Alan Beasey

Bartender, Sommelier
Alan Beasey

Chicago

About Alan Beasey

The Purple Pig Head Bartender and Sommelier Alan Beasey believes wine tastes best when it’s paired with great food and shared with friends. The wine list he curates at the restaurant - nearly 500 bottles deep - complements its Italian, Greek, and Spanish-inspired cuisine and focuses on international terroir-driven wines, produced in the simplest way to best showcase the fruit and its origin. Under Master Sommelier Fernando Beteta’s leadership, Beasey became a certified sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers. Prior to joining The Purple Pig, Beasey fine-tuned his knowledge of wine and the winemaking process with distributor Tenzing Wine and Spirits.

My Venues


Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Razor clams
Razor clams
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Tapas, Near North Side
"If you know me, you know I'm a pork centric chef... Right down to my pig tattoo. Went here for the swine and fell in love with the razor clams dressed with oregano, lemon and olive oil. Just perfect!"
Fava bean antipasti
Fava bean antipasti
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Tapas, Near North Side
"A place that prides itself on meat serves some of the best vegetables in the city. Jimmy Bannos Jr. is a master in this department, regardless of what you order. You’ll get favas in spring and salt-roasted beets in fall and winter."