Monday, September 20, 2010

9/20-Michael Weiss, Jim Fiolek

Michael Weiss-Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Guide to Wines of the World, 2nd Edition

Michael Weiss is originally from Montreal Canada from a family involved with catering
and hotels. He has 20 years of restaurant experience and has worked as Chef Sommelier and Maitre D' at 4 and 5 star hotels. Michael joined the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1987 and is the chair of wine studies.
Michael Weiss has served as a wine judge in America and abroad. Mr Weiss has a Bachelor of Science in Education , a hotel management diploma, and holds the advanced certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers. In 1998, the Corporation des Vignerons des Champagne France chose him as the American recipient of the St Vincent Diploma of Honor. In 2007 he was inducted in to the Confaria (Brotherhood)of Porto and received the European Wine Councils life time achievement award for wine education.In 2009 he
received the distinguished service award from the Italian Trade Commission.
Michael lectures at wine festivals, conferences, and dinners and features music at many events. He writes a wine column for Hudson Valley Connoisseur magazine. Michael Weiss is co-author of Exploring Wine, a textbook published by Wiley, that was nominated for the James Beard award. He is also co-author of Wine Wise 2009 winner of the James Beard award for best beverage book and Georges Dubouef award for best wine book . Michael Weiss lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife Jennifer who is an artist and art therapist. .
Michael Weiss, C.H.E., The Charmer Sunbelt Group Endowed Chair for Wines and Spirits, Professor in Table Service
Education: B.S., State University of New York, Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY; C.E.G.E.P., Dawson College, Montreal, Canada; New York Hotel Management School, NYC. Professional Experience: Adjunct Professor, New School University, NYC. Chef Sommelier, Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, FL. Maître d’Hôtel, Don Cesar, St. Petersburg, FL. Head Sommelier, Colony Beach Resort, Long Boat Key, FL; Arnauds, New Orleans. Wine Judge, National Restaurant Association, 1987. Author: Exploring Wine. Awards: Diploma of Honor, Corporation des Cignerons de Champagne, 1998. Member: Sommelier Society of America, East Coast Chapter.
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