• Derrick Westbrook Is Redefining Pairings With His Wine and Music Series

    5 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    Like most sommeliers, Derrick Westbrook grew his experience through working in restaurants and tasting rooms. At Chicago restaurants including Next and Elizabeth , he created extensive wine lists and his ideal food pairings. But these days, Westbrook, who now adds wine shop owner, wine culture curator, and Little League baseball coach to his title, is crafting a new kind of pairing experience with wine and music.
    “Wine and jazz are very similar,” Westbrook says. Both disciplines have “rules,” but what makes a song or a glass more interesting is when those rules are broken - with intention...
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