“As a generalist, I like all types of wine. And I usually prefer to drink good wine made by cool people. And I have met a lot of cool Washington people.”
Jill is a Wine Educator for the Strategic Group representing Moët Hennessy in Chicago. Join us, as we discuss what it feels like to complete a marathon, what are the best approaches and ‘hacks’ for studying wine, how to find one’s voice, and what skills it takes to work with some of the greatest chefs in the game. Her fierce resilience, sharp mind and ability to materialize her goals, have made her an esteemed leader in the biz
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Jill Zimorski, Master Sommelier & Educator, Chicago
Born and raised in Charlottesville, VA, Jill Zimorski has more than 20 years of industry experience, and has worked for several world-class chefs, most notably Charlie Palmer, José Andres and Grant Achatz. She was the first Beverage Director for the ThinkFoodGroup, where she oversaw the wine and cocktail programs for all of José Andres’ D.C. restaurants. She later worked as a Sommelier at Alinea Restaurant in Chicago, and was eventually promoted to Wine Director for the Alinea Group. She became a Master Sommelier in 2018, one of 269 worldwide, and one of only 26 women in the United States. Oh, and she’s completed 6 marathons.