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Belinda Chang

Champagne Educator

Belinda’s over twenty-year career has earned her myriad accolades like “The Everlasting Influence of OG Sommelier Belinda Chang” and “How Sommelier Belinda Chang is Setting a New Standard for Wine Events”. She has made a name for herself as a sought-after lifestyle expert, business mentor, and innovator. Belinda managed the legendary 26,000 bottle cellar at Charlie Trotter’s, the wine lists at Laurent Gras' The Fifth Floor, and Danny Meyer's The Modern. While at The Modern, she was honored with James Beard Awards' "Outstanding Wine Service" in 2011 - the first and only time this award has been given to a bipoc woman. Belinda previously was the Champagne Educator for Moet Hennessy USA, running luxury Champagne experiences for a multitude of corporate clients. After moving back to Chicago, Belinda created the memorable and approachable wine and beverage program at modern, splashy steakhouse Maple and Ash before setting off on her own. 

When she's not planning some of the food world's buzziest irl and virtual events — the who's who annual Pre-Prom, which is dedicated to empowering and pampering women in the restaurant industry; the down-to-earth Aspen Classic Pool Party; or any number of intimate Chef's Collab dinners — Belinda can be found educating passionate wine and food lovers about enjoying wine, brunch and living elegantly and luxuriously for less. She is a regular fixture in local and national outlets like The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Food and Wine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, Fox, ABC and more.