Michael was named Wine and Beverage Director at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas in September of 2007. Formerly, he served as wine director and sommelier for Kinkead’s in Washington, DC since its opening in the Fall of 1993. He was also wine director for Bob Kinkead’s Colvin Run Tavern in Vienna, Virginia, which opened in the Fall of 2001.
Described as Washington’s “best known, best loved sommelier” (Washingtonian Magazine, August 1998), and “one of America’s finest sommeliers” (Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, December, 1997), he has written numerous articles for, and conducted interviews with publications such as The Washington Post, The Wine Spectator, Sante Magazine, Food and Wine Magazine, the American Institute of Wine and Food, the Wall Street Journal, and Washingtonian Magazine. He is also a three-time nominee for outstanding wine service by the James Beard Foundation.