“Rebecca Chapa, a wine educator in San Francisco, probably knows the MW exam better than any candidate in America.”

-San Francisco Chronicle, September 22, 2006

For all her snazzy credentials, Chapa strongly believes that wine should be fun and

stresses interactive discussion in her classes”

-Diablo Magazine, August 2001

“What’s more, Jardinière gets almost everything right in the front of the house, too, thanks

to a team that includes…a sharp waitstaff, and sommelier Rebecca Chapa whose international

wine list can keep you engrossed when dishes are slow to arrive.”

-Caroline Bates, Gourmet Magazine, March 1998

“Wines are varied and in some cases daring, and the wine list includes a section called

‘Rebecca’s Favorites,’ where Rebecca Chapa, the sommelier, has permitted herself to

recommend unusual wines that fit no obvious category.”

– San Francisco Focus, January 1998

PRESS MENTIONS                      “The Death of a Restaurant Institution”                   August 2008

Color and Aroma                      “Terroir of the Class”                   May and June 2008                      “Epicurious Brings Rebecca Chapa on Board”                   October 29, 2007                                               “Bits and Bites” (photo)                                                      August 1, 2007

San Francisco Chronicle                        “What Your Tequila Says About You” (photo)                 May 4, 2007

Partida Tequila E-blast                          “Agave Girls Celebrate Inaugural Event” (photo)              March 22, 2007

SoloRosa E-blast                                   “SoloRosa Meets Georg Riedel in Quest                             March 15, 2007

for Best Rose Glass” (photo)

San Antonio Express News                 “Wine Matters: Organic farming called key to                     March 6, 2007

Enhancing a wine’s terroir”

News & Observer Raleigh                    “Staking Claim In Wine Territory”                                      March 3, 2007

Wine Spectator Online                          “Larry Stone’s Blog/A Circle of Friends”                           January 1, 2007                                 “Pinhao Tips” (photo)                                                         November 2006

Black Diamond Living                          “Zin-sational!” (photo)                                                        October/November 2006

USA Today                                            “Why do we swirl wine”                                                       October 27, 2006

San Francisco Chronicle                        “The Ultimate Test”                                                              September 22, 2006

Los Angeles Times                                “U.S. Eases Rules for Liquids, Gels in Carry-On Bags”     September 26, 2006

Patterson’s Beverage Journal                 “USBG Update” (photo)                                                     April 2006                                                “How to Open Sparkling Wine”                                         December 15, 2005

Dwell                                                      “Salut!” (feature story/photo) October/November 2005

Wine Business Monthly                        “News”                                                                                  August 2005

Wine Business Online                           “Only 100 Sold Out”                                                            June 27, 2005

Wine Business Insider                          “Who’s Who and Where”                                                    June 27, 2005

Patterson’s Beverage Journal                 “Meet me at The Chill” (photo)                                           August 2005                                        “VinoVenue”                                                                         November 2004

PaperCity                                                “VinoVenue”                                                                         December 2004

7×7                                                          “Masters of the Universe”                                                    October 2004

San Francisco Chronicle                        “Women in top sommelier jobs feel secure

enough to walk away”                                           August 5, 2004

San Francisco Chronicle                        “North Beach regulars welcome 2 newcomers”                  February 2004

Restaurants & Institutions                   “Perfect Pours”                                                                      August 2004                             “My trip to Portugal” (photo)                                              July 4, 2004

San Francisco Chronicle                        “An Ideal Basque-ing Place”                                                 March 3, 2004

Wine Smarts Rave Reviews                   “Celebrities and Wine Experts

are talking about Wine Smarts”                            January 2004

Drinks Buyer Americas                          “Sherry: Support Needed”                                                    September 2003

Papercity                                                 “Judith Ripka’s Trunk Show” (photo)                                September 2003

San Francisco Downtown                    “Wine 101: Learn a Burgundy from a Bordeaux”                September 2003                                        “Francis Ford Coppola Toasts History” (photo)               May 2003

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin                  “More to Savor than Just the Flavor”                                  May 15, 2003

California Wine and Food                    “Restaurants that Train”                                                       August 2003

San Francisco Bay Guardian                 “Life Lessons”                                                                       August 2003

Wine X Magazine                                  “Headspace: Rebecca Chapa on

Wine drinkers, beef jerky and Britney Spears”     March/April 2003

Restaurants and Institutions              “Shaking Up Revenue”                         December 1, 2002

San Francisco Chronicle                        “Wine Choices Galore for the Thanksgiving Table”          November 21, 2002

Nob Hill Gazette                                   “California Nebbiolo”                                                          September 2002

Foodism                                                 “Finds”                                                                                  Summer 2002

Gentry                                                    “Wine by the Class”                                                              July 2002

My Table                                                “My Table Salutes Rebecca Chapa”(photo)                         February/March 2002

Wine & Spirits Magazine                      “Editor’s Note: Windows on the World”                          December 2001

On The                                   “Quady Review”                                                                    December 2001

San Francisco Chronicle                        “Global Wine”                                                                      October 17, 2001

On The                                   “Mosby Review”                                                                   October 2001

Restaurants & Institutions                   “Water Works”                                                                      August 1, 2001

Diablo Magazine “The Diablo Guide: Wine Classes”                                     August 2001

Marin Independent Journal                  “Dining Out”                                                                        July 12, 2001

On The                                   “Elke Vineyards Review”                                                      July 2001

Restaurant Business                              “Events”(photo)                                                                   June 1, 2001

Business 2.0                                           “Cork Competency”                                                              April 3, 2001

SOMA                                                    “Tiny Bubbles”                                                                      December 2000

Sante                                                       “Society Assembles in San Jose”(photo)                             Holiday 2000

San Francisco Chronicle                        “Wine Classes”                                                                      November 29, 2000

Wine Business Insider                          “New San Francisco Wine School”                                     November 25, 2000

San Francisco Examiner                        “Frenchman Wins Sommelier-off”                                      November 14, 2000

San Francisco Examiner                        “Female Sommeliers a growing force”                                 October 18, 2000

Food & Beverage International            “Event Traveler”(photo)                                                      October 2000

San Francisco Examiner                        “Rioja: Spanish wines in Transition”                                  September 27, 2000

Sante Magazine                                      “Sommelier Summit 2000: All Peaks,

No Valleys”(photo)                                              July/August 2000

Wine & Spirits Buying Guide               “America’s Young Sommeliers-Wine

Professional of the Year”(photo)                        2000

San Francisco Chronicle                        “Wine Potpourri”                                                                  April 5, 2000

Food & Beverage International            “Alsace Food & Wine Pairing Lunch”(photo)                   March/April 2000

Epicurean                                               “XYZ-Chic”                                                                          Nov/Dec 1999

Wine & Spirits                                       “Cityscene-XYZ”                                                                  October 1999

SOMA                                                    “Crystal Methods”                                                                December 1999

Intelligent Enterprise                            “Singled Out”(cover photo)                                                 July 13, 1999

Restaurant Hospitality                           “Seeking Merlot”                                                                   July 1999

Food & Wine                                        “Kevin on Earth”                                                                 July 1999

Wine & Spirits                                       “Food & Wine Trends”                                                       April 1999                                      “Anatomy of a Wine List”                                                    October 1998

Cheers                                                     “Pricing the List”                                                                   April 1998

San Francisco Examiner Magazine       “About the Service” (photo)                                                March 8, 1998                                               “Stars Come Out”                                                                 March 1998

Gourmet                                                 “California-Jardinière”                                                           March 1998

San Francisco Focus                              “Culin-Aria”                                                                           January 1998

Food & Wine                                        “Getting Wine from a Stone” (photo)                                July 1997

Sing Tao Daily                                       “Bon Appetit Event Mention”(photo)                              1997

Cornell Magazine                                   “Cornell Students Walk Away with Wine Challenge”        1993

The Cornell Daily Sun                           “College Competition Toasts

Cornell Wine Team’s Victory”(photo)                April 14, 1993

The Cornell Daily Sun                           “Future Chefs Honor Guests with

Personalized Dinners”                                          September 10, 1992

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