From military school to Citicorp, to wine, Andre Hueston Mack got his start in San Antonio where he was selected Best Young Somm by the Chaine des Rotisserie, also the first Afro-American to do so. Andre channeled the good vibes west to Thomas Keller’s French Laundry as a Somm and then headed east as the opening crew at Keller’s Per Se. Following his passion for winemaking, Andre created Maison Noir Wines. Things don’t stop there, Andre is a graphic artist, restaurant and wine store owner, and author of his new book “99 Bottles: A Black Sheep’s Guide to Life Changing Wine”.

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