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In Spain, where wine is nearly always shared with meals, the production of reasonably priced wine has been mastered in a way New World wine producers are only beginning to understand. From Rioja to Monsant to Bierzo, the choices are endless and always exceptional.
Portugal, with its long history of grape growing and fortified wine production, has become a leader on the world stage for delicious, reasonably priced dry table wines. Like in Spain, fine wine has evolved into something that is seamlessly integrated into daily life. With over 250 native grape varieties, this region has a wealth of wine knowledge to explore.
From Argentinian Malbec to Chilean Cabernet, South America makes wines of strikingly consistent quality and shocking value. With a nod to the bold flavors of the New World and a healthy respect for the character of the Old World, these wines should not be missed by any lover of the grape.
Mike has leveraged his knowledge and passion to create and teach wine education curricula, develop food pairing programs, organize and lead wine education events, and lead both private and corporate tasting functions. Mike has been featured in articles in the San Jose Business Journal and San Jose Magazine and interviewed for segments on “In Wine Country,” and two different wine-related episodes on KRON-TV. After cofounding Enoteca la Storia in 2010 with partner Joe Cannistraci, he tapped back into his studies and achieved the following certifications:
-Certified Italian Wine Professional with honors- Italian Wine Central
-Certified Specialist of Wine- Society of Wine Educators
-Italian Wine Scholar with highest honors- Wine Scholar Guild
-French Wine Scholar with highest honors- Wine Scholar Guild
In July of 2019 Michael became one of approximately 1000 Advanced Sommeliers in the world, certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Mike works directly with our import partner, private label sources and exclusive distributors to research, taste and choose the best wines and create the written material for your club(s). He has been curating wine clubs for over 16 years.