Lisa Shara Hall is the author of Wines of the Pacific Northwest (Mitchell Beazley 2001) and the co-author of The Food Lover’s Companion to Portland (Chronicle Books 1996). I am working on a new book on Oregon wines as well.
I serve as Senior Editor for Wine Business Monthly, Wine Business Insider and Winebusiness.com and write for numerous publications including The Oxford Companion to Wine, The Hugh Johnson/Jancis Robinson World Atlas of Wine , Meninger’s Wine Business International, and Decanter. I am a active member of the Society of Wine Educators and the British-based Circle of Wine Writers. I am a frequent lecturer and educator, as well as the first student in Oregon to attempt the Master of Wine qualification.
I judge wine competitions regularly, including the annual all-Greek competition in Greece, the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition, the International Wine Challenge, and was one of only four North Americans invited to judge Decanter’s inaugural (and annual) World Wine Competition in London.