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James Bube MS

Wine Director, Hogsalt Hospitality

Jim is currently the national wine director for the Chicago-based Hogsalt restaurant group, a nationally acclaimed restaurant group that includes Au Cheval, Bavette’s, Gilt Bar, Green Street Smoked Meats and The Doughnut Vault. Additionally, Jim serves as a board member of the Second City Sommeliers Tasting Group and has previously served as the director of education for Heritage Wine Cellars in Illinois. A Master Sommelier, he placed second in the 2016 National Top|Somm competition and won the 2017 GuildSomm Online competition. When not cooking or trying to make the perfect canelé, Jim focuses heavily on mentorship in the Chicago wine community.

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