Christine Blumer is the founder of her own wine consulting company called Winediva Enterprises. She provides wine classes, private tastings, restaurant training, and wine writing for consumers, corporations, and professionals in the wine trade.
She most recently held the position of Director of Education and Events for Sam’s Wine & Spirits, the largest wine store in the country. For eight years, Chris trained their floor staff, taught classes to the public, organized grand in-store tasting events, and linked the world’s best wine producers with Chicago restaurants for legendary wine dinners. Ms. Blumer also served as the store’s Director of California Wine for over three years and has traveled extensively in the West Coast wine regions.
She has a background in Chicago restaurants and the service industry as well as Theatre and Art Education, which explains her resilient personality and comfort with public speaking. Christine is a frequent contributor to Wine and Spirits, gapersblock.com and culinary trade magazines.
Her e-newsletter, Diva Dish, entertains and informs over 1000 wine and food loving subscribers in the greater Chicago area.
The Winediva reaches an even larger audience through her regular guest appearances on The Steve Cochran show on WGN radio. Chris has been featured on ABC Sunday Morning News, Fox News, and Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, metromix.com and Red Eye.
She continues to teach classes for Uncork-It!, Calphalon Culinary Center, Northshore Cookery and other facilities around the Chicago area. Stay tuned for a new project at BeverageExperts.com!