Welcome to WORD OF MOUTH with Leiti Hsu on HeritageRadioNetwork.org! Leiti Hsu, a fixture in NYC dining culture, is joined by Thomas Pastuszak, Wine Director at The NoMad. We’ll talk about what doctors, classical pianists, and sommeliers have in common. We hear about that “aha” moment Thomas had that turned him to the world of wine. Thomas and Leiti discuss the Coravin by-the-glass program at The NoMad, and why it enables the “youth,” as we say, to experience super special wines without breaking the bank. Finally, we wine-ed down with an in-studio blind tasting of surprise — a bottle from Thomas’ favorite wine region. This program has been sponsored by MOOD Magazine.


“I was inspired by this new generation of restauranteurs and sommeliers. I really love this notion of getting people to the table, showing them a great time, and this idea of hospitality.” [17:22]

“In the context of wine, it’s really important to know your stuff. You want to tell a story to your guest that’s visual and graphic, without being overbearing.” [30:48]

Thomas Pastuszak on Word of Mouth