I am the Beverage Director at Elvie’s in Jackson, MS. I have been studying wine for just over three years, am currently studying for the CSW exam and passed the intro CMS exam in 2019. I love wine; especially wine with a story – small production, anything on the natural end of the spectrum, interesting varietals and fermentation styles.
Over the course of 2021 I will be transitioning Elvie’s entire wine program to be all sustainable, organic, and biodynamic. When I started curating our list prior to opening I always gravitated to wine with the best tech sheets, because I had no idea where to even start. The producers with the most information were always small production and most were natural.
After looking more into what that means for the quality of the fruit and thus the quality of the wine, I couldn’t get enough. There is something about the passion from people producing wine in this style. Each wine always has a story and those stories always help our guests open up a bit to trying something new. Passion is contagious.