Sine Qua Non

25 February 2018 | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM GMT+1
Gallery Lounge 1
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich View map


Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
Editor-in-Chief and Reviewer
Born and raised in rural Maine, USA, Lisa graduated from Colby College, ME, with degrees in English Literature and Performing Arts. Her wine career began by happenstance when, living as a struggling playwright in London after college, she was offered a job as the manager of a wine bar. Upon acquiring the position, she promptly enrolled for classes at the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) and continued her studies with them until achieving the institution’s highest accreditation level: Diploma. Lisa progressed through wine sales and marketing roles in the UK wine trade throughout the ‘90s and early noughties before moving to Tokyo in 2002, where she worked as a wine buyer for one of Japan's top fine wine importers and a wine educator at Tokyo's Academie du Vin. In 2008, Lisa moved to Singapore and began writing a column for Robert Parker’s website, Later that year she achieved her Master of Wine (MW) qualification and the Madame Bollinger Medal for excellence in wine tasting. In 2013, she became the Editor-in-Chief for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and She is also the publication’s critic for the wines of Bordeaux, Napa Valley and Sonoma County Bordeaux Varieties. In 2015, Lisa’s first book, Taste Like a Wine Critic: A Guide to Understanding Wine Quality, was published. Recently, she relocated to Napa, California, to set up the new office for The Wine Advocate. She now lives in Napa with her British husband, two young daughters, their Border Collie and three sheep.
Manfred Krankl & Mrs Elaine Krankl


Austrian born wine maker Manfred Krankl 's obsession with details and perfection has over just two decades made his venture one of the most successful and unique in modern wine history. Sine Qua Non often referred to as an American cult winery is not in Napa and does not grow Cabernet. His Grenache and Shiraz blends from the California Central Coast spend long periods in French oak and are not only huge and complex, but offer great ageing potential. This is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste gems which have become rare collectibles.

Gallery Lounge 1
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich