Welcome to WORD OF MOUTH with Leiti Hsu on HeritageRadioNetwork.org! Leiti Hsu, a fixture in NYC dining culture, is joined by Dustin Wilson, Master Sommelier and Wine Director at the three-Michelin starred Eleven Madison Park. We’ll hear about his personal wine project, Vallin and the evolving winemaking culture in California. Also, we’ll find out Dustin’s bad boy childhood and how he ended up in the world of wine; of course it was he picked up studies in geography after finance proved unexciting. Dustin discusses the wine drinking culture of America and the increasingly fragmented wine media landscape. They’ll delve into what it’s really like to work the floor at a Michelin three-star restaurant in New York City — and what Dustin’s up to when he’s not at work. This program was brought to you byThis program has been sponsored by Brooklyn Slate.
“I see the industry going in a good direction. There’s so many more sources of quality information about wine out there now versus ten to fifteen years ago.” [33:25]
— Dustin Wilson on Word of Mouth