The Black Wine Guy Experience
New Sensation! How Jane Lopes and Jonathan Ross are championing a whole different side of Australian wines.
MJ’s guest this week is Jane Lopes and Jonathan Ross, the creators of LEGEND Imports. Jane and Jonathan share a combined six years of work in Australia’s most renowned restaurants, and nearly 40 years in the wine industry. Jane has worked at many prestigious restaurants and bars, such as The Violet Hour (Chicago), The Catbird Seat (Nashville), Eleven Madison Park (New York) and Attica (Melbourne).
In 2018, Jane passed the Master Sommelier exam, becoming one of only 35 women in the world to do so.
Jonathan was a member of the award-winning wine team at Eleven Madison Park starting in 2012, and held the title of Head Sommelier from 2015. In Australia, Jonathan took on the role of Beverage Director for the premium restaurants of the world-renowned Rockpool Group.
In 2020, Jane and Jonathan returned to the U.S. and started LEGEND Imports, a new wine import and wholesale company that brings the very best of Australian wine to the American market.
MJ dives deeper into the artisanal Australian wine scene during his conversation with Jane and Jonathan, including the sampling of a 100 year old Port by Seppeltsfield that was absolutely gob smacking delicious!
Grab a glass, pop a cork and get cozy for this one folks.
A huge thank you to Jane Lopes and Jonathan Ross!
Follow LEGEND Imports on IG @auswinelegends
Discover LEGEND Imports producers and partners at: https://legendaustralia.com/
This episode’s in studio wine:
2012 Henskens Rankin of Tasmania
1920 Seppeltsfield Centennial Collection
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