Masterclass: Sonoma Titans

15 June 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM GMT+8
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei 香格里拉台北遠東國際大飯店, B1 North & South Gate 洛北秀南園
No. 201號, Section 2, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Presenters


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, eRobertParker.com. 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 RobertParker.com. 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.

Description


Russian Valley Hartford Court single vineyard bottling of Chardonnays and Pinot Noir could very well remind of a Burgundy micro production, with barely 800 cases a year produced and their precise cool climate style. Anakota vineyard, located at 4000 feet on volcanic soils of the Knights Valley has allowed French vigneron Pierre Seillan to feel as much at home in Sonoma as in Saint-Émilion, with a 30-year pioneering record of bringing the idea of terroir, "Bordeaux style" blends and great Cabernet expressions to California. A rare opportunity to discover two great success stories of the Sonoma Viticulture with the perspective of older vintages. 


The wines, menus and speakers indicated are correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event that a speaker, vintage, or wine is not available on the day of the event, all efforts will be made to find an appropriate substitute.