"In the words of Anthony Bourdain, 'if you don’t risk the bad meal, you’ll never get a magical one.' Same goes for wine!"
Growing up drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Marie understands that wine can be a daunting subject. Having the right person who can guide the way can make the big world of wine a friendly and exciting adventure.
In 2020 Marie started her own business, Slik Wines, which specializes in wine tastings, consultations, and entertainment. Slik provides virtual and in-person events for private, public, and corporate clients. On top of that, uses Tiktok as a tool for approachable wine education that she posts on social media.
Marie was the Wine Director at Michelin starred-restaurant, Elske, Marie has received nominations including ‘Best Sommelier’ from Jean-Banchet, Eater’s 'Young Guns', as well as passing her Certified Exam from the Court of Master Sommeliers. She has also been awarded ‘Best Side Hustle’ by Chicago Magazine for working as a sommelier and using her Registered Nurse license to help during COVID-19.
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