The spirit of collaboration is built into our DNA. Proxies are curious, experimental and creative, and so are our friends. The best things in life—a happy memory, an exquisite meal—are best shared.
Kate Norris & Thomas Monroe
Changemakers and tastemakers Kate and Tom are part of the new guard of the modern American wine canon. While they learned the ancient art of oenology on Kate’s family’s vineyard in the Loire, France, they’ve eschewed many old world constraints.
Chefs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark are the wife-and-husband team behind two of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants: Michelin-starred Parachute and wherewithall. Additionally, they share a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef.
Dominique Crenn is the chef and owner of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco—and the first and only female chef in the U.S. to have earned three Michelin stars. Also among her accolades: A James Beard Foundation Award and multiple nods from World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Miguel swept up the inaugural Michelin Guide Sommelier of the Year Award in 2021, a James Beard Foundation Media Award in 2022, and several illustrious writing bylines along the way. At home with both pen and corkscrew, Miguel’s thoughtful approach to the drinks world has earned him a cult following.
Somm and winemaker André Hueston Mack likes to say his interest in wine was sparked by watching Frasier reruns on TV, but not every budding enthusiast goes on to open bottles at world-renowned restaurants like The French Laundry and Per Se before making his own celebrated wines.
Hailed by Time magazine as “the most conspicuously gifted American chef of his generation,” Brock’s commitment to zero-proof beverages is driven in part by his own sobriety. Chef Brock recently opened his flagship restaurant Audrey in East Nashville where he serves Proxies alongside fine wines and amazing housemade beverages made with and without alcohol.