Lisa Johnston

Lisa Johnston

Lisa Johnston is a Sydney/London based wine educator, writer and wine business consultant who believes that wine should be fun, sometimes contemplative and never intimidating.

A firm believer that the wine experience is one that should be shared, winemusing.com will celebrate the best wines, winemakers and wine experiences from Australia to London and beyond. Thanks to the ever changing nature of wine, in the vineyard, in the bottle and in the glass – this may take a very very long time.

In 2012, Lisa started just bottled! to bring together the Australian Wine blogging community feeds into one easy to read paperli.

You may also find contributions from Lisa on the following web sites:





Rating Wines: You will very often come across a wine review with a score out of 20 or 100.  This works very well in a tasting panel situation and can work with an individual reviewer. However, this system cannot take into consideration your taste which may be entirely different from the reviewer, nor does it take into account the difference in scoring techniques by different reviews ie. a 90 might be equivalent to a 94 depending on the reviewer. There also seems to be a trend that consumers will only buy wines with high scores, such as 92+.  This is a shame as there are plenty of interesting gems with lower scores.   As I am a firm believer that it is better to choose using a description of the wine rather than relying on a score, I have not included a score. Outstanding wines may appear on my Top 5 list’s or on my shopping lists or in the Friday Drinks Club recommendations.

Disclaimer: Winemuse is not affiliated with any wine producer or distributor.  Any wine review or article appearing on www.winemusing.com is done with the purpose of providing an independant assessment of a wine not to promoting any associated business unless stated.

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  2. admin says:

    Thanks for the write up. I love the concept of Wednesday Link Love and I will have to give it a go. Thanks for the love.

  3. Katrina says:

    Great work Lisa on the new-look Wine Muse. Looks wonderfully clean, easy to read and with lots of great sips and tips! Congrats. Katrina.

  4. admin says:

    Thanks Katrina, it is always nice to have a new ‘baby’ in the house….

  5. Dear Lisa,

    I am contacting you regarding your wine blog, which I heard has a strong influence in terms of wine critics. I have seen that you have a great amount of international wine reviews in your portfolio.

    My name is Hugues Villemain, and I am a young a dynamic french champenois who is currently working for one of the freshest house of champagne : Brimoncourt. Taken over in 2008 by ambitious ex-navy seals and former art dealer, Alexandre CORNOT, Brimoncourt has the ambition to redefine the expression of Champagne throughout the world.

    With a strong high end positioning, we have created four distinct elegant and refined cuvees (Brut, Rosé, Blanc de Blanc and Extra Brut) made of a strict selection of the best crus. Our brand is founded on four essential values: elegance, independence, sharing and lightness. This values lies in what deeply animate ourselves: the French art de vivre. We essentially target high-end bars, restaurants, wine stores and travel retail.

    Brimoncourt is now established in several countries around the world, and I will personals develop it in Australia for several years.
    I am planning to arrive around the 15h of July, so I would be really glad to have the opportunity to meet you, and to let you discover our champagne.

    Hope to see you soon in Australia !
    Best regards

    Hugues Villemain

  6. Lisa Johnston says:

    Hi Hughes,

    Will you be doing tastings here in Sydney? If so, please let me know.

    Kind regards


  7. Dear Lisa,

    Yes for sure, I’ll be finally in Sydney on the 29th of July with some bottles of champagne !
    I would be very pleased to let you taste the several cuvées.
    Do you eventually have an email or phone number to contact you directly ?

    Many thanks
    Kind regards


  8. Dear Lisa,
    Here at Wild Duck Creek Estate we are eagerly awaiting to speak with you. I will be in the UK in September and would love to see you again, and share an Australian Shiraz!
    Warm regards, Duck

  9. Lisa Johnston says:

    Looking forward to seeing you both!!

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