Michelle Crabtree - Cellar Rat

I come from humble beginnings of working in a, small town Italian restaurant, where the only wine served was Chianti, Pinot Grigio and White Zinfandel. Many horrible hangovers later, my love for drinking wine grew past my humble beginnings. I have worked in over 30 restaurants (almost more than I care to admit) I went through my “I only drink Merlot” stage to graduating to drinking all things Italian when I worked at Osteria Langhe here in Chicago. My Heart lies in Italy!!!! I LOVE Champagne as well, and love to host a great brunch where plenty is served and enjoyed! Beyond wine my greatest loves in life are my son Conal, my mom and my niece Josie.