Lisa Granik MW was a practicing lawyer and law professor until she realized she had arrived in the right station to change career trains. Since entering the wine trade she has worked as a consultant for wineries, importers, wine shops and restaurants, and in 2006 became one of only 275 Masters of Wine worldwide.
Lisa worked for Charmer-Sunbelt Group for 8 years, most recently as Director of Fine Wine Initiatives. A dynamic teacher, she is widely known in New York City for her advanced tasting classes, as well as for her work as instructor for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust at the International Wine Center. She frequently judges in international wine competitions, and writes about wine for publications such as the New York Times, World of Fine Wine, and the Haute Life Press. Other written work includes serving as the technical editor of the Professional Wine Reference (2006), and as contributor to 1001 Wines You Must Try before You Die (2008). Lisa has recently established her own company, Tastingworks, which offers strategic management consulting services to wineries and importers seeking to improve their performance in the US market.