Lisa Johnston

Lisa Johnston

Lisa Johnston is a Sydney based wine educator, writer and wine business consultant who believes that wine should be fun, sometimes contemplative and never intimidating.  After living for 7 years in the UK, many working in wine sales and marketing roles, her aim is to re-explore Australian wine and share the best finds.  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.winemuse.com.au 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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  1. Pingback: Wednesday Link Love: Favourite Wine Blogs « The Airloom

  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….

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