Professor – The history of wine, Mirror of civilization
Bachelor (Preparatory Year)
Ph.D. History, Yale University, USA
Oenophile by nature, Dr. Jaboulet-Vercherre adopted a historical and literary approach to discuss wine and its followers in order to provide an intellectual journey to those who indulge in adventures of the senses. This medievalist historian is endlessly searching for informative texts on the thinking and practices around wine over time.
Thanks to her diverse career development in history, history of art, archeology, and literature, Dr. Jaboulet-Vercherre has lectured in traditional higher education institutions (Yale University, USA; EHESS, EPHE, Paris, France ) as well as specialized professional organizations (Corning Inc., USA, International Symposium of Aromatherapy and Medicinal Plants, Grasse, France, UNESCO Chair in Culture and Traditions of Wine, Dijon).
The course she gives at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, "History of Wine, Mirror of civilization", invites students to rediscover the spirit of the Greek banquet, probe the Roman agronomists, visit the medieval tavern, awaken taste enthusiasts and analyze their influence on the perception of wine to date.
Dr. Jaboulet-Vercherre’s work pursues this journey through oenophile history. Philosophers, agronomists, theologians, poets, prose writers and minstrels gather around the drink that leads to intoxication. She chooses well-known and lesser known authors of reference for their originality and verve, and strives to set them in their intellectual and cultural context.