Rachael Lowe fell in love with wine when she was working in restaurants while attending undergraduate school at the Art Institute of Chicago. She moved to New York to pursue her graduate degree in food studies at NYU, where she took her first assistant Sommelier positon at the now closed Café Gray. From there she worked at the Mandarin Oriental, and opened Gordon Ramsay at the London. After graduating she moved to Napa Valley to join the Thomas Keller Restaurant group. She relocated back to Chicago in 2010 and in 2014 became Beverage Director for Spiaggia. In 2018 she was promoted to the Director of Beverage for Levy Restaurant Group. Spiaggia is a finalist for Outstanding Wine Program through the James Beard awards for a second year in a row.