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Male Monday: Brad Ball in South Carolina

We ducked down to Charleston to hang out with his royal wineness, Brad Ball of Wine Awesomeness

Some say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, well, here at SS, the way to our hearts is via a nice glass of vino. Brad Ball (awesome name) certainly dulled our senses, made us lose our inhibitions, and even gave us the hiccups when he whipped up this heirloom tomato salad and crispy skinned snapper dish. Raise your glasses, gals!

Name: Brad Ball
Dish: Heirloom tomato salad with sourdough croutons, Sicilian salt, and basil with crispy skin snapper with Mepkin Abbey mushrooms and faro with pine nuts
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Current location: Charleston, SC
Day job: Sommelier with Wine Awesomenes and restaurateur
Daily uniform: Untucked polo or button down, jeans or chinos, and loafers
In the kitchen, I swear by: Salt and acid!
The taste I couldn’t live without: Champagne
If my kitchen could talk, it would say: Use me more!
Latest splurge:  Coravin: a handheld wine preservation system that just hit the market. I can’t wait to check it out.
Last place I traveled: Miami domestically and South Africa internationally
In life, what is most important to me is: Friends, family ,and vino!
I get nervous when: Speaking in front of large groups
My top 5 restaurants:
1. Fiskebar in Copenhagen
2. Al Capitan in Verona
3. Aloña Berri in San Sebastian
4. Sun Wah in Chicago
5. Le Pigeon in Portland
My motto: Make It Happen!