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Christopher St James

Assistant Sommelier & Supervisor at Esquire, Chicago

Prior Assistant Sommelier for Esquire, Chicago. Strong believer and pursuer of human  connection through hospitality, history, and culture. I am a seasoned hospitality professional with  a passion for all things vinous. Coming from 7 years of experience in the restaurant industry, I  specialize in guiding individuals through wine with what I’ve learned and continue to learn every  day. Currently working on developing an informative wine sharing platform that is user friendly  and helps to bring wine content in a quick and easy method to everyone.

Meet the other judges

Paul Carayas

GM and Wine Director at Saison Cellar San Francisco and Scotts Valley

Kat Hawkins

Wine Director at Miru, Tre Dita, and the St. Regis Bar, St. Regis, Chicago

Marsha Wright

CSW, WSET, CSWS, Corporate Lead Sommelier at Greek Brands, DineAmic Hospitality, Chicago