"Michael is currently the Wine Buyer for Lionstone International, a company that runs four of the largest and most well respected wine clubs in America, including WSJwine from the Wall Street Journal, Zagat Wine, Virgin Wines, and Laithwaites Wine.  He is responsible for purchasing the entire portfolio of wines sold through these four clubs, which include wines from all over the world.  He has previously worked as Wine Director at the Ritz-Carlton Westchester and as Head Sommelier at BLT Steak White Plains, where his winelist included over 750 selections and received an Award of Unique Distinction from Wine Enthusiast and a Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator."