Instructor: Tanya Morningstar Darling, IWS, FWS
Wine has, since it’s discovery in Neolithic times, been one of the most powerful tools at human disposal for alleviating physical and emotional suffering. It is no surprise that wine has also historically been one of the Western Civilizations most important trade commodities, a driving force of culture, politics, war, art, and spirituality. It is, therefore, only natural that gender politics would play a huge role in the history of such a powerful commodity. Join wine historian Tanya Morning Star Darling for this master class to explore the roles and contributions of women in the wine trade from antiquity to present, the systematic political and social obstacles faced by women, and how women have overcome to make significant and meaningful contributions. Through examining the history and the structural framework of our society, we can be guided into a more vibrant and inclusive present and future for women in wine!