There's an absolutely fantastic new tool and resource available in Chicago for the beverage community called SevenFifty and I can't encourage the buyers in our city to utilize this asset enough to enhance your wine and spirits program. SevenFifty also sponsors one of my favorite podcasts I'll Drink to That hosted by Levi Dalton. To celebrate the launch of SevenFifty in Illinois, Levi did a series of podcasts featuring sommeliers, retailers, distributors and more from the Chicago market. To say that I was beyond honored to be included in the Chicago series would be an understatement. I'm not going to lie, listening to yourself on "the radio" is strange, but I also wanted to listen to the episode to ensure that I represented the community that I am very much trying to not only encourage but to change. We have work to do in the Chicago wine community to become more united and stronger, for the greater good of growing our city into a destination for wine, along with the already extraordinary food, cocktail and beer scene. Check out my perspective on the past, present and future of the wine and restaurant culture in Chicago ... and thanks again to Levi for having me on the show!