Monday Meditations with Wine – 4/18/22 Zacchaeus Golden


On this week’s episode of Monday Meditations with Wine, Chuck will have special guest restaurant owner and executive chef Zacchaeus Golden.

Golden, who is originally from the Mississippi Delta moved back to Mississippi after working his way through some of the top restaurants in New Orleans and San Francisco, such as The French Laundry, Coi, The Inn at Little Washington, Shaya, and many more! Golden has also received his associate’s degree in culinary arts from Bishop State Community College. Golden has an unrelenting passion for culinary arts. His style of cuisine is very southern-inspired focusing heavily on the origins of the ingredients and the techniques in which they are prepared. He also likes to utilize modern cooking techniques and plating styles.

When the COVID pandemic hit Golden was laid off from his job, allowing Golden to begin hosting pop-up dinners at his duplex in Jackson. The positive response to his popup dinners showed him that a tasting-menu-only restaurant could work in Jackson, and in August of 2020, he was able to make his dream of owning his own restaurant come to life – Southern Soingé.

Golden describes Southern Soingém as a guestaurant, just another name for a micro restaurant, which is a small, intimate setting where the chef delivers a more personalized experience with things like insight on how a dish is prepared or ingredient origins. Think of it like a dinner party thrown by a chef that has trained in some of the country’s top restaurants.

Southern Soigné operates in a residential duplex on a quiet, tree-lined street in the historic Belhaven neighborhood of Jackson, Mississippi. Here, chef Zacchaeus Golden serves elaborate multi-course meals to an intimate crowd.


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Replay – Monday Meditations with Wine’s 2/7/22 Special Guest Ray Sholes

Monday Meditations with Wine is a weekly live interview session on BRAVO!’s Facebook page highlighting hospitality, culinary, and beverage industry professionals from the American South. This weekly series is meant to shine a light on the enthusiastic, passionate, professionals in the south blazing trails in their respective fields. We are telling the stories of the south’s brightest in the hospitality industry.

So, grab your favorite glass of wine and experience southern hospitality from your living room, office, dorm room, or where ever you please every Monday at 6 PM CST.

This week’s special guest will be Ray Sholes from Miami, Florida. Ray Sholes is a Sommelier, wine educator, wine judge, and business owner – The Royal Vines. Ray has a discerning palate and is a passionate wine lover. He is known not only for his incredible tasting abilities and vast knowledge, but also for his friendly, relaxed, and entertaining approach to wine education.

Growing up in Compton, California Ray admits, “I come from a world where an education in fine wines, sake, craft brews, and spirits did not exist.” His fascination for wine took off after graduation from Johnson & Wales University where he earned his Bachelors of Food Service Management. His thirst for wine has taken him across the globe and has helped hone his skills beyond textbooks. Ray has spent more than 15 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry where he has experience with wine list creation, dynamic staff training, and restaurant management and consultation.

When he isn’t hosting tasting events, he works as the Sommelier at Micheal’s Genuine in the Design District of Miami, FL. Ray encourages his clients to benefit from his expertise to make their events not only a success, but a memorable one; that your family, friends, co-workers, and team will talk about for years to come!

Click Here to watch Live Monday, February 7th at 6 PM CST: https://fb.me/e/1uJbpM0OR

Replay of Monday Meditations with Wine – Monday, January 31, 2022 Special Guest Charles Springfield

Here is the replay from last night’s Facebook Live – Monday Mediations with Wine – Hosted by Chuck Nix aka The Bearded Wineaux with special guest Charles Springfield.

Chuck and Charles covered many subjects from Charles’s time here in Jackson, his transition from Mississippi to New York, Charles’s upcoming docuseries, and most importantly WINE!

So, pour a glass of your favorite wine, kick back and enjoy!

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