Top Sommelier of the Year, former sommelier at Bar Boulud, and Wine Enthusiast’s 40-Under-40, Michael Madrigale talks wines that taste more expensive than they really are, BYO’s to bring them to, and direct to consumer wine sales.

What are you drinking now? 

Muscadet, Jura, Loire, Vouvray, France

Favorite wine and food pairing?

Sushi and Champagne

Favorite wine restaurant or bar?

Pearl and Ash, NYC

Rebelle, NYC

Favorite all time wine?

1971 Ponsot Clos La de la Roch

Best wine under $15? 

Red: Nero D' Avola, Montepulciano, Italy

White: Pepiere Muscadet

Weekly Wine Sip: 

2014 Chateau La Touche Muscadet Sevre et Maine, France, $11-15

Pale straw color, a nose of grapefruit, flowers and minerals, on the palate crisp, citrus, minerals with good acidity. Pairs well with shellfish and seafood. Liked It

Sam Benrubi