About Blake Leja

Blake Leja is from the city of Chicago, IL. He is currently studying for the Master Sommelier diploma Theory exam and works as a Director of fine wine portfolio strategy for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirts. He currently resides in Miami Beach, Florida with his wife Desiree and their French bulldog Kaner.


  • Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Sommelier
  • Society of Wine Educators Certified Wine Educator

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Behind the Scenes

"Great article on 4 women changing the Georgian wine world."
"Tasted at the winer with Jean Trimbach himself. Not a great vintage, but shows you what good terroir and great winemaking can do."
"Good wine, even better company."
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"Kaner wanted Italian tonight"
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"Tonight it’s an Italian and a Frenchie! What is going on in my kitchen?"
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"A German and a Frenchie in my Kitchen."
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