Perrotti-Brown named Bordeaux reviewer at The Wine Advocate

The Wine Advocate’s editor-in-chief, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, has taken over from Neal Martin as its Bordeaux reviewer following Martin’s move to Vinous.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW will cover Bordeaux for TWA

“Both as a longstanding lover of the wines of Bordeaux and as a professional who spent the first half of my career devoted to selling, marketing and purchasing Bordeaux wines, taking on the coverage of this incredible region is without doubt the most exciting moment of my wine journey,” Perrotti-Brown MW said.

“In 2018, The Wine Advocate will be dedicating even more energy and resources to increasing our coverage of wines from throughout the world.

“Not only will we be producing more tasting notes and articles than ever before, we will be producing them with even greater frequency.

“It is our duty to our readers to make sure that we offer consistent ratings across the many voices and perspectives offered by our team of experts,” she added.

Last week db reported that TWA’s principal Bordeaux reviewer, Neal Martin, left the publication to work for Antonio Galloni at Vinous, where he has been made a senior editor and will cover Bordeaux, Burgundy, South Africa and New Zealand. 

William Kelley will cover Burgundy for TWA

In addition to Perrotti-Brown’s promotion, The Wine Advocate has also appointed wine writer William Kelley to cover the wines of Burgundy, Chablis, Beaujolais, California’s Central Coast and Washington State from 1 January.

Kelley, who studied history at Oxford, writes about Burgundy for Decanter and Noble Rot, and was shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Feature Writer of the Year award this year.

“I feel my first-hand experiences inform my writing and criticism with a deeper understanding of viticulture and winemaking,” Kelley said.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be assuming this position as a critic for the world’s foremost fine wine guide.

“To stand alongside the world’s greatest wine critics, led by Robert Parker, is truly an honor and a milestone for me,” he added.

TWA currently has nine reviewers working for the title and is seeking to expand its team next year. Currently producing over 30,000 reviews per year, the team aims to produce over 50,000 reviews a year by 2020.

2 Responses to “Perrotti-Brown named Bordeaux reviewer at The Wine Advocate

  1. Congrats to Lisa! Who will be covering Oregon Wine going forward?

  2. Michael Schiffman says:

    30,000 reviews, and then 50,000. What consumer can deal with all of that? Why doesn’t the WA get over itself and look at the world of wine from the perspective of the average or above average consumer. I discontinued my subscription because
    the volume of reviews was indigestible and the writing turgid and verbose. The publication needs a good copy editor even more than another “expert.”

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