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Kistler Vineyards Dinner with Winemaker Jason Kesner

26 October 2018 | 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM GMT
67 Pall Mall
67 Pall Mall
GBP 295.00


Join Kistler Vineyards Winemaker-President, Jason Kesner, and The Wine Advocate's Editor-in-Chief, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, for an indulgent evening at 67 Pall Mall. Explore some of California's most iconic Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. This is a great way to start off the weekend. See you there.  


Jason Kesner
Jason Kesner serves as both winemaker and president of Kistler Vineyards and oversees all aspects of our winegrowing and making. Jason’s direct relationship with Kistler Vineyards started late in the spring of 2000 when he began managing Hudson Vineyards in the Napa Valley and growing the fruit for the Kistler Hudson Vineyards bottling, amongst other notable northern Californian producers. In the summer of 2008 Steve Kistler invited Jason to join Kistler Vineyards where he became assistant winemaker. In 2014 Jason took over as winemaker at Kistler.
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.