Jillian was born and raised on the south side of Chicago where meat and potatoes with a side of milk were the beautiful norm. A semester abroad as an art student in Florence led to her drinking Italian wine simply because it was less expensive than beer. The rest, as they say, is history.
Although she is happy to drink a well made wine from anywhere in the world, right now her passion lies with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Champagne, Riesling and anything from the Northern Rhone.
Jillian loves to share beautiful food & wine with her wife, spend time with her growing extended family, water ski and love on her pup, Buddy.
Jillian joined Novovino in August of 2007.