Lisa Denning

Lisa Denning

Lisa Denning

Lisa’s love of food and wine has led her on the path to many culinary adventures. Leaving her position in advertising at The New York Times to attend the French Culinary Institute was the first step in this journey. After years in food styling, recipe development, catering and restaurant work, she landed in the world of wine. Studying at the Sommelier Society of America then led her to four years selling wine and spirits at the venerable Sherry-Lehmann. Most recently Lisa started writing about wine and food on her blog, The Wine Chef. Follow her instagram, @nycrestaurants to see all of her mouth-watering experiences.

  1. VIA's Growing Number of Ambassadors Are Spreading the Gospel of Italian Wine

    VIA's Growing Number of Ambassadors Are Spreading the Gospel of Italian Wine

    VIA's Growing Number of Ambassadors Are Spreading the Gospel of Italian Wine
    "VIA operates under the auspices of Vinitaly International, the promotional arm of Vinitaly, an annual wine fair owned and run for 55 years by Veronafiere, an Italian exposition company." By Lisa Denning
     
  2. How Jean-Luc Colombo's Passion for Vin de Garde Transformed the Cornas Appellation

    How Jean-Luc Colombo's Passion for Vin de Garde Transformed the Cornas Appellation

    Cornas is a small wine appellation in France’s Northern Rhône Valley. Located at the southern end of the region, its steep granitic hillsides are planted with only about 110 hectares of vines, all of which is Syrah. Until recently, Cornas wines were considered rather harsh and rustic; not worthy of the world's attention and frequently passed over in favor of wines from its storied neighbors,...

  3. Distinctly Greek! A New Style of Retsina Is Revitalizing One of the World’s Longest-Lived Wine Traditions

    Distinctly Greek! A New Style of Retsina Is Revitalizing One of the World’s Longest-Lived Wine Traditions

    The story of retsina wine can be traced back to ancient times, when wine was typically stored and transported in clay jugs called amphorae. In Greece, one of the world’s oldest winemaking civilizations, winemakers used thick resin from the abundantly-growing Aleppo pine trees to seal the amphorae and protect the wine from oxidation. Evidence of pine resin has been found in Greek wine amphorae dating back to the 13th century B.C.

  4. From the Soul of the Dolomites: Thomas Niedermayr - Hof Gandberg Natural Wines Are Perfectly Imperfect

    From the Soul of the Dolomites: Thomas Niedermayr - Hof Gandberg Natural Wines Are Perfectly Imperfect

    "Our wine surely has edges and corners, but not for the fact that it is made from Piwi but because they are handcrafted wines that speak of where they come from." Thomas Niedermayr

  5. Photos: Maison Albert Bichot

    The Treasure that Lies Beneath Their Feet: Maison Albert Bichot on Taking Care of the Soil, from Chablis to Beaujolais

    "Our goal is really to promote the different terroirs and to be able to show the little differences we have in the different climats." - Matthieu Mangenot, Maison Albert Bichot

  6. Family, Farming and Fermentation: Interview With Sarah Hedges Goedhart of Hedges Family Estate

    Family, Farming and Fermentation: Interview With Sarah Hedges Goedhart of Hedges Family Estate

    Washington State's Hedges Family Estate, a pioneer of the Red Mountain AVA, is crafting award-winning biodynamic wines.
  7. Moonstruck in Alsace: How Biodynamic Winemakers are Connecting the Dots Between Soil and Sky

    Moonstruck in Alsace: How Biodynamic Winemakers are Connecting the Dots Between Soil and Sky

    "Knowing that knowledge cannot know, remains the highest knowledge." -Fourth Century Chinese philosopher Zhuang Zhou
  8. Seeing Montecucco Through the Eyes of Winemaker Giovan Battista of Basile Organic Wine Farm

    Seeing Montecucco Through the Eyes of Winemaker Giovan Battista of Basile Organic Wine Farm

    "Our strength is our family dimension and we want to preserve it." Giovan Battista
  9. Deeply Rooted Farming Traditions Live on at Dasca Vives, a Biodynamic Winery in Catalonia Spain

    Deeply Rooted Farming Traditions Live on at Dasca Vives, a Biodynamic Winery in Catalonia Spain

    "We believe biodynamics is the way to cultivate, taking into account all the beings that live on the farm, from microorganisms, grasses, trees, mammals, birds, to the influences of the planets and constellations, which also form part of the ecosystem." - Alba Vives
  10. Interview With Véronique Dausse of Bordeaux's Château Phélan Ségur

    Interview With Véronique Dausse of Bordeaux's Château Phélan Ségur

    "It’s just incredible because it's a part of yourself that people are enjoying. And it's part of their pleasure and happiness and great moments. It's better than selling tires or whatever." Véronique Dausse, on the joy of working in wine.
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