Lisa Granik, MW, Instructor
Lisa entered the wine trade following an earlier career as a lawyer and law professor. Her career in wine has included work in retail, import and distribution channels; her current company, Tastingworks, designs to go-to-market strategies for wine regions and wineries. Lisa became a Master of Wine in 2006. She has undergraduate, graduate and law degrees from Georgetown and a doctorate from Yale. Widely published both in wine and in the law, she is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, among them two distinct Fulbright Scholarships (in 1990-91; 2017-18) and the Thomas Jefferson Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
She currently serves on the governing Council of the Institute of Masters of Wine and the Women in Wine Leadership Symposium. She was a Professor of Wine at the New York Institute of Technology from 2013-2015. Her multiple speaking engagements include the Smithsonian, the Cité du Vin et Civilization, VinExpo, Prowein and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. SommJournal declared Lisa a “Leading Woman in Wine” in 2017. She currently is writing a book on the wines of Georgia (Sakartvelo).