- Wine director for Empire State South in Atlanta and 5&10 in Athens, Georgia.
- 2011 Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year.
- Seven-time James Beard Award nominee.
Steven Grubbs is a sommelier and the wine director at Empire State South and By George in Atlanta, and 5&10 and The National in Athens, Georgia. Steven was named 2011 Sommelier of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine and Atlanta Magazine's best sommelier in 2014. He has also been a semifinalist for seven James Beard Awards.
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