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Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys

Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys


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Women Winemakers captures the passion, courage, and talent of the women who are successfully making their way in what has long been a male-dominated field. In this groundbreaking volume, Lucia and John Gilbert, professors and lovers of wine, set out to make women winemakers and their contributions to the wine industry more visible.

The authors engaged in one-on-one conversations with dozens of trailblazing women winemakers from throughout California and important wine regions of France, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain. Their insightful book presents the personal odysseys of these trailblazers through the lens of four career pathways and the cultural histories of each wine region. Despite occurring in different cultures and times, the journeys of these women demonstrate a commonality of purpose and direction. Their stories will inspire current and future winemakers and educate wine enthusiasts about the careers of women who make wine.

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ISBN-13: 9781643882574
Publisher: Lucia A. Gilbert
Publication date: 01/23/2020
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys

Lucia Albino Gilbert and John C. Gilbert

Table of Contents


Part One: The Trailblazing Women Winemakers

  • Ch. 1. California’s Trailblazing Winemakers 1965 to 1974: The Women at the Forefront and Their Legacy
  • Ch. 2. California’s Trailblazing Winemakers: The Judgment of Paris and the Years 1975 through 1979
  • Ch. 3 Trailblazing Winemakers in Six International Regions

Part Two: 1980 to the present: The career pathways taken

  • Ch. 4. The Sensory pathway
  • Ch. 5. The Family pathway
  • Ch. 6. The Science/Agronomy pathway
  • Ch. 7. The Enology pathway

Part Three: Where to from here

  • Ch. 8. So you want to be a winemaker: Career advice
  • Ch. 9. Predictions based on our empirical studies of California winemakers
  • Ch. 10. The women who are leading
  • Maps of Regions visited and location of wineries
  • Endnotes and References

Part Four: Appendices and Glossary

  • I. Profiles of California’s trailblazing women winemakers 1965 to 1979
  • II. Profiles of California’s women winemakers 1980 to 1984
  • III. California conversations: List of winemakers by region
  • IV. International conversations: List of winemakers by country
  • V. Guiding questions for conversations with women winemakers
  • Glossary

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