Sommelier Scott Tyree of Tru - Biography

Chicago, IL

November 2011

Scott is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Speech with a degree in Radio, Television and Film. While studying in the Bordeaux region of France, he developed a fascination with wine and viniculture. Upon his return to the United States, Scott plunged headlong into the wine industry and decided to pursue a career as a sommelier. He has passed the Certificate and Advanced Examinations of The Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently pursuing the prestigious title of Master Sommelier with The Court in the Spring of 2002. In 1996, Scott accepted the position of sommelier at Lettuce Entertain You's bustling Shaw's Crab House. He became wine director at TRU in 1999 where his wine program has received accolades from such respected publications as Food and Wine Magazine (Top Ten Best New Wine Lists in the U.S. for 2000) and Wine Spectator (Best Award of Excellence 2000 and 2001).