Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jessie “JABS” Birschbach

The SOMM Journal

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Jessie “JABS” Birschbach, Managing Editor at The Somm Journal magazine, is a Certified Sommelier 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). JABS is an active homebrewer, belonging to the Pacific Gravity Homebrew Club, and specializes in pairing cannabis strains with wine and beer. Although she is from the island of Kauai, spending the first six years of her life on the islands, JABS grew up 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.