Jessie Birschbach, Senior Wine & Beer Editor at The SOMM Journal magazine, is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers with a background in fine dining (Spago, Beverly Hills; Mastro’s Steakhouse, Beverly Hills), creative marketing (Signature Creative, Protagonist), and comedy (iO West, UCB LA). Also an avid beer enthusiast, Jessie is a Certified Cicerone®, mediocre homebrewer, and member of the Pacific Gravity Homebrew Club. Her more recent enterprise involves pairing cannabis strains (and their respective terpenes) with wine and beer. Although she is from the island of Kauai, Jessie grew up (mostly) in San Diego, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from San Diego State University. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her wife and son.