Somm's List

Blake Leja

Society of Wine Educators . Certified Wine Educator (CWE)
Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
Court of Master Sommeliers . Level 3 Advanced Sommelier
Pensiero Ristorante. Evanston, IL. Sommelier
Signature Fine Wine. Chicago, IL. Wine Distributor
Prosecco Ristorante. Chicago, IL. Sommelier
Wine and Food Pairing
Wine Educator
I was at a local restaurant with my father in Crystal Lake, IL and he bought a half bottle of 1996 Ridge Montebello, that was all she wrote!
Blake Leja
Blake Leja
Chicago, IL
United States

Signature Fine Wine
District Manager

I left the United States Army Infantry in 2005, I went to school and started to work for a distributor in between semesters at school, caught onto the wine bug and never looked back, I worked in a few restaurants while working at a distributor, running wine Italian wine programs. I currently work for Signature Fine Wine the fine wine and craft spirit division of Southern Wine and Spirits of Illinois, I currently a studying for my Masters diploma with the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas. I love wine and will never know everything about it, Cheers!