Book Talk: Women Winemakers with Lucia and John Gilbert
Please join us in welcoming Lucia and John Gilbert authors of Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys
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 what enables the careers of women who make wine.
About the Authors
Lucia Albino Gilbert, Professor Emerita of psychology at Santa Clara University and The University of Texas at Austin, is a noted scholar in the area of women's career pathways in male-dominated fields. Her recent research focuses on the progress and prospects of California women winemakers. She and John developed the extensive educational website, Women Winemakers of California and Beyond, found at www.womenwinemakers.com.
John C. Gilbert is Professor Emeritus of chemistry & biochemistry at Santa Clara University and the University of Texas at Austin. Through studying women winemakers, he has applied his extensive knowledge of organic chemistry to understanding the intricate details of winemaking. John is also a beekeeper.