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At the time of this interview, Michael Madrigale was the Chef Sommelier of Manhattan restaurants Boulud Sud and Bar Boulud.
Michael shares stories from his trip to Alsace in France, and describes how he fell in love with Riesling. He shares his thoughts on what defines minerality, how someone might get started with Riesling, and what he appreciates about drinking wine with friends. Michael also discusses what he learned from his family while sitting down at the family kitchen table. And he touches on his use of social media in the wine world.
Wines tasted in this episode:
2010 Domaine Weinbach Riesling, Alsace (France)
2009 Jean-Michel et Laurent Pillot Mercurey, Burgundy (France)