Napa born Jane Lopes attended the Univ. of Chicago with a degree in Renaissance Lit. Her best laid plans to pursue a Masters Degree got sidetracked by her love of food, wine, and spirits. She worked her way thru Chicago, Nashville, and New York, ultimately landing a Somm job at the legendary Eleven Madison Park. If that’s not enough excitement, Jane packed her bags and moved to Melbourne, Australia to run the beverage program at Attica, arguably Australia’s best restaurant. Jane Lopes received her Master Sommelier certification in 2018, but with a follow-up story not to be believed. Her new book “Vignette, Stories of Life & Wine in 100 Bottles” is now available.

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