Mike’s love of wine began early in life in the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York. As a young boy, he watched his grandfather graft fruit trees and grape vines in the family garden and became fascinated with wine. That interest only continued to grow as Mike grew up surrounded by an Italian family that enjoyed Sunday afternoons sharing food — and wine. Mike feels blessed to have learned about the magic and joy of growing, harvesting, and sharing food and wine with family and friends.
The WineGuyMike™ brand developed as Mike participated with and listened closely to a valued community of wine enthusiasts. He found he enjoyed sharing his expertise and passion for wine and he has developed a sizable following that continues to grow.
Residing in Missoula, Montana, Mike has built trusted national and international relationships with novice and experienced wine consumers, new and legendary wine brands, and business leaders in the wine industry. He is recognized as an authentic and trustworthy influencer and advisor at the consumer-wine industry nexus.