Evie Olson | Sommelier at Nisos

Posted by TFOCB Studios on Dec 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Evie is a Sommelier with Nisos Mediterranean in Chicago’s West Loop. She started her career as a dancer for the Minnesota Timberwolves, eventually moving into sports broadcasting. However, she didn't want to solely focus on sports and decided to explore other passions. This led her to a gig hosting a wine and spirits segment, despite initially knowing nothing about wine. 

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In order to become more knowledgeable about her subject matter, Evie took a course through the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust (W SET). She found the course to be fascinating and ended up becoming hooked on learning about wine. 

The W SET program focuses on the academic aspects of wine, including viticulture and vinification, and requires its students to complete essays and other coursework. 

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Overall, Evie's journey highlights the importance of exploring one's passions and the reward of continuing to learn and grow.

Evie is now a level four sommelier studying to become a Master of Wine.  Her journey as a sommelier has been driven by her passion for wine and her desire to bring more diversity to the industry.

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If accepted, she’d be the first black female to be accepted into the Master of Wine program. As she’s encountered many challenges as a black woman in this field, she’s also built a strong community of supportive female wine professionals.

Through her work with Nisos and her own journey as a sommelier, Evie is helping to break down barriers and promote diversity in the world of wine.

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As she’s encountered many challenges as a black woman in this field, she’s also built a strong community of supportive female wine professionals.

Through her work with Misos and her own journey as a sommelier, Evie is helping to break down barriers and promote diversity in the world of wine.