Vignette: Stories of Life and Wine with Jane Lopes
Join us for a glass of Clonakilla wine with sommelier and Attica wine director, Jane Lopes, as she discusses her new book, Vignette, and takes us through the wines featured within.
Sometimes we just want someone to hand us a bottle of wine. Sometimes we want to learn more about that wine. And sometimes we want to feel something about wine.
In Vignette, sommelier Jane Lopes recommends the 100 bottles of wine (and some spirits and beers) to best expand your wine journey, giving you a complete palate education of the important styles, grapes, regions, and flavours of this magical and ever-growing world. Alongside that, you will find imaginative ways to engage with the foundational wine knowledge that underpins a good drinking experience. And then there is Jane’s own narrative – the stories of triumph and defeat that comprise her life in wine. It’s part memoir and part wine book, but a lot more fun than either alone.
6pm arrivals for 6.3opm start.
Jane Lopes is an American-born sommelier. She has worked at New York’s Eleven Madison Park, Nashville’s The Catbird Seat, and Chicago’s The Violet Hour, and she is currently the wine director at Attica, Australia’s most celebrated restaurant. In September of 2018, Jane passed the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, becoming the only woman in Australia to do so, and one of only 34 women in the world (and 274 people in total since the 1960s). Jane has finally put her University of Chicago literature degree to good use in publishing her first book.
18:00–20:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya Sydney