Wednesday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m.
$15 Members / $25 Non-Members
This event is online - zoom links will be emailed 24 hours prior to the event
More info soon to come!
Only 30 women worldwide have achieved the highest wine certification of maitre sommelier. Jill is one of them, so no wonder she worked as Wine Director of the stellar Alinea Group (Alinea, Next, Aviary & Roister) before representing the Champagnes of the Moët Hennessy portfolio.
Join us as she helps you connect smell, memory and words… so you too can become the Marcel Proust of wine jargon! Why is this connection so important? Because understanding the terminology and what it references can make you a more informed taster; a better communicator; and will ultimately enhance your consumption pleasure.
Here’s how it works:
Please note : to make sure participants get to know each other and get all the attention they deserve, our chats are limited to 12.
More about Jill:
Jill Zimorski, Master Sommelier
Born and raised in Charlottesville, VA, Jill Zimorski got her start in the hospitality industry while studying sociology and biology at the University of Virginia. After graduating, she served in management roles in two local restaurants before moving to Washington, D.C. to work for several nationally-recognized chefs; notably Charlie Palmer & José Andrés. As Beverage Director, she oversaw the award-winning wine and cocktail programs at José Andrés’ popular Washington, D.C. restaurants, including Café Atlantico which, under her direction, was named one of the most innovative in the country by The New York Times.
Once in the Windy City, Zimorski accepted a position as Sommelier at Chicago’s culinary gem and Michelin-starred, Alinea Restaurant. Within six months, she was promoted to Wine Director of the Alinea Group (Alinea, Next, Aviary & Roister). In 2016, Zimorski left the restaurant world to take an education-focused position of Champagne Specialist representing the Champagnes of the Moët Hennessy portfolio (Krug, Ruinart, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot & Moët & Chandon).
Outside of work, Zimorski enjoys baking, gardening and entertaining and in September 2018, passed the Master Sommelier Exam. Jill is one of 273 professionals in the world (and one of 29 women in the United States) to earn this prestigious accreditation. Jill has completed the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits.