We are a group of experienced and driven reps, committed to maintaining a stellar wine portfolio, ultimately providing quality to the Chicago area.

Brian Tite
Proprietor, Sommelier

Brian Tite is the founder and proprietor of Stellar Cellars. Brian is a born and raised Chicagoan and has deep knowledge of the restaurant, wine bar and private club arena in Chicago. Brian has a financial and business background and has been CFO for a number of mid-size domestic and large international companies over the last 20+ years of his career. And while food and wine have been a long time personal passion, Brian has had formal continuing education at the Culinary Institute of America-Napa, Kendall College in Illinois, The Ritz Carlton and Wine Spectator award restaurants in and around Chicago. His wine knowledge is rooted in 20 years of travel, exposure and education in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys in California. He has developed his palate and Napa appellation knowledge being schooled by some of Napa’s premier proprietors, winemakers and vineyard managers. His formal wine education has also included numerous classes at the Chicago Wine School. As a result, Brian is bringing his business, food and wine strengths together in the leading of Stellar Cellars.

Mike Poedtke
Portfolio Sales Consultant

Mike Poedtke is a seasoned international traveler with over 20 trips outside the country. He is a passionate lover of fine food, wine and culture and enjoys immersing himself in local customs and flavors wherever he travels. 25+ years in a sales capacity. Happily joined the Stellar Cellars team in August 2013.