Andre Mack

André Hueston Mack (born December 25, 1972) is an American sommelier, winemaker, and author.wikipedia
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Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

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In 2003, at the age of 30, he competed and won the title of Best Young Sommelier in America, awarded by the Chaine des Rotisseurs.
In 2003, at the age of 30, sommelier Andre Mack became the first African American to win the Chaîne's title of Best Young Sommelier in America.

David Kinch

Mack appeared as a guest judge along with two Michelin stars chef David Kinch on episode 4 (entitled "Daring Pairings") of Season 1 of the ABC reality show The Taste, which aired on February 12, 2013.
Kinch appeared as a guest judge along with award-winning sommelier Andre Mack on episode 4 (entitled "Daring Pairings") of Season 1 of the ABC reality show The Taste, which aired on February 12, 2013.

Sommelier

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André Hueston Mack (born December 25, 1972) is an American sommelier, winemaker, and author.

Winemaker

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André Hueston Mack (born December 25, 1972) is an American sommelier, winemaker, and author.

African Americans

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He is the first African American to win the title of Best Young Sommelier in America (2003), and was the runner-up for the title of Best Sommelier in North America in 2004.

Citigroup

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Despite a successful career with Citicorp Investment Services, in the early 2000s Andre Mack decided to leave his "desk job" to pursue his passion for wine.

Wine

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Despite a successful career with Citicorp Investment Services, in the early 2000s Andre Mack decided to leave his "desk job" to pursue his passion for wine.

The Palm (restaurant)

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Mack began to study wine in earnest while working at The Palm in San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio

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Mack began to study wine in earnest while working at The Palm in San Antonio, Texas.

Thomas Keller

He was the first African American sommelier to do so. Gaining exposure, Thomas Keller offered Mack a position on the opening team of his New York restaurant, Per Se.

Per Se (restaurant)

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He was the first African American sommelier to do so. Gaining exposure, Thomas Keller offered Mack a position on the opening team of his New York restaurant, Per Se.

Wine Spectator

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His wine lists have also received recognition by Wine Spectator, and he has been featured in Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Black Enterprise.

Food & Wine

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His wine lists have also received recognition by Wine Spectator, and he has been featured in Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Black Enterprise.

Wine & Spirits

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His wine lists have also received recognition by Wine Spectator, and he has been featured in Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Black Enterprise.

The New York Times

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His wine lists have also received recognition by Wine Spectator, and he has been featured in Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Black Enterprise.

HuffPost

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His wine lists have also received recognition by Wine Spectator, and he has been featured in Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Black Enterprise.

The Wall Street Journal

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His wine lists have also received recognition by Wine Spectator, and he has been featured in Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Black Enterprise.

Black Enterprise

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His wine lists have also received recognition by Wine Spectator, and he has been featured in Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Black Enterprise.

Aspen, Colorado

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Mack is an ardent wine educator who has been invited to host seminars and lead panel discussions at several food and wine gatherings including The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado and the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival.

Preservation Society of Newport County

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Mack is an ardent wine educator who has been invited to host seminars and lead panel discussions at several food and wine gatherings including The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado and the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival.

Michelin Guide

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Mack appeared as a guest judge along with two Michelin stars chef David Kinch on episode 4 (entitled "Daring Pairings") of Season 1 of the ABC reality show The Taste, which aired on February 12, 2013.

The Taste

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Mack appeared as a guest judge along with two Michelin stars chef David Kinch on episode 4 (entitled "Daring Pairings") of Season 1 of the ABC reality show The Taste, which aired on February 12, 2013.

Château Mouton Rothschild

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In 2007 Mack founded Maison Noir Wines (formerly named Mouton Noir Wines until a dispute with Chateau Mouton Rothschild) after having forged relationships with growers and winemakers from Oregon over many years.

Oregon wine

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In 2007 Mack founded Maison Noir Wines (formerly named Mouton Noir Wines until a dispute with Chateau Mouton Rothschild) after having forged relationships with growers and winemakers from Oregon over many years.

Wine label

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Based on the success of the wine labels he created for Maison Noir Wines, in 2011 Mack established Get Fraiche Cru, a boutique graphic design firm, for which he serves as creative director.