Women in the Wine Biz
Posted 23 June 2003 - 11:47 AM
Thank you for taking the time to do this Q & A with us. What advice do you have for women wanting to get ahead in what is often a very French dominated and (hence?) somewhat misogynistic career path?
Booze Muse, Spiritual Advisor
Bartendrix,Intoxicologist, Beverage Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
Captain Liberty of the Good Varietals, Aphrodite of Alcohol
Posted 25 June 2003 - 10:34 AM
Basically, there's no substitute for sheer quality of work - backed up (stiffened?) by a reluctance to accept the sort of menial additional jobs (secretarial, tidying up, making the coffee) that can often lead to women's being taken advantage of . There a re, or at least have been, whole industries that depend entirely on underpaid women doing all the dirty work.
But don't you find French men very courteous? not to say courtly?