We are pleased to announce the official contestant list for the Austria’s Best Sommelier: Chicago 2019!

The event, happening in Chicago on October 14th at Maple & Ash, will require contestants to complete both a written exam and blind tasting exam and the top three scoring contestants will also complete a service exam. The top scoring contestant will win an all expense paid trip to the biennial VieVinum in Vienna, Austria – Austria’s biggest wine fair!

Domenico Alesi Elevage Wine and Spirits
Andrew Rodriguez Cira
Ryan Baldwin Margauz Brasserie
Timothy Campbell Geneva Wine Cellars
Aleya Broadway Cherry Circle Room
Jeannie Boutelle TravelBTG
Gjoko Belichevski Binny’s  beverage  depot
Steven Fladung Candid Wines
Kevin Goldsmith Alinea
Magda Gilpin Grafted
SANDEEP GHAEY Vinic Wine Company
Sarina Garibovic Alma: Hotel, Cafe and Restaurant
Jhea Fulgaro Breakthru Beverage
Samantha Hunt Cherry Circle Room
Jacob Henriksson Canard Restaurant
Elizabeth Kowal Geneva Wine Cellars
Joseph Kane Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant
Rebecca Miles-Steiner City Winery Chicago
Pontip Marshall Whole Foods Market
Miguel Marquez Roe
Patrick Hymer Entente
Kasia Niewiadomska 4 Star Restaurant Group
Guilherme Muniz Square Wine Co.
Anthony Minne Winebow
Erik Pohl Cascade Hills Country Club
Madison Pettit 112 Eatery/North Loop Wine
Pablo Perez Compass wines and spirits
Matthew Sussman Table, Donkey and Stick
Gregory Stokes Veritas Restaurant
Phattharaporn Sauerwald Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Munir Sarrawi Mariano’s
Derrick Westbrook Derrick C. Westbrook LLC / 1340 Beer Wine Spirits
Amy Waller The Bachelor Farmer

May the best somm win!