2018 Somms Under Fire Winner Advanced SommelierJill Zimorski

Advanced Sommelier Jill Zimorski

University of Virginia graduate Advanced Sommelier Jill Zimorski has been in the restaurant and wine business for more than a decade. She has worked at many restaurants such as Palette at the Madison Hotel in Washington D.C., Charlie Palmer Steak, Café Atlantico, Zaytinya, Oyamel, and Volt. At these restaurants, Jill’s resume includes working as Sommelier and Beverage Director as well as Restaurant Manager. At Café Atlantic, she developed her own cocktail program that was named one of the most innovative in the country by the New York Times. Recently she worked at Alinea in Chicago, IL as Wine Director and in 2015, Jill was named one of the “Top 10 Buzz-worthy Sommeliers in Chicago” by chicagoist.com. Jill’s nationally respected reputation stems from her dedication to making her guests feel good about their own wine experiences. Her most memorable wine moments involve Champagne, recalling her first “really mind-blowing” experience, but she really is just passionate about the wine industry as a whole. Jill now works in an education-focused role teaching and tasting the greater Chicago area about and on the Champagnes in the Moet Hennessy Champagne portfolio: Krug, Ruinart, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot and Moet & Chandon. Most recently, Jill was recognized by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as one of the “Top 40 under 40 taste makers 2016.”

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