Category: Shea Zimmerman

Sommelier Shea Zimmerman, The Kitchen Chicago

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Shea Zimmerman of Chicago’s The Kitchen

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After spending time with Chef Johnny Anderes of The Kitchen for an article recently published in the Clever Root Magazine, I was drawn back for an interview with the smart and clever Wine Director Shea Zimmerman  before she departed. This is part two of that interview: the wine tasting portion with two wines Zimmerman loves.

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Sommelier Shea Zimmerman, The Kitchen Chicago

Shea Zimmerman’s Sustainable Efforts with Keg Wine at The Kitchen Chicago

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After spending time with Chef Johnny Anderes of The Kitchen for an article recently published in the Clever Root Magazine, I was drawn back for an interview with the smart and clever Wine Director Shea Zimmerman.  Just walking into the gorgeous space in the historic Reid Murdoch building is enough to please but hearing about the sustainability and community initiatives of The Kitchen  is a clincher.

Tune in to hear how she runs the wine program in keeping with The Kitchen philosophy of sustainability and close working relationships with producers. Zimmerman brings a fresh list full of gems and has worked to encourage wineries toward efficiency, using eco-friendly wine kegs, rather than bottles.

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Tune in for great interviews with Sommeliers, Wine Makers, Wine Directors and Top Chefs- SommTalks is your weekly podcast for the inside scoop on the restaurant and wine scene. Please subscribe here, on iTunes or on TuneIn Radio or on Stitcher.