this evening. Meeting point is the Kultur Kiosk of the wonderful Sara Dahme or the upper parking deck. Since the number of participants is limited, we ask you for a timely short feedback until July 27, 2021!

April 29, 2021, 7:00 pm ONLINE Ladies, Wine, Design & New Ways of Cultural Activations

Welcome to the first digital edition of our Salon: Ladies, Wine, Design & new ways of cultural activation! This evening we will discuss with the wonderful Elena Kaifel about knowledge transfer in digital museum spaces. If you want to join us on that evening, please contact us until April, 27th.

September 04, 2019, 6:00 pm LADIES, WINElaube & DESIGN

We proudly present the winemaker Anne-Christin Trautwein! She has recently taken over the family vineyard and she will let us taste some of her wines! And all this in a very special place: We are guests at the Weinlaube W-30 in the Stuttgart wine village, where the brothers Ferdinand and Maximilian Trautwein (who really only happen to have the same name ...) will serve us small dishes from the “Gasthaus Zur Linde”.
Please register bindingly by 1 September 2019 at .

May 16, 2018, 7:30 pm Ladies, Wine, Design & THE ART OF SOCIALISING

At our jubilee event we welcome the wonderful Sara Dahme! With her we will talk at the Sammlung Fröhlich about the art of socialising, networking in general and if wine helps to overcome any inhibitions. If you want to join us on that evening, please contact us until May, 13th.

March 01, 2018, 7:30 pm Ladies, WINEmoment & Design

Welcome to 2018 and the next edition of LWD in Stuttgart! In the Wine Shop WEIN-MOMENT the two owners Anna-Lisa and Mona Wenzler will present exclusive wines by courageous winemakers and will tell us about how the sisters became wine merchants in the third generation! If you want to join us, please register here.

October 19, 2017, 7pm Ladies, Wine & DESIGNplus

Welcome to our next edition of Ladies, Wine & DESIGNplus! On that evening we will be guest at the office of DESIGNPLUS where four wonderful ladies - Meike Finkelnburg, Gaby Krauss, Ruth Scheel and Mirja Schwartz – will discuss with us about: Creativity and self-confidence. Do women design other than men? If you want to join us on that evening, please contact us until October, 16th.

July 12, 2017, 7pm Ladies, Wine, Design & breakBLACK

Welcome to our 2nd edition of Ladies, Wine, Design & breakBLACK! On that evening we will find out more about the personal break out and break up of two wonderful ladies – Katrin Sikora & Birgit Neusser - and we will discuss our own experiences! If you want to join us ton that evening, please contact us. This event is limited on numbers – first come, first serve! Bookings now open.

May 18, 2017, 7pm Ladies, Wine, Design & thenewBLACK

Who knows us a little, also knows that we – as two ladies from your favourite magazine – have a passion for wine, design and the colour black! If you share this love, join us for an evening of design chat, new faces and lots of wine! This event is not limited on numbers. Bookings now open.

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. Jessica believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more. As we are both young women in creative business we want to build a community and to start a network for inspiring and interesting ladies – here in Stuttgart!

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we're inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women we have admired, worked with, or had our eye on!