Raise a Glass to Chicago Wine Pros

Please see the link below to get a rarely seen glimpse into the professional wine scene. Congratulations to these wine pros.

Per the Chicago Tribune, “Those who passed the advanced exam are Mike Baker, manager of the Wine Discount Center’s Elston Avenue store; Chad Ellegood, sommelier at Tru; Amy Lewis, sommelier at Smith & Wollensky in Chicago; Douglas Marello, wine director with the Spring restaurant group; and Marcus Will, beverage director at Va Pensiero in Evanston.”

http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/thestew/2007/08/5-sommeliers-pa.html

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2 Responses to Raise a Glass to Chicago Wine Pros

  1. clempire says:

    Congratulations Chicago Sommeliers!

    With only a %25 pass rate, I am curious, can you take the exam more than once?

  2. Rory says:

    You can take it more than once, and many do. I hope to pass on my first try sometime in 2008.

    Rory