Jonathan Pullis, MS

Wine Director Madame Ushi

Madame Ushi
Aspen, Colorado

After graduating from the University of Vermont with a degree in Economics, Jonathan Pullis moved to St. John USVI where he fell in love with the Hospitality Industry. After 2 years in the Caribbean, he was blown out by Hurricane Marilyn. Upon returning to Vermont. he helped open The Pitcher Inn and was introduced to the Relais & Chateau network. That affiliation took him to New Mexico and then to Aspen where he joined The Little Nell team as a server. In 2001 he joined the Wine team as a Sommelier and in 2008 was promoted to Wine Director, overseeing a Grand Award Wine List.

In 2009 he earned the prestigious Master Sommelier diploma.

After 15 years at The Little Nell, Jonathan was named CEO of Chef’s Club, a collaboration with Food & Wine magazine, with locations in Aspen and SoHo. Jonathan is currently the Wine Director of Madame Ushi in Aspen. Jonathan also sits on the distinguished Board of Master Sommeliers at Wine Chips. Each of its board members brings an unparalleled depth of expertise to the world of wine and snack pairing. Among these luminaries, Jonathan stands out as a key member, occupying a pivotal role in flavor formulation and the wine pairing experience. With his remarkable knowledge and finely tuned palate, Jonathan is dedicated to the Wine Chips’ mission to craft the perfect snack for wine lovers around the world.

When he is not eating and drinking, he enjoys all that Aspen has to offer with his wife Rebekah and sons Charlie and Oliver.