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Dr. Azélina Jaboulet-Vercherre

Professor – The history of wine, Mirror of civilization

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Nationality: French

Teaching program(s):
Bachelor (Preparatory Year)

Academic level

Ph.D. History, Yale University, USA

Main publications


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.

Other qualifications

  • Master of Philosophy & Master of Arts, (History), Yale University, USA
  • Master of Philosophy (History), Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France
  • Master of Arts (Anglophone literature), Université Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France
  • Master of Arts (History) Université Paris I – Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • Master of Arts (Museology) Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France

Research areas

  • Wine history, history of literature, history of art, intellectual history

Past research

  • Medieval history
  • History of medicine and natural philosophy

Current research

  • History of wine

Research awards

  • OIV 2013, Histoire littérature
  • Gourmand Awards, France (Wine literature category, 2013) for the book : « Florilège de discours savants sur le vin ». Feret  2012
  • Centro sull’ alto Medio Evo (Spolète, Italie), April 2006
  • Yale University Fellowship, 2006-2011
  • Berthe Corr and James Corr Memorial Fellowship, 2006; 2009
  • Gertie Emily Gorman Webb Fellowship, 2010
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