Tue, 01 Aug|
Q&A with Jane Lopes, Kavita Faiella & Jane Morrow
Join us for a deep dive into wine writing, the publishing process, starting a company, sommelier exams, career, motherhood, and more!
Time & Location
01 Aug, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Hubert's Theatre, 15 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
About the Event
In celebration of the recently published How to Drink Australian, Women and Revolution will be hosting a Q&A Session with author Jane Lopes, publisher Jane Morrow and sommelier Kavita Faiella. Drawing on years of experience in various sectors of the wine industry, panellists will explore wine writing, the publishing process, starting a company, sommelier exams, career, motherhood, and more.
Join us at Hubert's on August the 1st.
About the panellists:
Jane Lopes is a Nashville-based sommelier, author, and importer. She has worked at New York's
Eleven Madison Park, Nashville's The Catbird Seat, Chicago's The Violet Hour, and most recently
as the wine director at Attica, one of Australia's most celebrated restaurants. Jane was featured on
Esquire network's 2015 television series Uncorked, which follows six New York City sommeliers in
pursuit of the Master Sommelier title (which Jane attained in 2018). In September of 2019, Jane
finally put her University of Chicago literature degree to good use in publishing her first book, a
personal and educational guide to wine called Vignette: Stories of Life and Wine in 100 Bottles. In
2020, Jane and her husband Jonathan Ross co-founded their own Australian wine imports company:
Legend. Jane’s second book, How to Drink Australian (co-authored with her husband), will publish
in August 2023.
Jane Morrow is the publishing director of Murdoch Books, a division of Allen & Unwin, Australia’s
largest independent publishing house. She oversees a global program of bestselling and award-
winning illustrated and lifestyle books, including many food and drink titles from such authors as
Alice Zaslavsky, Neil Perry, Matthew Evans, Bill Granger, Emelia Jackson and many more.
Kavita Faiella worked with a number of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, including Stefano Manfredi and
Neil Perry, and then set her sights on Asia. Firstly, in the Maldives, as head sommelier of the
luxurious Conrad property and then as the regional cellar master for Amanresorts, where she
developed the wine programs for some of the world’s most revered properties in Thailand,
Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India and Sri Lanka. In 2010 she became the wine director of the Press
Room Group, where she was responsible for twelve of the city’s most well-known restaurants.
Kavita’s work saw her named as one of the 10 most influential wine personalities in India by CNN
and 20 most influential people in the Hong Kong food and beverage scene by Time Out. After 10
years abroad, Kavita is now happy to once again call Sydney home, where she works as the
Marketing manager for Shaw+Smith, Tolpuddle Vineyard, MMAD Vineyard and The Other Wine
Members & Allies Ticket
This ticket includes a glass of wine on arrival$35.00+$0.88 service fee
Ticket + Signed Copy
This ticket includes a glass of wine on arrival and a signed copy of How to Drink Australian (RRP$80) available for collection on the day.$100.00+$2.50 service feeSale ended
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