Iconoclastic sommelier André Hueston Mack was the first African-American to be named Best Young Sommelier in America by Chaine des Rotisseurs. He was a somme- lier at Thomas Keller’s renowned French Laundry before opening Chef Keller’s three- Michelin-starred Per Se. As one of the top professionals in the wine industry he has worked with the likes of Amazon, Cadillac, Ebay, National Rental Car, Microsoft and has appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s “The Taste” and NBC’s “Uncorked”.
In 2007, he founded Maison Noir Wines which incorporated his trademark attitude and personal perspective on wine subculture. The wines are unique and distinctive garage wines (micro-négociant) which source the best fruit possible in the Willamette Valley re- gion of Oregon to produce wines showing the individuality of their respective sites and terroirs.
A self-taught graphic designer, Mack designs all of his labels as well as a t-shirt line for Maison Noir Wines. Additionally, he authored and illustrated Small Thyme Cooks, the world’s first culinary coloring and activity book. Most recently, Mack wrote his part mem- oir and part wine guide 99 Bottles: A Black Sheep’s Guide to Life-Changing Wines which was released on October 22nd, 2019 through Abrams Books..
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