• Viktorija Todorovska
Viktorija Demystifies Wine

Meet Our Wine Sommelier

Viktorija Todorovska

Viktorija Todorovska is a wine educator and writer based in Chicago. She teaches wine to professionals and non-professionals and leads wine tastings, making topics such as grape varietals, wine styles, food pairings, and tasting wine easy to understand. Viktorija is an accredited Sommelier (International Sommelier Guide), French Wine Scholar (French Wine Academy), and Certified Specialist of Wine (Society of Wine Educators).

Viktorija has been passionate about wine since her days of stomping grapes when her family made wine from obscure Macedonian varietals. She has played a variety of roles in the industry: wine retail and wholesale, consultant for restaurants and wine regions, wine instructor, and writer.

Viktorija has written several books on the wines and foods of Italian and French regions. Her latest book, Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living introduces readers to dry, aromatic, and fruity rose and offers delicious recipe pairings. Viktorija is currently working on a book about the wines, spirits, and foods of the Southwest of France.

When she is not sipping wine and teaching classes in Chicago and its surroundings, Viktorija can be found traveling the wine regions of the world, soaking up new knowledge and discovering interesting wines and the stories of the people who make them.

Viktorija's Favorite Wine

RoseBieler Pere et Fils Rosé is a dry, crisp and aromatic rosé from Provence that never ceases to delight me (and my friends!). With the approachable style (neither too full bodied, nor too acidic), it is perfect by itself or with food. Goat cheese, salad, olives, pasta with vegetables, fish, a simple tomato-mozzarella sandwich, this wine can make them all sing.

I have converted many people to rosé by showing them this gem. And best of all, it is very affordable, which makes it the perfect everyday wine. Cheers to that!