Liz Mendez Sommelier at Vera Chicago

Liz Mendez of Vera, Chicago Takes Top Chicago Somm Title at Jean Banchet Awards


Listen to the engaging Liz Mendez share her excitement about her 2016 Jean Banchet Award Top Sommelier award and her love for all things Iberian Peninsula. Portuguese still wines are top of mind for Mendez, along with Sherry and Rhône Valley wines. Hear how she and partner/husband Mark Mendez made their way along the Chicago restaurant scene to open their own quaint and inviting Vera. They caught the wave of the West Loop expansion five years ago when they lead the way in the neighborhood.

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