Intro/Cert. Study Group in Lake County Illinois

I recently passed my Introductory "Level 1", and I am looking to further my studies and surround myself with like-minded, aspiring professionals who are all working towards a common goal.  I couldn't have passed my Level 1 without a study partner and have no intention of studying alone for Level 2.  

If there is anyone interested in getting together on a regular basis to push each other and encourage one another please contact me at  Once I have a few responses we will begin to work on a specific day of the week/time.  

Hope to hear from all you Lake County Sommeliers!


Matt Coover

Wine Director

Sullivan's Steakhouse

250 Marriott Dr. 

Lincolnshire IL, 60069

Cell # 312-502-6166

  • Matt-

    I'm currently studying for the intro exam in Atlanta at the end of January. I would be interested in linking up with you and others in the area even thought I'm located a small distance away from Lake County. (I'm located in West Dundee/Kane County). I'm alright with making the commute every once in awhile (every other week, pending my work schedule)

    Contact me via email and maybe we can link up sometime.

    Ryan Skrzypczynski
  • Matt, my name is Bill Wilkens. I live in Lake County and have been to Sullivan's. I am NOT in the business but want to learn more and just do better with oral than written exams. My intent is to go no higher than the Certified level, basically because I do not have the 3 yr min requirement of service. I've been doing a lot of reading/studying on my own with multiple resources including Guildsomm. I would be interested in communicating further and if things work out it would very much appreciated if you could help me out studying for the Champagne service portion of the Certified Exam.

  • In reply to William Wilkens:

    Sure. Let me get back to you with a plan and some study material.