Join The Coalition
You have been stripped of your right to access thousands of fine wines.
You had no voice to express your desire to retain this long held right to out-of-state wine shipments from retailers. Now there is HB 2462, a bill that will restore your access to fine wines but you must take immediate steps in support of HB 2462 now.
The IWCC has been formed solely to put the wine consumer first and to help restore your access to the wines you want!
Join the IWCC, write in support of HB 2462 and help put the wine consumer first.
The Illinois Wine Consumer Coalition Steering Committee is made up of Illinoisans who voluntarily commit their time to the organization and of advisors who help the organization run efficiently.
Steering Committee Members and Advisors
Matt Borneman is Director of Planning & Analysis for a large private company, living in Palatine, Illinois. He is an avid wine consumer accustomed to finding and buying hidden gems wherever they may be - even outside of Illinois! Matt and his wife enjoy traveling to wine country, where, in the good ol' days one could buy a case and bring it home as carry-on luggage.
John Danza is a member of the International Wine & Food Society, the world's oldest consumer dining organization. He's been drinking and collecting wine for over 20 years. Professionally, he works for a large health insurance software vendor.
Jordan Jacobs is financial advisor at the senior level with the Chicago North Financial Group. He assists business owners and families in creating and protecting wealth. Jordan has been involved in the local fine wine community in Chicago for many years. As a Francophile and a fine wine collector his passion is for themed wine dinners.
Gretchen Neuman is a food and wine blogger based in Chicago. She fell in love with wine on a French Club trip in highschool when she visited Chateauneuf-du-Pape. She holds degrees in Geography and Urban Planning and has previously worked in the environmental field. Her thoughts on wine can be found at VinoVerve
MaryAnne is a Chicago native. After retiring from a career in corporate banking, she became a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener. Other work experience included advertising, teaching, and wine sales. She has a BA in French from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago in International Finance.
Marc Stubblefield is the Director of Production for Chicago’s Court Theatre. He’s been enjoying all of the food, wine, culture and commerce that Chicago has to offer for 8 years, longer than he managed to stay in any of his previous cities.
Chris Weishaar is an enthusiast who enjoys sharing his passion for wine with family and friends. He is a Supervisor at Mueller & Co., LLP, a large public accounting firm in the western suburbs of Chicago.