James L Bube, MS (Jim Bube) is a Wine Director at Hogsalt in Chicago and a Master Sommelier. Over his career, Jim has worked the restaurant floor, risen to top management at the 3rd largest wholesaler in IL, and managed a seven-state territory as an importer before joining Hogsalt as wine director.
Delve into the art of curating wine selections that elevate the dining experience. Discover the secrets of wine pairings, sourcing top-notch selections, and crafting exceptional wine lists.
The master class that’s set to happen at USA Trade Tasting on October 17th in Chicago will showcase 6 top winners of the 2023 Sommeliers Choice Awards and why it makes a lot of sense for wine directors and sommeliers to stock these wines.
The Wines being poured are:
Angels & Cowboys Brut Rosé
Goldtröpfchen Riesling Auslese – 2019 Vintage
Zilzie Regional Collection Shiraz – 2020 Vintage
Iris Vineyards Brut Sparkling Wine
Sandeman Apitiv Reserve White Port
Bouchard Aine & Fil Fixin La Maziere – 2020 vintage
The master class has a limited seating of 100 people and is on a first-come basis. The master class tickets are $30 until September 30, and then prices will increase to $50. We encourage you to get your tickets here and RSVP.
About USA Trade Tasting
USA Trade Tasting is an annual wine & spirits trade show for retailers, importers, distributors, sommeliers & bartenders to meet & grow business opportunities. The event is scheduled for October 17-18 in Chicago, where over 26 speakers will take the stage in a 2-day learning and networking experience along with hundreds of brands looking to grow in the USA market. If you are an importer, distributor, restaurant, bar, or retailer, USATT is a must-attend event.