Blake Leja

Blake Leja


About Blake Leja

Blake Leja is an Advanced Sommelier, currently studying for the Master Sommelier Diploma. He works for Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits. Blake loves all things fermented, distilled, and brewed, and enjoys playing hockey when he is not studying or enjoying the world of wine. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Desiree and their French Bulldog Kaner.

My Venues


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

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Local product, made by some
"Local product, made by some local gents. Corey and Adam Leja #drinkesse"
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"Great article on 4 women changing the Georgian wine world."
Tasted at the winer with Jean
"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
"Good wine, even better company."
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Kaner wanted Italian tonight
"Kaner wanted Italian tonight"
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Tonight it’s an Italian and a
"Tonight it’s an Italian and a Frenchie! What is going on in my kitchen?"
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