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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.

In case you missed passed episodes, here they are at your fingertips!

Spiaggia’s Top Somm Rachael Lowe Shares Interactive Pairing & Italian Wine Picks

Formento’s Chicago Sommelier Steve Morgan’s Journey from NYC to Alinea to Open This Popular Neighborhood Italian

Joy Sterling, Le dame Extraordinaire, on Sparkling Wine at her Family’s Iron Horse Vineyards

Wine Director Ryan Arnold, Lettuce Entertain You, Tells of Wine Inspiration

Andrew Mariani of Sonoma’s Scribe Winery Talks Wine, Friends and Community

Belinda Chang on Bending the Steakhouse Paradigm

Sommelier Lauren Helm’s Journey to Harvest Table by Charlie Palmer

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Sommelier Lauren Helm

Harvest Table Sommelier Lauren Helm on her Wine Journey

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Listen in on this chat with Lauren Helm, the new sommelier at Harvest Table by Charlie Palmer in Napa’s St. Helena. Helm talks about her background, wines that dazzle her and how she got there. Don’t miss the our past interviews:

Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards, with 30-years Under Her Wine Belt

Wine Director Ryan Arnold, Lettuce Entertain You, Tells of Wine Inspiration

Andrew Mariani of Sonoma’s Scribe Winery Talks Wine, Friends and Community

Belinda Chang on Bending the Steakhouse Paradigm

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.

Sommelier Belinda Chang

Belinda Chang on Bending the Steakhouse Wine Paradigm

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Listen to a captivating interview with top Sommelier and wine buyer Belinda Chang of Maple and Ash, in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Hear a bit on her background, her eight years in the Big Apple and her return to hometown Chicago to open the hottest new steakhouse in Chicago.

Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards, with 30-years Under Her Wine Belt

Wine Director Ryan Arnold, Lettuce Entertain You, Tells of Wine Inspiration

Andrew Mariani of Sonoma’s Scribe Winery Talks Wine, Friends and Community

Wine Director Ryan Arnold, Lettuce Entertain You, Tells of Wine Inspiration

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.