Women of Wine: The Rise of Women in the Global Wine Industry / Edition 1

Women of Wine: The Rise of Women in the Global Wine Industry / Edition 1

by Ann B. Matasar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520240510

ISBN-13: 9780520240513

Pub. Date: 06/27/2006

Publisher: University of California Press

This inspiring, engagingly written book, with its personal approach and global scope, is the first to explore women’s increasingly influential role in the wine industry, traditionally a very male-dominated domain. Women of Wine draws on interviews with dozens of leading women winemakers, estate owners, professors, sommeliers, wine writers, and others

…  See more details below

Overview

This inspiring, engagingly written book, with its personal approach and global scope, is the first to explore women’s increasingly influential role in the wine industry, traditionally a very male-dominated domain. Women of Wine draws on interviews with dozens of leading women winemakers, estate owners, professors, sommeliers, wine writers, and others in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere to create a fascinating mosaic of the women currently shaping the wine world that also offers a revealing insiders’ look at the wine industry.

To set the stage, Ann B. Matasar chronicles the historical barriers to women’s participation in the industry, reviews post-World War II changes that created new opportunities for them, and pays tribute to a few extraordinary nineteenth-century women who left their mark on wine despite the odds against them. She then turns to her primary topic: an accessible discussion of women associated with some of the most prestigious wineries and institutions in both the Old and New Worlds that emphasizes their individual and collective contributions. Matasar also considers issues of importance to women throughout the business world including mentors, networking, marriage, family, education, self-employment versus the corporate life, and risk taking.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520240513
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Women Need Not Apply
2. The Changing Face of the Wine Business
3. A Toast to the Past
4. Viticultrices et Propriétaires
5. Le Donne del Vino
6. The New World: California
7. The New World: The Southern Hemisphere
8. Knowledge Is Power
9. Uncorking Sales
10. Past, Present, Future

Appendix 1: List of
Interviews
Appendix 2: Women Masters of Wine
Appendix 3: Women Master Sommeliers
Glossary
Bibliography

Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >