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Women in the Wine Biz

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Ms. Robinson:

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?

Katie M. Loeb
Booze Muse, Spiritual Advisor

Author: Shake, Stir, Pour:Fresh Homegrown Cocktails

Bartendrix,Intoxicologist, Beverage Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
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Oh dear. I feel whatever I say here runs the risk of being misinterpreted.

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?

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