Consultant/Educator; Sommelier/Wine Buyer, 57th Street Wines
Chi-town vine town
A native of Tennessee, Westbrook has worked almost every wine-service job out there, from tasting rooms and retail to restaurants, most notably at Michelin-starred Elizabeth in Chicago. At 57th Street Wines, he focuses on accessible information and quality over pretense. Fun, experiential-based education and community are at the heart of what Westbrook does, both at the wine shop and using his consulting and pop-up tasting company, DerrickCWestbrook LLC. Events like Grape Canvas, a wine-tasting/painting party, and Samples & Samples, where he pairs wines with music, always quench his customers’ thirst.