February 4-5, 2024

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Boston, MA

Jen Ziskin

Jen Ziskin

Co-Owner/Wine Director, La Morra/Heritage/Punchbowl

Jen Ziskin is Co-Owner, Wine Director of La Morra, Heritage of Sherborn & Punch Bowl Brookline with her husband Josh. Jen was initiated into the restaurant business when she was fifteen years old and is familiar with all aspects of the industry. Jen and Josh opened La Morra in 2003, named after the small village they lived and trained in after they were married. La Morra, Boston Magazine’s Best Italian Restaurant in 2015, and The Improper Bostonian’s Best Italian restaurant in 2016 has earned a well-deserved reputation in Greater Boston for authentic Northern Italian cuisine. In 2015, Jen and Josh opened Heritage of Sherborn. Taking everything she loves about the hospitality business and putting it all under one roof, Jen has designed the perfect space to host weddings, functions, and wine dinners. Punch Bowl Brookline, their newest collaboration, opened in 2021. Inspired by the women who ran and managed taverns of the past Jen curated a “female focused” wine list by carefully selecting wines made, produced or managed by remarkable women.  Jen is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, received certification as an Italian Wine Specialist from the North American Sommelier Association, and is a current WSET Diploma candidate. Jen is known for her personal relationships with small family-owned and operated vineyards all over the world.