Yes, Wine Madonna is a real person! Madonna Metcalf has been pursuing her dream of opening up a wine lounge for the past twenty-five years. Madonna (yes, it's her real name) is a Certified Sommelier and a Certified Wine Professional, one of less than 3,000 in the world certified by the prestigious Court of Masters. She's studied all over the world, including the Chicago Wine School, and the Professional Culinary Institute in California. Madonna has also been a radio personality, a printing specialist, an actress in Chicago (ask her about the movie she was in) and a literary assistant. She's owned eleven motorcycles, and her glass is always half-full!

Co-owner Kris Radish is a bestselling Random House and Sparkpress author who has published nine novels and three non-fiction books. Her twelfth book, Gravel on the Side of the Road-True Stories From A Broad Who Has Been There, made a grand entrance this past July. A former journalist, Kris has covered the war in Bosnia, been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, been stalked, shot at, and once harvested worms for extra money. A bestselling author really does pair well with wine. Kris's novels are riddled with empowering stories of change and chance and oh yes, just a bit of wine drinking. Her tenth novel, The Year of Necessary Lies, will be published in 2015.

Our motto is Seek Happiness. We want our guests to enjoy themselves, have fun, and if they want, learn about wines from across the globe. Your glass is waiting!

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